The programme has just been launched for WORD Christchurch 2016 Writers & Readers Festival, which runs from 26 to 28 August. I’ll be teaching a writing workshop on the Friday of the festival.
Teaching the monster to speak: Writing believable fictional characters
Writing fiction is a licence to invent and transform. When we write, we might choose to inhabit our own or someone else’s skin, or create a character from scratch.
Tracy Farr’s acclaimed novel, The Life and Loves of Lena Gaunt, has been described as ‘a novel which reads like an elegant memoir’. In this workshop, which was a hit at the recent Perth Writers Festival, Farr explores ways of inventing believable characters, and developing your instincts as a writer.
When: Friday 26 August, 9.30am to 12.30pm
Where: The Box, The Piano
$45 – limited spaces SOLD OUT
Details and booking online: ‘Teaching the monster’ workshop
Browse the WORD Christchurch programme
On the Christchurch City Libraries blog, Rachel wrote about attending the workshop – Monster Making 101