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Writers in Residence: Alumni

Posted by on Jan 6, 2014

1998 – Trevor Todd, Julia Lawrinson 1999 – Cecily Scutt, Georgia Richter 2000 – Kevin Gillam, Tracey Ryan 2001 – Steven Dedman, Jaya Mullamby 2002 – Glynn Parry, Kate Ramage 2003 – Megan McKinley, Alan Hancock 2004 – Allan Boyd 2005 – Natasha Lester, Chris McLeod, Nola Hosking, Shevaun Cooley 2006 – Terry Whitebeach, Sarah French, Michael Farrell, Lily Chan 2007 – Bronwyne Thomason, Andrew Burke, Alli Barnard 2008 – Lucas North 2009 – Adriana Ellis, Helen Venn, Les Wicks 2010 – NO FUNDING 2011 – John Mateer, Liana Joy Christensen, Rachel Robertson, Sue Woolfe, Peter Bishop 2012 – Horst Kornberger, Janet Blagg (editor), Janet Jackson, Scott-Patrick Mitchell, Christina Neubauer, Amanda Curtin (editor), Laurie Steed, Campbell Jeffreys 2013 – Robert Drewe, Iris Lavell, Jeremy Balius, Annabelle Smith...

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Opportunities for Writers at FAWWA

Posted by on Nov 28, 2013

1. Writers in Residence Programs Applications are no being received for Writers in Residence Program for 2014. Writers will have the opportunity to live and write at the beautifully restored turn of the century cottage, Mattie Furphy House, located in the Bush Heritage precinct next to Allen Park, Kirkwood Street in Swanbourne WA. Three residencies are available, on for an Established Writer and two for Emerging Writers. Guidelines and forms can be obtained by contacting the office. Applications must be received December 15, 2013. To obtain the necessary forms please contact the office 9384 4771 or admin@fawwa.org.au 2. Masterclasses Expressions of Interest are now being sought for two FAWWA Masterclass Series. WILD AND URBAN HABITAT WRITING: the new ABC of nature narratives and poetry with Annamaria Weldon – Annamaria will present two workshops of three hours each, a talk...

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The Tom Collins Poetry Prize 2013 is Now Open

Posted by on Nov 2, 2013

The Tom Collins Poetry Prize is an annual competition inaugurated by FAWWA in 1975 in memory of Australian author Joseph Furphy (1843 – 1912) who wrote as Tom Collins. First Prize is $1000, Second Prize is $400 and four Highly Commended poems receive $150 each. Poems should be no more than 60 lines. Closing date is 15 December. TCPP2013 Entry Form and...

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How to Write Dramatic Dialogue

Posted by on Sep 9, 2013

Join John Harman on Saturday October 26, 1.30 – 4.30pm. Good dialogue shows and expresses rather than tells. It makes the story fly. Of course, straightforward narrative can move the story forward and supply exposition (back-story) but dialogue is the high-octane fuel that propels the story and supplies much of its drama. it is sometimes difficult for writers to know when to employ dialogue instead of narrative (and vice versa) but appropriate and authentic dialogue lifts the story and gives it impetus, proving the premise, revealing character, progressing the plot and carrying exposition. Course Structure The five functions of dialogue What makes good dialogue Voice Revealing character through dialogue Exposition through dialogue Colour and texture Subtext. Don’t write every line ‘on the nose.’ Bad language. Be honest. If you do not want them to use it, do not create...

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Competitions Calendar

Posted by on Sep 2, 2013

Up for a challenge? If you are looking for a competition to enter, check out the FAWWA Competitions...

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How to Create Vivid, Believable Characters

Posted by on Sep 2, 2013

Join John Harman at Mattie Furphy House on Saturday 21st September for second workshop in the series, How to Writer and Publish a Novel. A story is a completed process of change which has the ability to move readers feelings powerfully and pleasurably (or painfully) in a definite way. But though the story may arise and progress out of causality (plot) it is our interest in… affinity with…horror at…the protagonist or antagonist that keeps us hooked. Frequently we remember characters long after we have forgotten the plot. A story may be structured like a journey with a compass – the premise… them…threads. A map – the plot. An engine – the motivation of the protagonist (and other central characters). Dialogue – the fuel of the story. Exposition – the territory through which the story travels. This means the depth,...

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