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On the Write Track: Six Writers’ Workshops

10 August @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

$10 – $60

The Clarkson Library is holding a series of writing and editing workshops, facilitated by author David Allan-Petale.

  • Workshop 1: Creating realistic characters for your story (20 July)
  • Workshop 2: How to infuse your with page-turning themes (27 July)
  • Workshop 3: Plotting the course of your story (3 August)
  • Workshop 4: Writing a first draft that sets you up for success (10 August)
  • Workshop 5: Conquering the second draft and beyond (17 August)
  • Workshop 6: Polishing your story for publication (24 August)

Cost: $10 per workshop.

About the facilitator: David Allan-Petale is a writer from Perth, Western Australia whose debut novel Locust Summer was published in 2021 by Fremantle Press. The book was longlisted for the 2021 ALS Gold Medal for “an outstanding literary work,” and was shortlisted for the 2022 WA Premier’s Western Australian Premier’s Book Awards – The Premier’s Prize for an Emerging Writer. The manuscript was shortlisted for the 2017 Australian/Vogel’s Literary Award, and developed through a fellowship at Varuna, the National Writers’ House. David has worked for many years as a journalist in WA and internationally with BBC World and Al Jazeera.

From Harry Potter and Sherlock Holmes to Anne of Green Gables, characters are the soul of a story. Local novelist David will help new writers develop compelling, well-rounded, authentic characters with a complete backstory, idiosyncrasies and voice.


Clarkson Library
27 Ocean Keys Boulevard
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9407 1600
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