Kylie relates writing to Depth Psychology, in an article for the National Association for Writers in Education:
20 May 2017
9.30am to 2.30pm
50 Bedford Square
London WC1B 3DP
Learn how to become a more objective reader of your work with a day of advice and practical exercises from professional editors in the publishing industry. You will receive help and guidance on how best to approach the editing process, and develop the tools you need to make your work the best it can possibly be ahead of submission to an editor, literary agent or publisher. Along with an invaluable one-to-one session with an editor of your choice, find out how to take your editing to the next level.
More information and booking: writersandartists.co.uk
Saturday 11 March 2017, 10 am – 4 pm
Hauser and Wirth, Somerset
A one-day workshop in the transformational power of writing, exploring the idea that a writer works with meaning not words. This course, led by writer Kylie Fitzpatrick, will equip writers of all abilities to listen for their own unique voice and, inspired by the work of the sculptor Elizabeth Frink, to find its narrative form.
The power of the mythic; whether we realise it or not, writers are influenced by ancient story structures. Finding your own living myth is vital to having a voice.
Writing down a story and giving it shape requires actively trying to find meaning, whether it is fiction or life-writing. Fiction teaches us to think creatively about the personal; or individuation; literature considers difference to be a sign of courage. The best heroes are who they choose to be, fighting for their ideas and freedom. These qualities are often imbued by the most courageous writers!
For more details and booking please visit Hauser & Wirth website.
Ticket price includes lunch in the Roth Bar & Grill.
I’m delighted that the National Gallery of Victoria, in Australia, has chosen The Silver Thread as the companion to their new exhibition Making the Australian Quilt 1800–1951. The members book club discusses ‘art through a literary lens’ which is something that interests me greatly as a novelist.
See their website for more information.