Motivating local young writers at UWS
Promising young writers from Greater Western Sydney took part in the University of Western Sydney's Young Writers’ Day, on Friday the 11 October at Macarthur Anglican School in Cobbitty.
The day began with a keynote address by Felicity Castagna, who is currently undertaking a doctorate with the Writing and Society Research Group at UWS. She is the recent author of ‘The Incredible Here and Now’ along with many other novels. Her work has been featured on television, radio and print publications and she has been the recipient of several awards for her writing.
- Coming to Voice - Michael Mohammed Ahmad, Director of SWEATSHOP, Western Sydney Literacy Movement
- Writing the News - Barbara Alysen, Senior Lecturer in Journalism at UWS
- A Sense of Place - Felicity Castagna, author and undertaking a UWS doctorate
- People Make Places - Brent Clough, broadcaster, writer and TV producer
- Fictional Beings - Dr Bernard Cohen, award-winning author of five novels and children’s picture book
- Spinning a Story - Jen Craig, a PhD candidate from the Writing and Society Research Centre at UWS and also teaches writing at UTS
- Fact and Fiction - Lynn Garlick, background as a social worker and journalist. Doctor of Creative Arts candidate in the Writing and Society Research Centre at UWS
- Persuasion and Advocacy - Writing to change minds, defend ideas and incite action! Emily Maguire, author or four novels and two non-fiction books, also named the Young Australian Novelist of the Year in 2010 and 2013 by the Sydney Morning Herald
- Writing for the Theatre - How monologue and dialogue drive action and emotion Murray Robertson, trained as a speech drama teacher, he is currently an academic and doctoral candidate at UWS
- Write, Breath, Perform – Candy Royalle is a performance artist and poet
- Starting a Poem - Fiona Wright, award-winning poet who is currently a doctoral candidate with UWS’ Writing and Society Research Centre.
The day also featured an optional workshop tailored for accompanying teachers delivered by award-winning author, journalist and critic Anna Maria Dell'oso.
18 October 2013
Photos: Nicholas Smith