Finding writing too solitary or serious? Feeling stuck? Looking to be inspired? Then this workshop could be the one for you. A range of fun short writing exercises in a variety of styles for writers of all levels will leave participants feeling rejuvenated, refreshed and ready to write.
But don’t take our word for it. Here’s what previous workshop participants have said about their experience.
“Hilton’s writing workshop is fun, inventive, and energising. With an emphasis on the enjoyment of writing, the series of exercises make it impossible not to get excited about writing again. Two things make Hilton’s workshop stand out from the many excellent courses offered by Byron Writers 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. We had writers of all genres, and all levels of experience in the workshop, with each of us finding exciting new directions and stimulation from the exercises.”
MK, wild-life 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. Through the course of a few hours, we completed a whole range of quick, fun exercises which got us to write, experiment, laugh, explore and create. We amazed ourselves at what we managed to achieve.”
VK, HR consultant, lover of the written word
When: Saturday 4 April, 10am – 4pm Where: Byron Writers Festival Office, Unit 2/58 Centennial Circuit, Byron Bay. Google Map Tickets: $90 Members / $100 General
Dr Hilton Koppe is a rural general practitioner. He combines clinical work with an active role in education, including reflective and expressive writing workshops for health professionals, people living with serious or chronic illnesses and the general public. Hilton is regularly invited to facilitate workshops at writers’ festivals. In 2015, Hilton shared his work as Visiting Professor in Medicine and Humanities at Harvard Medical School.
Hilton’s writing can be found in Grieve, The Examined Life, Pulse, Chrysalis, The Universal Doctor and More Voices. His play, Enduring Witness, has been performed in USA and Australia. A film version of the play is used in medical education to facilitate end of life discussions.