Story in Six Weeks | With Mary Anne Butler

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This online workshop series, with award-winning Territory author Mary Anne Butler, will support participants to produce a solid narrative map from which to complete their longer form story, novel, novella, memoir or stage play. In these 6 three-hour sessions, craft skills such as character, voice, theme, narrative stakes, plot, structure, dialogue and the nailing down of a central question will be covered.

Feedback from previous participants of this workshop series includes:

“No other [workshop] I have attended has ever been so well prepared and presented”, “Very welcoming workshops, safe, easy to share and participate”, “Very well structured and organised – got through a lot, clearly well designed workshops”, and “…insightful, informative. Superb. Great to get some new skills.”


Mary Anne Butler’s plays have won the Victorian Prize for Literature, Victorian Premier’s Drama Award, an AWGIE and two NT Chief Minister’s Book of the Year Awards. She has been nominated for the Griffin Theatre Award and twice for the Nick Enright Award [NSW Literary Awards]. Mary Anne is a Sidney Myer Creative Fellow, Arts NT Fellow, Winston Churchill Fellow, Regional Arts Fellow and Asialink Fellow. She has mentored many writers of fiction, poetry, biography, screen and stage plays. She holds an MPhil in Creative Writing, an MEd in Arts Education, and is currently writing a novel for her PhD in the Creative Literature of the Anthropocene.

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