Berkelouws logoShort story workshop at Berkelouw Books, Mona Vale

with Sunil Badami


Sunil BadamiBerkelouw Books
12-14 Park Street
Mona Vale NSW 2013
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Course fee: $30 (inc. GST)

What makes a good short story? How do you start writing one? How do you finish it?

And how can you get it published or enter it in a competition like the Pittwater Short Story Award, sponsored by Berkelouw Books in Mona Vale?

In this engaging, entertaining and enlightening two hour course, writer Sunil Badami offers his tips on starting, writing, editing and finishing a readable - and possibly publishable - short story.

Suffering from debilitating writers' block a few years ago, Sunil talked to some well-known writers and editors to formulate his Golden Rules for Writing a good short story.

These simple and easy to follow tips helped him write four short stories in a month, all of which were published that year, and which he's continued to use since.

With a combination of discussion, writing exercises, concrete examples, group workshopping and some insider tips, Sunil will help you find all the inspiration and encouragement you'll need to start writing, polishing, and finishing your own short story.

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About the Tutor

Sunil Badami is a writer, presenter and performer. He has written for publications including The Sydney Morning Herald, Good Weekend, The Australian, The Guardian, The Monthly, The New Daily, The Drum, The Australian Literary Review, Australian Gourmet Traveller, Southerly, Island and Meanjin.

His work has been published in Australia and overseas, including in the UTS Writers' Anthology, Goldfish: The Best Writing of the Last Five Years, Best Australian Stories, Best Australian Essays and most recently, Seizure's Stories of Sydney and The Simple Act of Reading.

He presented the national ABC Local Radio show Sunday Takeaway, and continues to appear from time to time on ABC Local Radio, Radio National and Fairfax Radio.

He has a Masters in Creative and Life Writing with Distinction from Goldsmiths, University of London and a Doctorate of Creative Arts in Writing from the University of Technology, Sydney.

Please note in the event of unforeseen circumstances, courses - including tutors and venues - may be subject to cancellation or change.