Writing NSW

Online: Writing a Sense of Place with Felicity Castagna

When writing about place, the writer must consider more than just its physical attributes or location.

Online Workshops & Courses

Event Details

Category

Online Workshops & Courses

Event Starts

Aug 17, 2022

Event Ends

Aug 23, 2022

Wednesday 17 to Tuesday 23 August 2022, online

 

Full price: $210
Member: $155
Conc Member: $135

 

The expression ‘a sense of place’ is a critical catchphrase that often defies clear understanding. As readers we know when a writer has created a ‘great sense of place’. But what does that mean? It’s hopelessly vague. In this online writing course with Felicity Castagna, participants will meticulously consider the techniques used by writers to convey ‘a sense of place’, as well as looking at the role it plays in creative writing. When writing about place, the writer must consider more than just its physical attributes or location.

This course will provide creative strategies such as: viewing place as a character; uncovering the meaning and personal identity of place; discovering the meaning of home and uncovering a place’s relationship to the natural world. Participants will learn: how to write with ‘telling details’ as opposed to too much detail; how to offer an unexpected way into a place and some strategies for weaving a sense of place into the narrative.

Online: Writing a Sense of Place is suitable for those wishing to creatively explore place through many different modes such as fiction, memoir, creative nonfiction and travel writing.


For more information visit https://writingnsw.org.au/whats-on/courses/online-writing-a-sense-of-place-2022/