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Writing dramatic dialogue

Dialogue should leap off the page. In novels, short stories, scripts and screenplays it must move the story forward, reveal character and provide essential exposition. Yet it must also be dramatic and believable. How to reconcile these apparently incompatible necessities is the subject of this dynamic and interactive workshop. A story is a completed process of change which has the ability to move readers' feelings powerfully and pleasurably (or painfully) in a certain, definite... [More]
$175 Limited inc GST
Writing dramatic dialogue

<p>Dialogue should leap off the page. In novels, short stories, scripts and screenplays it must move the story forward, reveal character and provide essential exposition. Yet it must also be dramatic

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Grammar therapy

With a few tweaks you could improve your writing, whether it’s for work, a blog or personal correspondence. Linguist Daniel Midgley presents a fun and easy crash course in English grammar. Along the way, he’ll show you how language really works. Some well-placed commas will make you feel better. OUTLINE Session 1: The basics: Nouns, verbs, and all that Session 2: Advanced grammar for advanced dummies: Tense, aspect, and mood Session 3: Getting structural: Phrases and clauses... [More]
$135 Limited inc GST
Grammar therapy

<p>With a few tweaks you could improve your writing, whether it’s for work, a blog or personal correspondence. Linguist Daniel Midgley presents a fun and easy crash course in English grammar. Along

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Keep Calm and Stress Less!

If feeling too stressed is distressing you, it’s time to take back control and reconnect to that place of calm and inner peace! Stress is the most commonly cited challenge many of us face on a daily basis. Severe chronic stress puts us at risk of poor health and mood disorders including anxiety, depression and panic. In this workshop Dr Jenny Brockis will teach you how to recognise symptoms of stress or burnout before they become an issue and how to create your daily stress... [More]
$70 Limited inc GST
Keep Calm and Stress Less!

<p>If feeling too stressed is distressing you, it’s time to take back control and reconnect to that place of calm and inner peace! Stress is the most commonly cited challenge many of us face on a

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Show Don't Tell- Skilful use of Exposition

Stories do not come out of a void. Your reader needs to know much about the time, the setting, the characters and past events to enjoy and make sense of the story. How to handle this mass of detail called exposition? Some storytellers set down facts like a newspaper report; others use awkward and unnatural contrivances. This workshop shows how the subtle art of exposition – showing not telling – may be woven into the fabric of the story so the reader is unaware of being given... [More]
$175 Limited inc GST
Show Don't Tell- Skilful use of Exposition

<p>Stories do not come out of a void. Your reader needs to know much about the time, the setting, the characters and past events to enjoy and make sense of the story. How to handle this mass of detail

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Philosophy Feast - Drug Use

Philosophy involves thinking about some of the big questions we ask during our lifetime: Should recreational drugs be legalised? Should performance enhancing drugs be allowed in sports? Come along to the May Philosophy Feast, join in the conversation and hear the arguments for and against the legalisation of recreational and performance enhancing drugs. This Feast of Philosophy, chaired by Dr Nin Kirkham, UWA Chair of Philosophy, will tackle these big questions and more over... [More]
$55 Limited inc GST
Philosophy Feast - Drug Use

<p>Philosophy involves thinking about some of the big questions we ask during our lifetime: Should recreational drugs be legalised? <br/>Should performance enhancing drugs be allowed in sports? Come

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Mastering mobile phone photography

Your best camera is the one you have with you and these days that’s probably your phone. With ever-improving optics and camera apps, smartphones are capable of producing amazing results. Like any camera however it’s the brain behind the lens that matters. Join Master Photographer Dale Neill on a fun, tip-filled seminar and master the techniques for producing incredible photos to share and enjoy. There are more photographs taken each day on mobile phones than all other camera types... [More]
$95 Limited inc GST
Mastering mobile phone photography

<p>Your best camera is the one you have with you and these days that’s probably your phone. With ever-improving optics and camera apps, smartphones are capable of producing amazing results. Like any

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Introduction to Modern Art

Join artist Richard Gunning, as he explores the history of Modern Art in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. The three week course will examine the exciting and dynamic changes that took place in art as it responded to, and occasionally anticipated a rapidly changing world. It is a period that has produced some of the most powerful, and at times bewildering, and beautiful works in Western Art. This is a course for anyone who is curious about the art of our times and its not too... [More]
$195 Limited inc GST
Introduction to Modern Art

<p>Join artist Richard Gunning, as he explores the history of Modern Art in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. The three week course will examine the exciting and dynamic changes that took place in

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Read with speed

Double your reading speed and improve your comprehension. Learn how to quickly process the large amount of written information we all deal with daily in our business activities or academic studies. You will be provided with the skills to increase your reading speed significantly as well as improve your comprehension and memory. Students completing this course learn how the reading process works and understand how our brains process, store and retrieve information. They learn new... [More]
$250 Limited inc GST
Read with speed

<p>Double your reading speed and improve your comprehension. Learn how to quickly process the large amount of written information we all deal with daily in our business activities or academic studies.

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Philosophy Feast - Consequentialism

Philosophy involves thinking about some of the big questions we ask during our lifetime: What is consequentialism? What is utilitarianism? Is utilitarianism the best moral theory? At this Philosophy Feast we will discuss the benefits and the limitations of the utilitarian approach to ethics. We will look at alternatives, and highlight the practical implications of adopting the utilitarian approach to ethical decision making. This Feast of Philosophy, chaired by Dr Nin Kirkham, UWA... [More]
$55 Limited inc GST
Philosophy Feast - Consequentialism

<p>Philosophy involves thinking about some of the big questions we ask during our lifetime: What is consequentialism? What is utilitarianism? Is utilitarianism the best moral theory? <br/>At this

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Dramatise your story through narrative structure

New writers can struggle with narrative structure in writing whether the form is a novel, short story or script. In this workshop, writer John Harman will help you better understand the type of story you are telling, discover the importance of narrative structure and learn advanced techniques of plotting. Narrative structure is about choices and about writing your novel, short story or script in scenes. The choices hinge not only on the integration of the story and the plot (which... [More]
$175 Limited inc GST
Dramatise your story through narrative structure

<p>New writers can struggle with narrative structure in writing whether the form is a novel, short story or script. In this workshop, writer John Harman will help you better understand the type of

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If there isn't a class to suit you, please join the waiting list.