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Feb Members' Event: An Evening with Dr Joe Reich - BOOK NOW FOR NEXT WEEK!

First Prof Dev Course for 2019: Know Your Sentence

New Prof Dev Course: Editing Narrative Non-Fiction

 

 


February 2019 Members' Event with Dr Joe Reich

DATE:Thursday 28 February 2019
TIME: 6:00 pm
COST: Members and affiliate members $45, Non-members $50, Student and concession members $40  
VENUE:Coffee Head Café, 8 Railway Parade, Camberwell (off Burke Road).Free parking is available at Camberwell Station and Woolworths (on the corner of Burke and Prospect Road) and free off-street from 6pm onwards.

BOOKINGS CLOSE: Tuesday 26 February 2019

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For our first meeting of the year, we are trialling a new venue in Melbourne's eastern suburbs - the Coffee Head Cafe in Camberwell, just behind Burke Rd, near Camberwell junction.  Close to trams, Camberwell railway station, and free (yes, free, no charge) parking! On top of that, we're able to provide a more substantial menu, which includes a stand up cocktail menu (3 courses), one alcoholic or soft beverage, tea and coffee.

Presenter

Dr Joe Reich, by day an ophthalmologist (and important as eye health is to editors, that's not why he's speaking) but by moonlight a novelist, and also the newly appointed director of Jewish Book Week.  Dr Reichwill speak about the similarities and differences of being a novelist and writer of professional medical textbooks, what it's like to run a literary festival - and - should anyone really want to know - the ins and outs of laser surgery. Come along and let us know what you think of what could be one of our new rotating venues, feast on the new finger-food offering, network with the editing sorority and be both entertained and informed. Dr Reich's novels –Building Bridges,I Know Precious Little,Book of the Weak– will also be available for sale on the night, $10 each (cash only, please; proceeds to be donated to charity). 


Know Your Sentence

Saturday 23 Feb

10:00am – 4:00pm

Early bird registrations (must book by Wednesday 23 January 2019): Members & affiliate organisations  (IPEd, Writers Vic., ANSZI, ATSC & TWIA) $180, non-members $270
Regular fee: Members & affiliate organisations  (IPEd, Writers Vic., ASTC, TWIA, ANZSI members) $225, non-members $337.50
Venue: Centre for Adult Education, 253 Flinders Lane, Melbourne CBD (check the screens above lifts for room number on the day)
Refreshments: Muffins, gourmet biscuits, tea and coffee. Lunch is not provided.

Bookings Close: Monday 18 February 2019

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About the course

What is a sentence? Why does it matter? 

Too often, writers and editors are so concerned with meaning that they don’t take time to explore the many forms of the sentence. Yet being able to recognise different sentence types and patterns—and their associated problems—can speed up the process of writing and editing enormously.

This full-day session focuses on the parts and classification of sentences, and looks at what sorts of issues writers and editors commonly encounter at the sentence level. Session content includes:

     sentence structure and parts of a sentence

     sentence types

     approaches to editing a sentence

     register and sentences

     solutions for common problems with sentences.

This course includes class instruction, practical exercises, short pieces for discussion and take-home exercises. A small amount of pre-course reading will be sent out prior to the course.


Editing Narrative Non-Fiction

Date: Saturday 16 March 2019, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Early bird registrations (must book by Saturday 16 February 2019): Members & affiliate organisations  (IPEd, Writers Vic., ANSZI, ATSC & TWIA) $110, non-members $160
Standard fee: Members & affiliate organisations  (IPEd, Writers Vic., ASTC, TWIA, ANZSI members) $135, non-members $198
Venue: Centre for Adult Education, 253 Flinders Lane, Melbourne CBD (check the screens above lifts for room number on the day)
Refreshments: Muffins, gourmet biscuits, tea and coffee. Lunch is not provided.

Bookings Close: Monday 11 March 2019

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Description

This workshop will equip editors with the necessary skills to confidently assess narrative non-fiction writing. We will examine the key concepts of successful non-fiction—such as voice, narrative propulsion, clarity, colour and cohesion—and discuss how to frame your response so that a writer may develop these essential elements in their work. We will look at exemplary examples of the craft, drawn from a wide range of authors, and critique writing that falls short of these benchmarks. In formulating our responses to these texts, we will be guided by the following such questions:

·        What is the work about—and is this shown or told?

·        Does the work have an emotional through-line?

·        Where does the tension lie?

·        Does the work have a strong sense of place—how is this conveyed?

·        Is there a good balance between scene and summary?

·        Does the work convey the writer’s distinctive ethos and sensibility?

·        Is the work compelling and propulsive?

 

The workshop is suitable for all editors at various stages of their career—from those just starting out to more experienced practitioners. There are no prerequisites and participants need only bring their curious minds.  

Presenter

 

Nadine Davidoff is a freelance book editor and writing/editing teacher with extensive trade publishing experience.