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Writing Workshops For Young People

Do you want to improve your story telling? Are you keen to discover how to keep readers interested in your characters? Are you interested in exploring how to create strong, believable characters?

State Library Victoria is partnering with Writers Victoria to present Writing For Young People – a series of workshops in the Term 3 School Holidays.

Young Writers School Holiday Program: Building Great Characters

With Jennifer Down

When: Thursday 26 September 2019 10.00am – 2.00pm

Where: State Library Victoria Seminar Room 1 via Entry 3 Latrobe Street (has wheelchair access)

Cost: $10.00

Strong, believable characters are one of the most crucial parts of good storytelling—and drawing the reader into your fiction. Together, we will delve into how to build a character from the ground-up, touching on description, development, and the importance of three-dimensions. This course will also help you find the right plot and conflict for your character, populate your world with the right secondary characters, and develop the right voice to help them express themselves.

About Jennifer Down

Jennifer Down is a writer, editor and translator. She was named a Sydney Morning Herald Young Novelist of the Year consecutively in 2017 and 2018 for her debut novel, Our Magic Hour, and her short story collection Pulse Points. Pulse Points received the 2018 Readings Prize for New Australian Fiction, and the Queensland Literary Award for Short Fiction.

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