Description

Everyone is creative. Yes, really. Whether you write professionally, haven’t picked up a pen for a while, or have wondered what writing is all about, this course is for you. This class isn’t about having the perfect conditions to kickstart your creativity – it’s about getting real with the time you have (as limited as that may be) and flexing your writing muscles little by little with practical and enjoyable exercises you can continue to do at home. Most of all, though, it’s about staring down the blank page and having fun! You may surprise yourself…

Areas covered:

- Story starters

- Writing in the cracks

- Step by step

- Ideas

- Recipe for a good story (character, plot, voice etc)

- Knowing your ‘why’

- What’s getting in your way? (Fear, procrastination, lack of time, lack of support etc)

- Writing exercise/s (no pressure to share with group) And much more…

 

Meet Gabrielle Tozer

Gabrielle Tozer is the internationally published author of three YA novels: The Intern, which won the State Library of Victoria’s 2015 Gold Inky Award, Faking It and Remind Me How This Ends, which hit shelves in March this year.

Gabrielle’s first picture book, Peas and Quiet (illustrated by Sue deGennaro), is out in June in this year, while her short story ‘The Feeling From Over Here’ (featured in Begin, End, Begin: A #LoveOzYA Anthology) came out in April.

Based in Sydney, Gabrielle loves sharing her passion for storytelling and creativity, and has appeared at festivals, schools and conferences around Australia. 

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Class Schedule

Duration: 90 minutes

What you will learn
  • Getting started on your writing journey
  • Some creative exercises to flex your writing muscle
What you will get
  • Inspiration from a local, published author
  • Practical tips for things you can do at home

What to bring
  • Pens and notebook/paper – that’s all you’ll need!
What to wear

Casual

Appropriate for

Anyone who wants to get more creative with their writing


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Kin & Kind

Vendor sincce 2017

Come along to our workshops and meet-ups and learn a skill (or brush up on old ones), talk about what you love, meet new people and spend time focusing on something other than child-rearing. Our broad range of workshops and meet-ups cover everything from creative writing, gardening and crafts to career guidance and personal development. We'll make you a coffee and most importantly, childcare is offered in the same building (kids 0-6 months are welcome to join the classes).

Kin & Kind is about exciting the passion you once had but have lost in the fog of babies, kids and home, in a safe and supportive environment. We want you to leave feeling energised, with a sense of achievement that’s unrelated to the kids. 

At the very least, you're 90 minutes closer to nap time.

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Cancelation & Refund Policy

my baby's sick, my dog ate my ticket...help i need a refund

If you can't make the workshop, we require 72 hours notice in writing prior to the class for a full refund. If you miss this window, earn some extra karma points and pass on your ticket to one of your friends. They're fully transferable. Creche spots are non-refundable. 

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Terms & Conditions

my baby's sick, my dog ate my ticket...help i need a refund

If you can't make the workshop, we require 72 hours notice in writing prior to the class for a full refund. If you miss this window, earn some extra karma points and pass on your ticket to one of your friends. They're fully transferable. Creche spots are non-refundable. 

Kin & Kind cancellations

We reserve the right to cancel a workshop if insufficient bookings are received. Most of our classes must have a minimum of 5 participants before we can go ahead. In the event that a class is cancelled, you'll be notified via email 48hrs prior to the start of the class and will be offered a full refund or credit to be used towards another class. If a teacher is unable to attend a class due to illness or other extreme circumstances we will postpone the class to a later date and inform you as early as possible. We can not be held liable for any travel or other costs in the event of a cancellation.

Our duty of care and your responsibilties

We will do all we can to make Kin & Kind a safe and happy environment. When you arrive and leave our workshops, classes and meet-ups please use sensible precautions when going up and down stairs. Please use common sense and sensible precautions when attending our events. Kin & Kind and the wonderful teachers, facilitators and artists we use will not be held personally liable for any damage, loss or theft incurred to personal property, or any physical injuries obtained during the workshop. By attending a Kin & Kind event, you agree in holding full responsibility and liability for any damages, injuries to parties involved and physical and/or personal property that may occur during the workshop.

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