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Karen Wyld lives on the coast, south of Adelaide. She is an author and freelance writer, currently undertaking a Master of Creative Arts (Research).

Upcoming workshops and other events:

Jaipur Literature Festival – Adelaide

1 – 3 November, 2019
Adelaide Festival Centre

Karen is proud to be involved in JLF Adelaide 2019. This year’s theme is Each Others Stories.

In addition to acting as host of the Quartet Bar, Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 November, she will join Tony Birch for a conversation about his latest novel.

The White Girl
Noon to 1 pm, Sunday 3 November
In Conversation with Tony Birch

Check out the programme.

About JLF AdelaideTeamwork Arts, producers of the ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival, bring to Adelaide a transnational celebration of cultural connections and new perspectives. In collaboration with OzAsia Festival, Adelaide will be our home in Australia for a three-day festival set to take place every November. Join us to celebrate the stories and heritage of South Asia while reflecting a global view of contemporary literature and critical thought alongside celebrated writers and thinkers from across the globe come together for a jam-packed weekend of panels, debates, readings, performances, music and workshops.

Context: Winter Writing Festival

Adelaide City Library

Friday 12 to Sunday 14 July

Friday 12 July

Opening Night

With Claire G. Coleman (VIC), Karen Wyld (SA) and music by Naomi Keyte (SA).

Sunday 14 July

Discussion – The Writer’s Hustle

With Miles Merrill (NSW), Adolfo Aranjuez (VIC), Lex Hirst and Karen Wyld (SA)

Join me in Mildura for a Writing Workshop for
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander writers.

Saturday 29 June 2019
10 am to 4pm

From seed to fruit: how to write your story

Free. Lunch included.
Presented by PEN Melbourne and Arts Mildura.
Bookings via Arts Mildura.

How to write your story

Ever have an idea that would make a good story? Or have something happen you want to record?

In this full day workshop, you will learn how to take those ideas or events and turn them into a written piece. Whether you are interested in writing fiction, poetry, non-fiction or memoir, this workshop will inspire you to take the next step.

Through a mix of activities and yarning, in a culturally safe space, you will build confidence in your writing. And, for those interested in taking their writing further, find out where to get support to keep building those skills and how to get published.

This workshop is suitable for people interested in storytelling, to emerging writers and more experienced writers. Follow up support will be offered to participants.

Past Workshops:

StoryWeaving Workshop

Writers SA Inc
17 November 2018
10.30 am to 4.30 pm

Before we send our words into the world as fully-fledged stories, we weave them into existence.

Throughout history, story has been a part of everyday life. Stories are legacies given to us by family and communities, and they are how we express our individuality. Around kitchen tables, by campfires, or with written word, we retell the best and worst of humanity.

Within a yarning circle, where you will be taught how to weave an actual basket, we return to the basics of story. Where do we collect our threads (ideas)? How do we shape these threads until they resemble a short story or book? Are we brave enough to unpick problems?

Through a mix of presentation, group discussion and writing exercises, you will be guided to re-focus on what drives you to write and to recognise the unique way you build your stories.

This workshop is suitable for all writers, poets and storytellers, with the skills level aimed at new to emerging writers.

Please bring: a written or oral family/cultural story, and a piece of your writing you need to ‘untangle’ (up to 2 pages). Weaving materials will be provided, but you can bring beads, feathers, or mementos, etc, for decoration.

Bookings via Writers SA

Getting Started

Writing Workshop

Ceduna Arts and Cultural Centre
Tuesday 9 October 2017
9.30 am to 12.30 pm

Free / lunch included / all welcome

Presented through Writers SA writers in regional residency program. Funded by Australia Council for the Arts.

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