Join award-winning author Caoilinn Hughes (Orchid and the Wasp and Gathering Evidence) in this half-day workshop for aspiring and emerging fiction writers. Turn failed stories, false starts and mere fragments into fully realised stories. Ideal for experienced fiction writers who might not always discover the larger, richer, deeper story within notebook jottings. This workshop will help you revive or uncover a story you perhaps didn’t set out to write, or didn’t know you could. The word of the day: discovery!
This year, Sydney Writers' Festival is sponsoring one place per workshop (20 spots across the week) for writers who otherwise may not have the access to participate. To be considered for a position, please complete an application form by 12 April. Selected participants will be notified by email from the week starting 15 April.
Caoilinn Hughes (International)
Caoilinn Hughes is an Irish writer whose poetry collection Gathering Evidence won the Irish Times Shine/Strong Award. She has received fellowships from the Bogliasco Foundation, Art Omi, La Napoule Foundation and Siena Art Institute, as well as a Literature Bursary Award from the Arts Council of Ireland and the Ireland Funds Monaco Award. Her work has appeared in Granta, POETRY, Tin House, BBC Radio 3 and elsewhere. She holds a PhD in English Literature from Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. Pulitzer Prize-winning author Anthony Doerr calls Hughes’ debut novel Orchid & the Wasp, “a gorgeous novel told in an onrush of wit and ferocity [... which] will rattle your most basic assumptions about money, ambition, and the nature of love. Caoilinn Hughes is a massive talent.”