Most writers know the frustration of hitting an impasse. This half-day workshop with internationally acclaimed author Josephine Rowe (Here Until August and A Loving, Faithful Animal) offers strategies for getting through the shallows and into the deeper channels of your work. Through discussions and exercises, focusing mainly on the craft of fiction but drawing from other genres and art forms, explore what stirs us to tell stories in the first place, and how quiet interludes can be beneficial or even necessary for the creative process.

Sydney Writers’ Festival is sponsoring one place per workshop for writers who may not otherwise be able to participate. Find more information and an online application form here.

Josephine Rowe (Australian)

Josephine Rowe

Josephine Rowe is the author of three story collections and a novel, A Loving, Faithful Animal, which was selected as a New York Times Editors’ Choice. Josephine is a fellow of the Wallace Stegner Program at Stanford University and the BR Whiting Studio in Rome, and was named a 2017 Sydney Morning Herald Best Young Australian Novelist. Her writing has appeared in Granta, The Monthly, ABR, McSweeney’s Quarterly Concern, Literary Hub, and elsewhere. Her new story collection is Here Until August.