Creative writing and close reading at NGV

Creative writing and close reading at NGV

Friday 7 June 9.15am-3.30pm


In conjunction with VATE, NGV Learn is offering teachers of English the opportunity to discover the power of art to develop core skills in Reading and Viewing, Writing and Speaking and Listening.
Teachers will engage in a series of interactive practical activities easily transferrable to the classroom: inspired by works of art they will experiment with language features and imaginative concepts for creative writing and explore ideas for investigating the Capabilities.

Kalinda Ashton introduces strategies to help students generate and select ideas that are engaging, unusual, challenging or complex for creative writing. Kalinda will model how to develop a particular style and voice in short story writing through an exploration of the themes, motifs, structure and language techniques in accomplished literary texts.
Dr Kalinda Ashton is a novelist, short story writer and reviewer who now teaches English, Literature and Philosophy to secondary school students. She taught university students literary theory, Australian Literature and creative writing for more than a decade and holds a PhD in creative writing and Literature. Her first novel The Danger Game was awarded national and international prizes and she has published more than twenty short stories in anthologies and journals including Best Australian Stories, Meanjin, Overland and Kill Your Darlings. She will be teaching at Fitzroy High School in 2019.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations must be received at the VATE office in writing.

Cancellations received between 5 and 3 working days prior to the event date will be charged a 15% cancellation fee. Cancellations received less than 2 working days prior to the event will receive NO REFUND. If you do not attend and have not notified the office in writing according to the above policy, you will receive no refund.

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