Creative Writing Class
Time: 7-9pm (2 hours)
Cost: $25pp per session
Caroline Reid has spent her adult years working in the arts, education and disability sectors. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in theatre and creative writing from Curtin University in Western Australia and wrote her first commissioned work for theatre twenty years ago. Her plays have been staged in international festivals in Ireland and Adelaide, broadcast on ABC Radio National and published (Prayer to an Iron God, Currency Press); her fiction and poetry is published in literary journals and has been shortlisted for awards, including the International Bath Flash Fiction Award. She has twice been a finalist in the SA Poetry Slam final and was writer in residence at the SA Writers Centre, during which time she drafted her first novel, No Place for Children.
Caroline is a writer, editor, dramaturg, support worker, teacher and passionate advocate for accessibility to the arts and writing for all members of the community. She has created work alongside people from diverse backgrounds; in rural and urban communities; with professional artists including those with disabilities; with young people and the not-so-young. Caroline lives in Adelaide, where she goes on enchanting walks with her family in the shade of a pink and green umbrella.You can read more about her at: carolinereidwrites.blogspot.com
"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."