HSC Workshop - Ext 2 English: Refining, reflecting, and submitting - Thurs 15 March 2018
This is the second in the series of HSC Extension 2 English workshops run by Siboney Duff through the Byron Writers Festival program for 2018 HSC students. This full-day workshop moves on from the initial processes explored in Workshop 1 and delves into the drafting and editorial stages of the work.
Students will learn how to assess their creative works-in-progress for thematic sophistication, textual integrity, and narrative drive, as well as considering their final Reflection Statement and exploring how best to give the HSC examiners what they want. They will explore the editorial process and learn how to undertake a Four Stage Editing Protocol, looking at overall structure, characterisation and setting, and dramatisation and exposition. They will also examine their works in progress to assess viewpoint, perspective and time shifts, and learn how to embed literary techniques such as symbolism, motifs, metaphor, intertextuality, and foreshadowing (even if it’s retrospectively).
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Mapping ART - Strategic Planning for Writers (and other Creatives)- Sat 24 February 2018
This full-day workshop is about the interplay between dreaming and doing – about the fine art of getting shit done.
Participants will learn Siboney’s Mapping ART method to creative strategic planning, a process she has developed based on best-practice ‘business world’ accountability structures and processes, and underscored by self-care and the principles of stoicism. Forget SWAT analyses and Key Performance Indicators – you’re a human being and an artist, not a machine. Your process needs to be sensitively constructed with creativity in mind – but you still need to produce. And earn an income. And take care of your family. And feed the dog. This workshop will show you how to build and expand your professional skills and profile while living a rich (and hectic) life.
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Healing through Writing
Healing through Writing is as much a perspective as it is a process. Based on decades of research into trauma, survival, and healing, and the way language and writing aid our ability to contextualise and articulate painful experiences, the Healing through Writing program has been developed by myself and author Jessie Cole and is dedicated to helping writers (new and established) give voice to their stories and move forward from trauma.
Offered across a range of platforms - from in-person full-day, weekend, and five-day workshops, to online writing groups and one-to-one mentorships - Healing through Trauma is an initiative born of a love of writing and a passionate belief in the healing power of language.
Workshops dates for 2018 are currently being finalised and will be published as soon as possible. If you would like to find out more, please visit the Healing through Writing page and complete the contact form.