Creative Writing Workshop by Zena Shapter

16 August 2017

To celebrate Adult Learners Week, 1-8 September 2017, creative writing tutor and writer, Zena Shapter, will be conducting a free workshop at Barry O’Keefe Library on Monday 4 September from 6.30pm to 9pm.

The workshop is suitable for those who intend to write for pleasure or are looking to create a body of work for publication. The seminar is designed to energise imagination, help establish personal writing goals, and show participants how to get started. Participants will also learn how to:

  • create an interesting setting
  • find and develop a theme
  • organise a narrative structure
  • develop characters, and
  • establish a fun and sustainable writing practice

Zena Shapter is the winner of twelve national writing competitions, including a Ditmar Award, the Glen Miles Short Story Prize and the Australian Horror Writers’ Association Award for Short Fiction.

Her stories have appeared in numerous online and print venues, including the Hugo-nominated ‘Sci Phi Journal’, ‘Midnight Echo’, ‘Award-Winning Australian Writing’, and ‘Antipodean SF’.

Her solo novel, Towards White, will be published in 2017 by the International Fantasy Writers’ Guild. She is the founder and leader of Sydney’s award-winning Northern Beaches Writers’ Group, a book creator and mentor, creative writing tutor, editor, self-publishing consultant and competition judge.

The workshop is free and as places are limited bookings are essential at: