In case you missed the news last week, the Australian Writers’ Centre is opening a branch in Perth and has asked yours truly to be a part of the team rolling out writing courses to all the lovely people of Perth. I have been literally bursting to share the news for a while now as I’m not the best secret keeper, so I’m glad I can finally tell all.
The Australian Writers’ Centre has been teaching aspiring writers a range of courses, from blogging to creative writing, to travel writing, to magazine writing, since 2005. It currently offers classroom based courses in Sydney and Melbourne, as well as online classes to anyone, and is now set to roll out in all its fabulousness here in Perth!
At the moment, three courses will be offered. Magazine Writing Stage 1 will be taught by State Director and media guru Alecia Hancock; Blogging for Beginners will be taught by Trae Flett of Where’s My Glow? fame; and Creative Writing Stage 1 will be taught by me. The great thing about these courses is that the content is tried and true as they have been running for several years over east. The Creative Writing Stage 1 course that I will teach here is the same as the Creative Writing Stage 1 course that’s taught in Sydney and Melbourne (by none other than writers of the calibre of Kylie Ladd!), but I’ll add my own special flavour and lashings of wit and ingenuity of course!
In all seriousness, I am very thrilled and honoured to have been asked by the Australian Writers’ Centre to be a part of their team and I can’t wait to begin sharing the writing love here in Perth. Creative Writing Stage 1 will be offered as a weekend course, running from 10am-4pm over a Saturday and Sunday. The dates aren’t quite set for the first course in early 2014, but you can register your interest here and receive a full course outline, which will let you know exactly what I’ll be covering over the 2 days.
So, that’s my first piece of exciting news for 2014. Let’s hope there’s more exciting news to share with you all soon! And I look forward to seeing some of you at the Australian Writers’ centre, Perth branch, next year.