Creative Writing

~ Starting Out, Starting Again ~

Date: May – Tuesdays: 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th

Time 10AM to 1PM

Aim: To introduce/re-introduce participants to aspects of writing through a series of workshops that focus on some of the more common genres.

Day One
Write what you know. An introduction to memoir.

Day Two
Narrative, telling the story

Day Three
Poetry, its features

Day Four
Sharing the journey, key aspects and kinds of writing.

Key Features

*Creating a Sense of Place
*Using the Senses
*“Show not Tell”
*The Use of Imagery
*Creating Character

Participants will engage in writing exercises during the course and also be given exercises to do over the week.

Location: Hamilton – exact address TBA

Date: May Tuesday’s: 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th

Time: 10AM to 1PM

What to bring: lunch, writing material. Participants need to bring paper and pen as this is an active workshop.

Tutor: Diana Pearce

diana pearce


Diana has an M.A. in Professional Writing from U.T.S., gained after her retirement.

Before moving to Newcastle in 2016, Diana worked as a marker of writing tests/competitions by A.C.E.R., N.S.W. Global and N.C.S. Pearson for 16 years.

She also presented the Senior Peer Education program (Sydney City) and developed and presented a course in creative writing and memoir (Little Bay).

Diana’s works has been published in the UTS annual anthology, Blue Giraffe, People of the Valley, Messages from the Embers, Writers Voice and she has been a regular contributor to MOZZIE.  She has won several place awards and five commendations in writing competitions around Australia.

$110 + $11 GST for HWC members
$180 +$18 GST for Non-Members
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