When crafting a story, what you leave out is as important as what you write. Paige Clark, author of She Is Haunted, leads this workshop with the Sweatshop team about creating meaning through omission. From each individual sentence to the work as a whole, learn how to pare back in order to amp up your writing. This workshop will also show you how to use gaps and ellipsis to write for yourself instead of for the white gaze.

Supported by the City of Parramatta.

Paige Clark (Australian)

Paige Clark

Paige Clark is a Chinese/American/Australian fiction writer, researcher and teacher. Her first book, She Is Haunted, was shortlisted for the Readings Prize 2021. In 2019, she was runner-up for the Peter Carey Short Story Award and shortlisted for the David Harold Tribe Fiction Award. She has her Master of Creative Writing from the University of Melbourne, where she is currently at work on her PhD. Her research addresses the relationship between race, craft and the teaching of creative writing.