Several of the world’s most acclaimed writing teachers will take centre stage at this year’s Byron Bay Writers Festival to share their inspirations, insights and practical advice with aspiring writers and published authors.
Writing professor Robin Hemley will deliver a three-hour masterclass titled Writing Imaginatively About the Past on Thursday July 31.
On Saturday August 2 Hemley takes centre stage with Kathryn Heyman, director of the Fiction Program at the Sydney Faber Writing Academy, and creative writing director at the Melbourne Faber Writing Academy, Carrie Tiffany, to discuss Straw Into Gold: Can Writing Be Taught? Literary agent Sophie Hamley will lead the discussion.
Acclaimed British writer Jeanette Winterson will explore Creativity and Craziness in conversation with Susie Orbach on Sunday August 3. Winterson is professor of creative writing at Manchester University’s Centre for New Writing.
Writing educators Shady Cosgrove and Jim Hearn will discuss the merits of creative writing courses in higher education with author of the critically acclaimed bestselling book of In My Skin: A memoir, Kate Holden. The session, The Book and the Academy, will be chaired by dean of graduate research at Flinders University, Professor Jeri Kroll.