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Creative Writing Class

When: 1st Tuesday of the month - Bookings Required
Time: 7-9pm (2 hours)
Cost: $32pp per session 
To book in please email the teacher Melanie Pryor:

Mockingbird Lounge’s creative writing workshop groups are a rare opportunity to experiment with different forms of writing and upgrade your writing skills in a small group environment. Expect to be inspired by new ideas, writing prompts, and like-minded people. Not to mention the locale.
An intimate writing group held once a month where you are guided through writing prompts and techniques. Explore different forms of creative writing including prose, poetry, and life writing. There are opportunities for constructive discussion but this is not a group where you bring along pre-written work for critiquing. The writing happens on the night. Casual and low pressure, you’ll be surprised and pleased at how much you can write in a few short hours in the structured, supportive environment of this group. Suitable for beginners, the time poor, or those who simply like to write and want to learn more about how it’s done. Each session includes a handout of writing exercises for you to take home.

Melanie Pryor is a literary nonfiction writer living and working on Kaurna land (Adelaide). She writes about place and the body, solitude and folklore, and her work has been published in the literary journals Meanjin, Overland, Southerly and Lip. She has a PhD in creative writing and has taught writing workshops at Flinders University and Suffolk University in Boston, Massachusetts. Melanie is deeply committed to the writing community in Adelaide and South Australia, teaching in both university and smaller group environments, volunteering in community arts projects, and having co-founded an arts collective that supports writers and performers in Adelaide. She values working with everyone from beginner to established writers, venturing deep into language as a way to understand our stories. You can read more about her here

"You have great insight and experience which you use to impart feedback in a constructive and honest way. I have learned an enormous amount in the few short weeks that we have had together; not only about the writing process, but about myself."

"I found the group relaxed, encouraging and yet still very productive. I will miss it!"

"I found the reader of short stories really helpful as examples to refer back to when reviewing all the different elements of what makes a good story."

"Excellent content and pace – great building up to a polished piece of writing by the end. Excellent facilitator. Very encouraging."