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Saturday, November 05, 2011

From FAWWA: Sue Woolfe at Mattie Furphy House


Acclaimed Sydney novelist, Sue Woolfe has arrived in Perth for a month as writer in residence with the Fellowship of Australian Writers (WA). She is staying in the newly restored, stunningly beautiful Federation building, Mattie Furphy House in the Allen Park Heritage Precinct, Swanbourne. Sue is the author of three novels, Painted Woman, Leaning Towards Infinity and The Secret Cure, and the non-fiction study, The Mystery of the Cleaning Lady, a writer looks at Neuroscience and Creativity.

During her stay, as well as working on her latest novel, Sue will run three workshops for writers on creative approaches to writing a novel. During the first two hour workshop, 12.00 - 2.00pm on Saturday 5th November, Sue will revise the process of writing disconnected fragments before a discussion on the tasks involved in writing a novel.

On Saturday 19th November, Sue will work with participants to explore creative and unexpected ways of connecting their fragments. Participants will need to bring scissors, and coloured pencils, as well as a print out of their manuscript, to this session. 

During the third workshop, Saturday 26th November, Sue will show the group how to create suspense in the assemblage that is now their new fiction manuscript. The series is planned for a group of writers prepared to work through the month and so gain the most from Sue’s presence. To encourage participants, the charge will be only $50 for all three workshops.

This is a tremendous opportunity for West Australian writers to benefit from the exhilarating presence of such a creative writer whose novels have all been well received in Australia and overseas. Come along on Saturday and enjoy this event in our new Creativity Centre.


Please book through Tom Collins House: 93844771; or email admin@fawwa.org.au

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