Heroines Festival - Write Like Nobody's Watching
Do your first drafts simply gush onto the blank page? Is it your greatest delight to put pen to paper? Well, friend, this is not the class for you!
By approaching writing as a layered process, with humour and empathy, Hayley will take you through some practical strategies for getting words on the page, as well as tips and tricks for developing and revising work. Learn to consider writing as a process of both ‘breathing in’ and 'breathing out' and gain insights into how established writers keep themselves returning to the work and the joys of the craft.
This 3-hour live-streamed session is for those of us who find it hard to start, struggle to keep going, and don't seem to be able to finish. You'll be able to chip in, discuss, ask questions and chat with your teacher and classmates in real time. Writers of all levels are welcome.
Whatever kind of writing you do (from novels to pointed notes left on car windscreens), you’ll wrap up this session invigorated and with a better understanding of writing as an embodied process (i.e. something we do with our bodies, not just our minds!).
“Hayley's ‘Write Like Nobody's Watching’ workshop is an inspiring, encouraging, advice-filled boost for writers. Hayley used her journey and learnings to help me understand my own creative practice more and how I could find ways to persevere in times of doubt. She reminded me I'm not alone at a vital time for me. I came away with a renewed confidence in myself as a writer and the weighty fear of the page lifted.”
– Miranda Luby (YA debut forthcoming with Text in 2020)
This workshop will run entirely online. Participants will receive an invitation link to join the session after they have booked a ticket.
Online event access details will be provided by the event organiser
Hayley Scrivenor is a writer and former Director of Wollongong Writers Festival. She has taught Creative Writing at the University of Wollongong since 2017. Hayley’s fiction and non-fiction has appeared in TEXT, Seizure Online, SCUM, Mascara Literary Review, Phantasmagoria Magazine, SWAMP and Verity La and she was shortlisted for the Overland Story Wine prize. She was awarded the 2019 Ray Koppe/ASA Fellowship for her novel-in-progress The Push Back, about a young girl who goes missing from a small country town. In 2020, this manuscript was shortlisted for the Penguin Literary Prize and the Kill Your Darlings Unpublished Manuscript Award. Hayley is a seasoned MC and panel convenor and it’s one of her greatest joys to work with people to develop their writing.