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Finding your Words in Art
July 24 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
About this event
Art can provide rich material for writers across all genres and levels. Each piece of art – from painting, sculpture and other visual art forms to the performing arts, like music, dance and film – can potentially spark an idea for a piece of writing or provide a pathway to different worlds and characters.
This three-hour workshop with award-winning author and playwright, Janet Brown, offers participants the opportunity to explore and experience the value of art as a source of inspiration for writing in all its forms – from poetry and song to short and long fiction, non-fiction, script writing and even gaming.
Participants will also be invited to extend their workshop experience via:
- the option of being paired with a local artist for inspiration or discovering their own muse during the 2021 Surf Coast Arts Trail weekend (6 to 8 August)
- participating in the The Power of the Spoken Word workshop with experienced vocal coach, Erika Turner, focused on helping writers read their work in live and recorded settings (to be be held on Saturday 21 August from 1.30pm to 4.30pm)
- sharing their words from art at the Words from the Surf Coast Arts Trail Open Mic Night on Tuesday 31 August 2021.
Registrations close 5pm, Friday 23 July 2021. For more information, call 0409 624 577.
About Janet Brown
Janet Brown’s short stories, plays and short film have won prizes in Australia, the UK and Canada. Her work has been widely published in newspapers and magazines, as well as in books, literary journals and anthologies in Australia and America.
Several of her plays are published and have been staged. In 2020, her successful play ‘The Hope Song’ was transformed into a film by director Socratis Otto with a cast of Australia’s top actors.
Janet holds a Master of Arts in Creative Writing and lives in the beautiful Surf Coast hinterland. With decades of extensive experience as a writing teacher and mentor, she guides others to discover and develop their own voices as writers.