HSC workshop – Extension 2 English: Refining, Reflecting, and Submitting
This is the second in the series of HSC Extension 2 English workshops run by Siboney Duff 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).
With five months left before Major Works are due for submission, now is the perfect time to review progress, edit for excellence, and draft reflections.
*Participation in Workshop 1 is NOT a prerequisite.
When: Thursday 15 March, 10am-4pm Where: Byron Community Centre (upstairs), 69 Jonson St, Byron Bay Cost: $45
Siboney has been working with Extension 2 English students for several years. A qualified English teacher, she also has a Master of Philosophy (Creative Writing) from the University of Queensland, and has worked a writer, editor and manuscript assessor for over a decade.