It’s untrue that everybody has a novel in them. Most of us can manage half – then the wheels fall off. This full-day workshop with Miles Franklin Award–winning author Steven Carroll (A New England Affair and The Year of the Beast) offers strategies to overcoming the humps we encounter in long-term writing projects, focusing on practical tips for finishing that all-important first draft. The day includes a general lecture and a discussion about solutions to participants’ specific literary difficulties.
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.
Steven Carroll (Australian)
Steven Carroll is the multi-award winning author of ten novels including A World of Other People, which was the joint winner of the Prime Minister's Literary Award, and The Time We Have Taken, which was the winner of the Commonwealth Writers Prize for the SE Asia and Pacific Region, and the Miles Franklin Award in 2008. Forever Young was shortlisted for the Victorian Premier's Literary Award and the Prime Minister's Literary Award in 2016. His most recent novel is The Year of the Beast.