Anyone can write stories, but few can write stories that keep us wanting more. This hands-on workshop with Roanna Gonsalves will help you craft an engaging short story or turn an existing story into an interesting and illuminating work. Tread the terrain of the short story, be inspired by the tools of writers from different storytelling cultures across the world and play with language, character and structure to ‘rewild’ your short story. Come prepared to do lots of writing.

On receipt of booking, we will ask you to confirm any special requirements, including access needs. While not all rooms in Science House are fully accessible, we are committed to ensuring that all participants can attend all workshops.

With thanks to NYU Sydney.

Roanna Gonsalves (Australian)

Roanna Gonsalves

Roanna Gonsalves is the award-winning author of the acclaimed collection of short fiction The Permanent Resident. Her writing has been compared to the work of Alice Munro and Jhumpa Lahiri. Her four-part radio series On the tip of a billion tongues (ABC Radio National Earshot) is an acerbic portrayal of contemporary India through its multilingual writers. Roanna is a recipient of the Prime Minister’s Australia Asia Endeavour Award and teaches Creative Writing at UNSW and at NYU Sydney. She serves on the Board of Writing NSW.