The Art of Story (Daylesford)

Writers Victoria

Event Date: 
18 August 2018
Author / Presenters: 
Words In Winter

At the heart of story, whatever the genre—novel, short story, memoir, family history, or biography—is the art of imagination, and the technique of scene construction, whether writing about place or character.
Explore the evolving structure of a story, and how to break the various blocks that can come up in the process.
You will learn
How to find the best way to tell your particular story
how to construct and move from scene to scene
ways of writing place and character
how to approach structure: the interplay between spontaneity and planning
the deeper meaning of imagination whether writing fiction or non-fiction.
About Arnold Zable
Arnold Zable is an acclaimed Australian writer, novelist, storyteller, and human rights advocate. His books include ‘Jewels and Ashes’, ‘The Fig Tree’, ‘Café Scheherazade’, ‘Scraps of Heaven’, ‘Sea of Many Returns’, ‘Violin Lessons’, and most recently, ‘The Fighter’. He is the author of numerous essays, columns, stories, features and works for theatre. His awards include the 2013 Voltaire prize for human rights advocacy, and the 2017 Australia Council Fellowship for Literature.
This tour is supported by the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria and presented in association with Words In Winter.