A NEW MASTER OF CREATIVE WRITING

Photo taken by Tom Ryman, courtesy Joy Elizabeth.

 

 

TAKING ON A MASTER'S

 

I must be the only person I know who decided to go back to uni and do a Masters, because that’s what my friends were doing. I do have more than three friends, but the course came up, Shirley, Yvonne and Cameron were gearing up to enrol, and I thought, ‘Why not?’

 

Also, I’d been working on a novel for some years, and needed a huge push to get back into writing. And that’s what I got. Work had to be presented for assessment, so I wrote and wrote and honed and honed, and my writing grew and developed.

 

Under the guidance of the lovely Rohan Wilson, we learnt a great deal about shaping our work, and began developing and refining the many skills needed to produce a well-written novel.

 

I was very proud to graduate from UTAS in August, 2013, with my MA in Creative Writing. Now the challenge is to continue working, to finish the novel. Luckily, a number of us are already meeting regularly to support each other in doing just that.

 Joy Elizabeth

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22.11 | 13:08

Hello Trish and Claire, my name is Catherine and I am also keen to meet other women in the Hobart area who write. Have you organized any times to get together?

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12.11 | 11:15

Yes, Krishna, male or female, the poetry competition is open to all.

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11.11 | 09:56

Dear Wendy,

Can a male poet participate in the poem competition?

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16.10 | 11:49

Hi Claire,
I am based in Hobart and looking at forming Hobart meetings where people can share works and ideas face to face!
Love to hear from you! Trish

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