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Writing or weaving workshops, readings and other events


Karen Wyld is an Aboriginal writer (Martu) living on the coast, south of Adelaide. She is currently an author, freelance writer and consultant. She writes for NITV, Indigenous X, Meanjin, Sydney Review of Books, and others. Karen was recently contracted by Hachette to write a non-fiction children’s book, to be released early 2020.

Her debut novel was short-listed for the 2015 SA Readers & Writers People’s Choice Award. Karen’s current draft manuscript received the 2018 Hardcopy/First Nations Australia Writers Scholarship and was short-listed in the 2017 Richell Prize.

Karen has a diverse employment background, including community development and Aboriginal health. An ex-Board member of the First Nations Australia Writers Network, Karen now provides communication and administration services to this Network. She is an Australian Council for the Arts peer. And has delivered numerous writers’ workshops.

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

From seed to fruit: how to write your story

Saturday 29 June 2019
10 am to 4pm.

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.

Recent 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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