Cowshed Classes

Published : Sunday, February 03, 2008

The first of my cowshed classes—long writing workshops held here in my Burradoo workshop—begins on 15 March. A class of eight writers will meet here every second Saturday for three months. I’m hoping the workshops will help writers develop manuscripts they already have underway. I’ll throw in some tips and readings and lead the conversation; along with my fellow cowshedders, I’ll also offer constructive responses to participants’ work on class exercises and on their manuscripts. Most of all I hope just to help create an atmosphere of trust and courage and creativity in which people, including me, deepen their writing craft and get some terrific work done.

Alas, the first cowshed class is already oversubscribed. Watch my website for the second, later this year. I hope to run at least two cowshed classes each year.

I also hope to develop a poetry workshop to be run in part on online and in part here in the shed. Again watch this space.