I run workshops and short courses on all aspects of writing, editing, and publishing. I also run workshops for secondary students wanting to improve their writing skills, as well as for English teachers interested in expanding their lesson repertoire when it comes to creative writing. Finally, I have spent many years running workshops and short courses for HSC students undertaking Extension 2 English and am happy to collaborate with schools wanting to provide such opportunities to their students.
Details regarding new and upcoming workshops and courses will be posted to this page. However, if you have suggestions regarding workshop options, or if you have a group of 4-8 people and you'd like me to design a specific workshop to meet your own unique needs, please feel free to drop me a line here.
Upcoming workshops and presentations...
Southern Highlands Writers' Festival - 18 July 2017
Got a manuscript and feeling overwhelmed as to what to do next? In this workshop, in conjunction with the Friends of the Wingecarribee Libraries, Siboney Duff will focus on the editorial process, teaching participants how to edit their work for clarity, narrative drive, reader engagement and publication.
To purchase a ticket, visit https://www.shwf.com.au/
From Concept to Edit - Book-ending the Creative Writing Process
Have a writing project you're keen to embark on? Or complete? Need some creative inspiration together with some practical advice? Then this weekend workshop could be just the thing you need. BOOK NOW - places are strictly limited. Click HERE for more info.
Embedding Creativity in the English Classroom
Textual analysis is the bread and butter of many an English teacher's repertoire. And yet, more often than not, those very same skilled and knowledgeable teachers tend to break out in a cold sweat at the mere thought of generating their own piece of creative writing. This presentation will briefly examine the science behind creativity as a learning tool, explore the myriad ways English teachers can embrace and nurture creativity in students, and provide a range of practical strategies for teaching creative writing through a creative approach to textual analysis (rather than as a discrete unit).