Hilton Koppe is an internationally acclaimed educator, coach and workshop facilitator. His fun short writing exercises will leave you feeling rejuvenated, refreshed and ready to put pen to paper.
Finding writing too solitary or serious? Feeling stuck? Looking to be inspired? Then this could be workshop for you. A range of fun short writing exercises in a variety of styles will leave participants feeling rejuvenated, refreshed and ready to write.
But don’t take my word for it. Here’s what previous workshop participants have said about their experience.
‘Hilton’s writing workshop is fun, inventive, and energising. Two things make Hilton’s workshop stand out from the many excellent courses offered at the Byron Writer’s Festival: firstly, the sheer amount of writing you will effortlessly generate on the day; and secondly, there is no bias toward any genre or style of writing – you are free to respond to each of the prompts with prose, poetry, or non-fiction.’ MK, wildlife film maker, writing workshop junkie.
‘Hilton didn’t set out to just teach us how to write, more than that; he guided us as a group to experience the joy of writing. In just a few hours, we completed a whole range of quick, fun exercises, which got us to write, experiment, laugh, explore and create.’ VK, HR consultant, lover of the written word.
Dr Hilton Koppe is a general practitioner in Lennox Head. Hilton combines his clinical work with an active role in medical education, training new and experienced GPs within the region and around Australia.
Since 2003, Hilton has been running creative writing workshops for doctors and other health professionals with the goal of deepening their compassion and reducing risk of burn out. (To hear Hilton speaking about how a country GP with no experience as a writer came to be running writing workshops, go to https://vimeo.com/39318488). Hilton is regularly invited to present these workshops around Australia and North America. The workshops have now been adapted for use with people living with chronic and serious illness. Hilton has offered this work to a variety of groups ranging from Canteen (an organisation supporting young people affected by cancer) to a group of USA Armed Service Veterans with serious chronic mental illness. (To hear about a workshop done for Our Kids at Lismore Base Hospital, to go http://www.abc.net.au/local/stories/2011/07/04/3260807.htm)
Hilton has further adapted his work for the general public with his annual workshops for Byron Bay Writers Festival.
In addition to his clinical and teaching work, Hilton’s is a fledgling writer. His work has been published in Australia and internationally.
Date: Tuesday 31 July Time: 10.00am – 4.00pm Where: Habitat Byron Bay, 1 Porter St, Byron Bay Cost: $120 General / $100 Members