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The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. No price is too high for the privilege of owning yourself. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. No price is too high for the privilege of owning yourself. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

Writing Masterclasses at the Tasmanian Writers and Readers Festival 11 – 13 September 2015

Kate Harrison, Festival Marketing
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Cate Kennedy

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Stephanie Bishop

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Brent MacLaine

Tickets for the full festival program went on sale last week and have been tracking well. Women of Letters sold out in just a few days and audiences are encouraged to get in early so they don’t miss out on any other sessions.

The festival is kicking off on Friday 11 September with a program of masterclasses offered by Australian writers, Cate Kennedy and Stephanie Bishop and Canadian writer, Brent MacLaine.

There is a strict limit of 25 participants per masterclass so people are encouraged to book now.

Cate Kennedy, short story expert, poet and all around prolific writer believes in the importance of life experience to fuel a great story. Her full-day masterclass on The Essence of Great Stories promises to inspire participants to pick up a pen and get on with that blockbusting story.

Time: 10am – 3pm
Cost: Full $130, Concession $110 (includes lunch)

The Essence of Great Stories with Cate Kennedy – SOLD OUT

Stephanie Bishop, writer, critic and lecturer in Creative Writing at the University of New South Wales, has just released her already highly acclaimed second novel, The Other Side of the World. Stephanie’s class, Turning the Real into Fiction: Ways of Starting Out will explore the relationship between truth and fiction through a series of exercises to assist writers to generate their own material.

Time: 10am – 1pm
Cost: Full $77, Concession $55

Turning the Real Into Fiction: Ways of Starting Out with Stephanie Bishop – SOLD OUT

Brent MacLaine, celebrated Canadian poet, academic and professor of modern literature, will host a half-day masterclass, See What I Mean: The Power of Description. Earlier this year, Brent was selected as the 2015 Canadian writer to come to Tasmania as part of the ‘Tasmania and Prince Edward Island Writer’s Exchange’.

Time: 10am – 1pm
Cost: Full $77, Concession $55

See What I Mean: The Power of Description with Brent MacLaine

Tasmanian Writers and Readers Festival
11 – 13 September 2015
Hadley’s Orient Hotel, 34 Murray St, Hobart

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