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Writing Workshop – Katherine Thomson
30 Aug, 2014 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
A writing workshop on character and story presented by multi-award winning playwright and screenwriter, Katherine Thomson.
Who Are My Characters (and What Are They Doing in My Story)?
This is a hands-on workshop where you will be doing practical character and story exercises. For the character part of the workshop it would be ideal if you could come along with one character in mind that you’d like to work on, or could work on for the exercise. For the story analysis section – breaking down story, techniques for when you’re stuck – we’ll be using the film Shine, stopping and starting through the film. If you could see it in full before the workshop that would be great. And, by the way, we might share a little but we won’t be reading our work out loud!
A fun, easy workshop that will give you tools to take back into your writing days.
About Katherine Thomson:
Katherine Thomson’s television credits include Schapelle, Mr & Mrs Murder, Australia on Trial, Darwin’s Brave New World,Rogue Nation,Killing Time, East West 101, Satisfaction, BlackJack, Wildside, Grass Roots, Halifax f.p. and was the co-writer of the Australian and Canadian co-production Answered by Fire which received the Gold AWGIE in 2006. Katherine wrote the documentaryUnfolding Florence – the Many Lives of Florence Broadhurst, which was directed by Gillian Armstrong. It screened at Sundance Film Festival and won the AWGIE Award for Best Documentary and Best Television Script at the QLD Premier’s Literary Awards in 2006.
Katherine’s numerous and critically acclaimed theatre credits include King Tide,Harbour, and Diving for Pearls, Barmaids. Fragments of Hong Kong, Navigating, Kayak, Mavis Goes to Timor, Wonderlandsand Darlinghurst Nights. In 2006, Katherine was awarded the Australian National Playwrights Centre Award for her substantial contribution to the Australian theatre industry.In 2010 Katherine’s play King Tidewas adapted for ABC Radio Airplay. It won an AWGIE for Best Radio Adaptation. She is currently in development on numerous film and television projects including a feature documentary with director Gillian Armstrong about the acclaimed costume designer Orry Kelly, which is due for release later this year.