Punctuation is a crucial tool for writers, not only to achieve grammatical correctness, but also to enhance your expression and personal style. If you’d like to add some more options to your toolkit, come along to this fun and interactive session. We’ll discuss uses for all kinds of punctuation, and analyse some great examples.
In this workshop, we’ll look at uses for full stops, commas (including the Oxford comma), semi-colons, colons, direct speech, apostrophes, exclamation and question marks, ellipsis, brackets, hyphens and dashes (both em and en). We’ll also talk about emphasis, capitalisation and listing.
We’ll discuss how punctuation can be used to structure your sentences for certain effects, and how your own punctuation choices really make your writing unique.
These tiny marks are actually the framework holding our language together – so make sure you’ve got access to the full range of options for your written expression!
Natasha Reddrop is a grammar aficionado who has been teaching grammar and writing skills to many different kinds of learners for nearly 20 years. Through her business, she also offers editing and proofreading services, and all kinds of support to help people write more effectively. She loves the nuances that English grammar and punctuation can offer a conscientious writer.
Natasha has qualifications in psychology, adult education and editing. She lives with her husband and two children in Ocean Shores, near Byron Bay.
Date: Wednesday 31 July Time: 1.00pm – 4.00pm Where: Byron Community Centre, 69 Jonson Street, Byron Bay Cost: $65 General / $55 Members