Writing Workshops with David Brooks



The Secret Life of Poetry

A course in poetry writing with David Brooks

Saturday 5th May,
10 am – 5 pm

Price: $120 per person.

Life Sentences

Introduction to the range and art of the short story with David Brooks

Sunday 6th May,
10 am – 5 pm

Price: $120 per person.

$220 for the 2 days


Saturday 5th May
The Secret Life of Poetry, a course in poetry writing, looking at the range of contemporary poetries, some of the ideas behind them, and some of the techniques for improving one’s writing of them, taught by one of Australia’s leading poets, editors and teachers of poetry.

Sunday 6th May
Life Sentences. Introduction to the range and art of the short story, by a short-fiction writer of international renown.

Price: $120 per person for one day or $220 for both

Writer’s Bio

David Brooks was recently described in the Sydney Morning Herald as ‘one of Australia’s most skilled, unusual and versatile writers’. He has also been called ‘one of the quiet masters of Australian poetry’ (the SMH called his 2007 collection The Balcony ‘an electrical performance’).

A poet, short-fiction writer, novelist and essayist, he was the foundation director of the University of Sydney’s Graduate Writing Program and has been a long-term senior co-editor of the journal Southerly.

He was the 2015/16 Australia Council Fellow in Fiction. His work has been shortlisted for numerous major awards (the Miles Franklin, the National Book Award, the Adelaide Festival Award, etc.).

His latest collections are Open House (poetry, 2015) and Napoleon’s Roads (short fiction, 2016), both from the University of Queensland Press.

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