While plot is related to structure they operate independently. In this workshop by Sophie Cunningham, an author of both fiction and non-fiction, consideration will be given to the ways in which plot and structure support and develop each other. You will have the chance to explore the right structure for your work. Lots of questions will be asked, and hopefully answered: What are the different types of plot? Do you even need one? How do you maintain intensity and momentum and vary your pace and tone? Finally, there will be a discussions of character and dialogue and the way they work together and support plot lines and structure. The workshop will combine discussion and exercises to help you find a way towards your answers to these questions.
Sophie Cunningham is the author of five books, including Geography (2004), Warning: The Story of Cyclone Tracy (2014), and most recently, City of Trees: Essays on Life, Death & the Need for a Forest. She is a former publisher, former editor of Meanjin, former Chair of the Literature Board of the Australia Council and was a co-founder of The Stella Prize. She is an Adjunct Professor with RMIT’s Non/fiction lab.
Date: Tuesday 30 July Time: 10.00am – 4.00pm Where: Byron Community Centre, 69 Jonson Street, Byron Bay. Cost: $120 General / $100 Members