The Art of the Sentence: A Masterclass with Michelle de Kretser

When:21 Mar 2019, 1pm - 4:30pm
Venue:Robert Webster Building, Room 332
Who:Michelle de Kretser
The Art of the Sentence

Sentence after sentence after sentence … is how a book is built. All prose writers, from the most acclaimed to the newest, work with sentences. In this workshop, we’ll discuss examples of good sentences and those that require more work. We’ll consider word choices and syntax, and look at sentences that work hard. Writing exercises will help you come up with stronger, livelier sentences.

This workshop will be best suited to emerging writers who want to take their prose to the next level. Participants are asked to bring a print out of 500 words of their own prose to the masterclass as well as a pen and paper.

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Writing Contemporary Australia: Michelle de Kretser and Roanna Gonsalves in conversation with Suneeta Peres da Costa

Australia is changing more rapidly than politicians and public discourses can keep up with. However within the worlding of fiction, writers are able to explore and navigate the currents of everyday life as it plays out around us. Migration and movement across worlds is a common experience although it unfolds differently for different people.

How does fiction enable us to understand the world we live in? What forms of belonging does it explore?

Please join us for this panel with writers Michelle de Kretser and Roanna Gonsalves in conversation with Suneeta Peres da Costa.

Thursday 28 March at 6:30pm

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Michelle de Kretser was born in Sri Lanka and lives in Sydney. She went to university in Melbourne and Paris, and is an honorary associate of the English Department at the University of Sydney. Michelle’s fiction has won numerous awards, including the Miles Franklin. Her longform essay On Shirley Hazzard will be published in October 2019. Michelle is currently the UNSW Copyright Agency Writer-in-Residence in the School of the Arts and Media.

Photo credit: Mayu Kanamori

Finding us
Robert Webster Building is located mid-way off the UNSW main walkway. Map Reference G14. Room 332 is located on the third floor.

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The School of the Arts and Media acknowledges the Copyright Agency Cultural Fund for supporting this project. 

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