Writers' Workshop

Writers' Workshop

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Writers' Workshop – Sydney Course

Remote learning options now available

Do you want to further your writing skills?

The Writers' Workshop is a weekly session designed for those who have attended an introductory creative writing course and wish to further develop their skills in the company of other writers.

The Writers' Workshop supports writers in their personal writing journey through further learning, practical in-class and homework exercises, peer critique and discussion.

Remote learning for this course is at scheduled class times and sessions. It could include:

  • Livestream video classes online;
  • Interaction with your tutor and other students during livestream video sessions;
  • Group exercises, group discussion, reading dialogue, written exercises, and games to practice new learned skills in an enjoyable way.

Please note: You will need access to the internet and a smartphone, tablet, computer or laptop in order to participate in the livestream video classes.

Face-to-face classes may resume at one of our campuses before the end of the course, depending on discussions between the tutor and students as well as the Government’s recommendations at the time, including appropriate social distancing measures, hand washing and other hygiene protocols.

Macquarie Community College operates from a range of venues across North and Western Sydney. We have campuses in Carlingford, Chatswood, Ryde, Mt Druitt, Richmond and many more. Enrol today or enquire now!

Course Outline

Each session will include:

  • writing exercises to develop creativity and skills
  • learning about writing techniques and strategies
  • group critique of students' writing pieces
  • discussion of a topic relevant to practising writers

Course Outcome

During the course, students will:

  • have the opportunity to obtain and provide feedback to other group members on their individual writing projects
  • generate new creative writing pieces from in-class exercises
  • learn about writing techniques and craft from an experienced facilitator and published writer
  • learn about a range of writing forms including poetry, short story and creative nonfiction

What to bring

Please bring:

  • pen
  • notebook

No textbook is required.

Prerequisite – Essential

The ability to read and write in English at an intermediate level or higher.

Prerequisite – Desirable

This course is suitable for enthusiastic writers who have already completed an introductory creative writing course, or equivalent.

Important Information

Please note: You will need access to the internet and a smartphone, tablet, computer or laptop in order to participate in the livestream video classes.

Delivery Mode

The course will be held in a “roundtable” format where students are encouraged to participate in peer-group discussion and in-class writing exercises.

Remote learning for this course is at scheduled class times and sessions. It could include:

  • Livestream video classes online;
  • Interaction with your tutor and other students during livestream video sessions;
  • Group exercises, group discussion, reading dialogue, written exercises, and games to practice new learned skills in an enjoyable way.

Please note: You will need access to the internet and a smartphone, tablet, computer or laptop in order to participate in the livestream video classes.

Face-to-face classes may resume at one of our campuses before the end of the course, depending on discussions between the tutor and students as well as the Government’s recommendations at the time, including appropriate social distancing measures, hand washing and other hygiene protocols.

Course testimonials:

  • Jean said: Great workshop, inspiring and collegial.