Short Back & Sides Writing Workshop with Tracey Slaughter

Tauranga Arts Festival

This workshop will concentrate on issues of ‘ending’ and ‘opening’ in the short story form, from finding the first seed of the story to setting down the final crucial word. Looking at specific examples, as well as exploring their own work, participants will examine how questions of opening and ending intensify and deepen the story, reflecting on where to cut into the action, where to ‘open-out’ from a single image, and where to cut away from scene into white space.

Tracey Slaughter’s short fiction and poetry have received numerous awards, including winning the Landfall Essay Competition (NZ, 2015), Bridport Prize (UK, 2014), and BNZ Katherine Mansfield Awards (2004 and 2001). In 2014 Tracey, who teaches creative writing at Waikato University, established the university’s literary journal Mayhem. Her collection of acclaimed short stories, Deleted scenes for lovers, was published in 2016, while a book of poetry, Conventional weapons, was published in May 2019.

Proudly sponsored by University of Waikato Tauranga.

Supported by Books A Plenty.

Date: Sun 27 Oct 2019 from 9:30am -3pm

Venue:  University of Waikato,  101 Durham St, Tauranga

Cost:  $75 plus handling fees

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