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NSW Writer's Centre EE2 Courses (1 Viewer)

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Hi All,

Just thought everyone might like to know about the NSW Writer's Centre courses they run for EE2.

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HSC ENGLISH EXTENSION 2: A YEAR OF WRITING
With Anna Maria Dell’Oso




Full Course:
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Conc Member (40% disc)
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$815
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$490
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Individual Phases:
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Conc Member (40% disc)
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$325
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$195
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It can be daunting to organise and produce a major original literary work in your HSC year while faced with demands from other subjects. Whether you’re working on long or short fiction or drama-based scripts, students cannot afford to miss this guide to the Extension 2 Major Work.

Over three phases spaced throughout the HSC year, author, journalist and critic Anna Maria Dell’Oso will guide you – from coming up with your ideas, to drafting your work in progress and getting ready to hand in your project. Students can enrol in all three phases or join in at any stage along the way. Anna’s intensive classes are an excellent way of diving into your Extension 2 Major Work while learning invaluable writing and editing skills to sustain you through your HSC project and beyond.
Between phases students are encouraged to meet regularly at the Centre to critique each other’s work. The Centre will provide free room access for any students wishing to organise study groups.

Please note this course is not suitable for students writing a Critical Essay.

Click on the titles of phases for detailed information and to enrol in individual phases. Scroll down to the bottom of this page to enrol in the full course.
PHASE ONE: WRITING THE INVISIBLE (10DELL10)
2 x Sundays: 31 October & 7 November, 10am - 4pm
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Conc Member (40% disc)
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$325
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$195
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In Phase One Anna will give students an overview of their creative journey and offer useful literary maps and craft tools they can use along the way. This first seminar is a practical start-up for Extension 2 students in the early stages of their Major Work, when many crucial writing decisions must be made.

As well as being specifically designed for Extension 2 students working on creative projects, this seminar has general relevance to the creative writing components of all HSC English courses. The seminar is also useful in expanding students’ understandings of literary techniques from a writer’s point of view.

PHASE TWO: WORK IN PROGRESS (11DELL2)
2 x Sundays: 20 & 27 February 2011, 10am - 4pm
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Full Price
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Conc Member (40% disc)
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$325
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$195
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Students will learn how craft, technique and ways to stimulate the imagination can apply to their own Major Work. Anna will explore writing the first draft, researching sources and using your process journal to scaffold further drafts. She will look at approaches to creating new work, storyboarding your concept, plotting and structure, character and conflict.

Phase Two extends on Anna’s general start-up seminar for HSC English Extension 2 students, however, students who have not attended Phase One are welcome. English Extension 2 is a demanding course and students will be expected to do substantial writing and editing of their Major Work between sessions.

PHASE THREE: FINAL DRAFT (11DELL5)
2 x Sundays: 22 & 29 May 2011, 10am - 4pm
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Full Price
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Conc Member (40% disc)
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$325
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$195
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In this final phase students will look more deeply at storytelling skills, character, dialogue, point of view and the gain tools they need for revising and editing their major works ready to hand in for assessment.

Recommended Reading
McKee, Bob, Story, Harper Collins, 1997.

Seger, Linda, Creating Unforgettable Characters, Henry Holt and Company, New York
Strunk Jnr, William & White, E.B. The Elements of Style, fourth edition, Longman, 1999

Food: Tea and coffee making facilities will be provided. Course participants are advised to bring their own lunch.

ANNA MARIA DELL’OSO is a well-known Australian writer, journalist and critic. Her acclaimed book Songs of the Suitcase (HarperCollins) won the Steele Rudd Award. Anna’s fiction has been published in many anthologies and reviews including Meanjin and the Griffith Review. Anna’s first book was Cats, Cradles & Chamomile Tea, a collection from her popular column in the SMH’s Good Weekend. Anna has recently been awarded a Breaking New Ground Grant by the Literature Board of the Australia Council.
Anna has lectured in Creative Writing at the University of Newcastle and run writing workshops in schools and libraries throughout NSW. Anna has also founded Triple-I (Ideas In Ink), a writing group and social network for young women in the inner-west of Sydney. Triple-I is based on a shared love of coffee, bagels, writing and reading.
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