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The Perils of Proofreading: An Introduction to Proofreading

Working with a range of real-life sample proofs, you learn the basics of proofreading, how to apply the standard proofreading marks and how to prevent worst-case scenarios from occurring. You discuss the stages of book production, the terms used in publishing, the proofreader’s responsibilities, the differences between copy editing and proofreading, the parts of a double-age spread, printers' type gauges, and a case study. Please bring a red, blue and green pen; a ruler; a bottle... [More]
$132 Limited inc GST / $119
The Perils of Proofreading: An Introduction to Proofreading

<p>Working with a range of real-life sample proofs, you learn the basics of proofreading, how to apply the standard proofreading marks and how to prevent worst-case scenarios from occurring. You

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The Creative Writing Laboratory

The creative writing laboratory will suit beginners and those who have written before. Using practical exercises to capture the emotional and physical landscape of your writing, you’ll discover or rediscover your own writing voice, whilst learning more about structure and style. If you wish, there will be opportunities to read your work to the group for feedback. COURSE OUTLINE Clarify your idea by drafting tagline, logline and synopsis (and a poem). Strengthen your writing via... [More]
$219 Limited inc GST / $197
The Creative Writing Laboratory

<p>The creative writing laboratory will suit beginners and those who have written before. Using practical exercises to capture the emotional and physical landscape of your writing, you’ll discover or

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Please note there is no session on the 20th August for this class.

Journal & Memoir Writing

There is an art to journal and memoir writing that lifts it from the banal to the sublime. Spend a day learning how to write meaningful and creative journals and memoirs. Explore styles of writing that best reflect your thoughts and experiences and which will make for useful reading and future satisfying reflections. COURSE OUTLINE Read and review and analyse model examples of a variety of journal and memoir styles Unpack writing styles – examining tone, tense, use of imagery and... [More]
$107 Limited inc GST / $96
Journal & Memoir Writing

<p>There is an art to journal and memoir writing that lifts it from the banal to the sublime. Spend a day learning how to write meaningful and creative journals and memoirs. Explore styles of writing

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Love For A Day - Love Poetry

Explore the rich variety of love poetry from across the centuries and genres. Look at traditional expressions of love, to exaggerations, disenchanted and forsaken love, and ironic takes on love. A fascinating and fun journey into the wonderful world of love and poetry. COURSE OUTLINE Traditional expressions of love for example “How do I love thee, let me count the ways?” by Elizabeth Barrett Browning Sad, tragic and unrequited expressions of love for example “I vex my heart alone,... [More]
$107 Limited inc GST / $96
Love For A Day - Love Poetry

<p>Explore the rich variety of love poetry from across the centuries and genres. Look at traditional expressions of love, to exaggerations, disenchanted and forsaken love, and ironic takes on love. A

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Structural (Substantive) Editing

Whereas copy editors feather dust the typescript, structural (substantive) editors refurbish it. Learn what structural editors do; discuss the nature, proportions, elements and arrangement of any publication; brainstorm ways to structure an unstructured book; identify the text and non-text elements of two similar books; reorder a group of paragraphs and the entries in a table of contents; suggest ways to structurally improve a school newsletter and a magazine article; and learn to... [More]
$132 Limited inc GST / $119
Structural (Substantive) Editing

<p>Whereas copy editors feather dust the typescript, structural (substantive) editors refurbish it. Learn what structural editors do; discuss the nature, proportions, elements and arrangement of any

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Everyday Creativity: A Way into Writing

Creativity we know, is important in every art form – the challenge for writers is how to access your creative energy and bring it to the page. This courses offers an introduction to meditative and visualisation techniques, sense immersion, mind mapping, scrapbooking, word play, mind photography, image collecting, and more. Be prepared for mess, chaos, colour, texture, movement, music, sound, as we open all the senses to the deliciousness of creative play. All genres welcome. COURSE... [More]
$107 Limited inc GST / $96
Everyday Creativity: A Way into Writing

<p>Creativity we know, is important in every art form – the challenge for writers is how to access your creative energy and bring it to the page. This courses offers an introduction to meditative and

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Snippets From Your Life

What do Susan Sontag, Vladimir Nabokov and Helen Garner have in common? They all wrote about small snippets of their life and turned the stuff of the everyday into art. Learn how to embrace moments from your life and spin them into a true story. Consider themes such as your childhood home, your most unusual friendship or your most surprising day. SUGGESTED READING Creative nonfiction eg Helen Garner, Everywhere I Look or The Feel of Steel COURSE OUTLINE Works of creative nonfiction... [More]
$107 Limited inc GST / $96
Snippets From Your Life

<p>What do Susan Sontag, Vladimir Nabokov and Helen Garner have in common? They all wrote about small snippets of their life and turned the stuff of the everyday into art. Learn how to embrace moments

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