Award-winning Maleny author Steven Lang presents the Architecture of the Novel workshop and will take participants through the structure and plot development of the modern novel, as well as inspiring insights to help get them thinking and writing more effectively.
SCLA president Hari Kotrotsios said the workshop was the first of two being held to help writers as they prepare entries for the association’s WARM Writers Competition for 2010, which will be launched in March.
“The SCLA strives to nurture, showcase and celebrate literary talent on the Sunshine Coast, so we are continually holding events that provide skills development and activities which showcase and recognise talent,” Hari said.
“This year the WARM Writers Competition has four categories and with a cost of just $5 per entry it is easy to be a part of it. This workshop, and another we have planned for March, will help writers get cracking on their entries,” she said.
The Architecture of the Novel workshop will be held on Saturday, 20 February from 9.30am to 3.30pm at the Lake Kawana Community Centre, Sportsman Parade, Bokarina. As part of the workshop Steven will be talking about his latest book 88 Lines About 44 Women. The cost is $55 for SCLA members and $65 for non members. Participants are asked to bring their own pen and paper and lunch or they can drive to nearby shops during the lunch break. For bookings phone 0414 635 407, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.scliterary.org for more details.
Details about the WARM Writers Competition and the next workshop on 20 March 2010 are available on the SCLA website www.scliterary.org.