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Writers Weekend

Writing Shorts

Character and Dialogue in Short Story with Laura Jean McKay

Writing Shorts Sat 24 Feb Great Southern Room, State Library of Western Australia $40
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Sat 24 Feb at Great Southern Room, State Library of Western Australia, from $40

Presented in association with Writing WA

Who is your character and what do they have to say? Why are they the ones to tell this story? Who should stay in your story, and who should go?

Make your prose shout in a workshop that explores character and dialogue. Working through a series of exercises, you'll share your work in a lively discussion of how stories speak from the page with award-winning author Laura Jean McKay (Gunflower).

Laura Jean McKay is the author of The Animals in That Country (Scribe, 2020) — winner of the Arthur C. Clarke Award, the Victorian Prize for Literature, and the ABIA Small Publishers Adult Book of the Year, and co-winner of the Aurealis Award for Best Science Fiction Novel. Laura is also the author of Holiday in Cambodia (Black Inc., 2013). She was awarded the NZSA Waitangi Day Literary Honours in 2022.

Time & Location

Sat 24 Feb

10am Great Southern Room, State Library of Western Australia, 25 Francis St, Northbridge / Yandilup



    • General Admission: $40

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