literature & writing: words words words (intro)

what we are doing:
This will be a fun but intensive class aimed at people who love the written word and enjoy exploring creative imaginative ways to develop new word-based projects.
You will be guided through various short and diverse creative writing tasks and you will be able to build on the ideas that come out of the tasks as the class unfolds.
As part of the process you will be guided through the development of a micro story of your own to gain experience in working with some of the most important aspects of any story.

You can then have to opportunity to join the next step: more words class!

what you will learn:

  • how to explore, play with, and test new ideas
  • how to explore conventional and un-conventional ways to find ideas.
  • how to recognise the most important components of any story.
  • how diverse and exciting is our English language and the words within it!

type of lesson test flight, introduction, practice

skill required: 1 - beginners

Your chalkler will be:

Tasha Haines.

Master of Fine Arts (MFA) & Diploma in Tertiary Teaching (Dip T.T). I was a lecturer in fine arts and design in Melbourne and Wellington for ten years.
I am currently a freelance writer, creative writer, blogger, & regular contributing book reviewer for Landfall Review Online.

What to bring

An A4 or larger notebook subtly lined or unlined is best (not thick heavy lines)
Several pens to write with (black or blue)

charge: 17.25 (incl GST)

how to book and pay:

RSVP and pay using this paypal link or

deposit 17.25 into Chalkle's Kiwibank account:
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Details to include: [masked] - Your name - words

our cancelation policy:

If you RSVP for a class and fail to show up, you will get a "no show". Three no shows means you will be removed from chalkle. You may request to rejoin after six months.

We expect pre payment for all classes.

If you cancel your RSVP:

- less than 3 days before = no refund
- after 7pm night before = no refund and a no show will be recorded.

about chalkle:
Chalkle connects people interested in teaching and learning from each other face-to-face -- in a fun, social environment!

Choose from many affordable lessons up for grabs (from intros to master classes) in agriculture, art and craft, business, construction, digital media, food, languages, music and performance, science, technology and zombie survival... and many of the lessons are free!

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  • David M.

    A great short summary on how to write stories, as well as examining the meaning and interpretation of words and how important they function in creating character. Also a good introduction to reading different novels.

    February 11, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    really helpful and fun, enjoyed getting into the process of writing again and i'm looking forward to the next one

    February 11, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    this sounds great, did a writing course at Vic years ago and i've been very naughty, haven't finished anything i started. =)

    January 28, 2013

  • jen m.

    Would love to do this class later in the year if you can re run it from May on!

    January 28, 2013

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