Workshop: Cli-fi and Dystopian fiction with Alice Robinson
Yarra Plenty Regional Library
This event is part of the 11th Annual Booklovers Festival
Dystopian and climate change fictions are vital in our world today. Critically-acclaimed author Alice Robinson (The Glad Shout) will guide you through the basics of creating dystopian fiction and planning a novel while looking at how character, plot and place all interrelate to unfold the story. Participants will have the chance to consider their stories from new angles and walk away with notes brimming with ideas for their fiction.
About the facilitator:
Alice Robinson earned a Bachelor of Creative Arts at The University of Melbourne and a PhD in Creative Writing at Victoria University, where she was awarded the Vice Chancellor's Award for Research. Her fiction, essays and reviews have been published widely, including in She Sheds (Affirm Press) and in literary journals such as Kill Your Darlings, The Lifted Brow, Arena, TEXT, Fireflies, Meanjin and The Australian Humanities Review among others.
Alice's debut novel, Anchor Point, was longlisted for the 2016 Stella Prize, the 2016 Indie Book Awards (debut fiction), and named one of 25 best Bookclub books in the Herald Sun. Her second novel, The Glad Shout, was published by Affirm Press in March 2019 to much critical acclaim.