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The Writers Tribe: Workshops for Young Writers

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Writing workshops with professional writers for free
In what has to be one of the top free events of the school holidays is The Writers' Tribe - Workshops for Young Writers being held by the City of Unley to celebrate National Youth Week 2013.

It doesn't matter if you want to write sci-fi fantasy, graphic novels, short stories, poetry, zines or plays, here is an opportunity for young writers to further develop and sharpen their writing skills.

The Writers' Tribe has grown out of the need of young people wanting professional development and opportunities to continue to improve their literary skills in a variety of genres. A group of young writers were consulted on what they would like as a writers' workshop and their ideas and input really helped shape this assortment of writing workshops.

The Writers' Tribe
David M Cornish - Sci-Fi/Fantasy Workshop.

Just imagine a day of literary workshops conducted by highly acclaimed professional writers of various genres and experience. Young writers will have the opportunity to work with internationally acclaimed writers such as David M Cornish, author of Monster Blood Tattoo and Nicki Bloom, nationally recognised playwright of The Sun and Other Stars.

The Writers' Tribe
Nicki Bloom - Winner of the Patrick White Playwrights' Award.

The choice is yours; you can attend one workshop or all of the workshops. Places are limited to 20 per workshop. There are no boundaries, so young people can attend from other areas.

Where: Unley Town Hall
When: Saturday, 13 April, First workshop commences 10.00am
Registration: Free on the day, or phone: 8372 5111.

The Workshop Program:

10.00 - 10.30 am.

Catherine Norton (aka Helen Dinmore) will run 5 minute quick-fire writing challenges for participants to create instant entries to win a Kindle or book voucher.

Catherine is an Adelaide writer and reviewer, whose short stories have appeared in many literary publications. In 2014, her first book, Crossing will be published by Omnibus Books.

She writes regularly in the Adelaide Review. She is currently completing a PhD in Creative Writing at the University of Adelaide. She has taught short story writing at university, worked as a publishing assistant and manuscript assessor.

10.30 am - 12.00 pm.

The Writers' Tribe
Doom Bunny and the Monster Catchers by Loren Morris

Loren Morris - Graphic Novels - Workshop #1
Loren has published a Children's graphic novel, Doom Bunny and the Monster Catchers with Scholastic books.

She loves reading comics and graphic novels, especially horror.
She writes and illustrates her own books, as well as self-publishing small press comics and attending comic and anime conventions.

She has completed a Bachelor of Visual Communication at the University of SA, and for two years she lived and taught in Japan.

The Writers' Tribe
Beast Child by Ben Chandler

Ben Chandler - Short Stories - Workshop #2

Ben has published two young adult novels, Quillblade and Beast Child from the Voyages of the Flying Dragon series.

He has a PhD in Creative Writing and has published academic work on popular culture, video game narrative theory, Japanese heroism, anime and manga, comic books and video games.
creative pedagogy.

12.30 pm - 2.00 pm

The Writers' Tribe
Creating Wings - Lilliana Rose's first collection of poetry.

Lilliana Rose - Poetry - Workshop #3

In 2012, Lilliana's first collection of poetry, Creating Wings Various publications around the world have published her poems and short stories.

She has a Masters in Creative Writing at Adelaide University.

The Writers' Tribe
Ryan Paine.

Ryan Paine - Zines - Workshop #4

Ryan has worked as:
Editor of Voiceworks.
Book Editor at Wakefield Press
Director of Format Festival's Academy of Words.
Co-blogger of Socratic Ignorance of Bliss, a respected industry blog for two years.

His book reviews have been published in The Big Issue, Australian Book Review and on Radio National's The Book Show.

Ryan's short stories have been published in various publications.

BREAK: 2.00 pm - 2.30 pm

2.30 PM - 4.00 PM

The Writers' Tribe
Monster Blood Tattoo by David M. Cornish

David M. Cornish - Sci-Fi / Fantasy - Workshop #5.

David is an Adelaide writer and illustrator, who is known internationally for his highly acclaimed series, Monster Blood Tattoo.

He has been inspired by various sci-fi / fantasy genres, from the first Star Wars movie, C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkein.

David didn't begin telling his story with words, but with his drawings. Today, his novels combine words with illustrations to create his fictional worlds.

The Writers' Tribe
Tender - playwright: Nicki Bloom

Nicki Bloom - Playwriting - Workshop #6

Since Nicki's first play, Tender opened in Sydney in 2006. Her plays have been produced in Aubrey, Brisbane and New York City, with further readings in London and Melbourne.

Her plays and prose have won some of Australia's most prestigious awards.

Nicki's plays include Tender; Land & Sea; Bloodwood; A Cathedral and The Sun and the Other Stars.
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Why? Awesome opportunity for young writers to further improve their writing skills with professional writers.
When: Saturday, 13 April 2013
Phone: 08 83725111
Where: Unley Town Hall, 181 Unley Road, Unley
Cost: FREE
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