This class is for aspiring writers who are interested in writing fiction or non-fiction stories in any kind of form.
The course will cover:
Why do we tell stories?
What are the necessary parts of a story?
How we tell stories and how these methods differ
Aspects of the craft of storytelling
Writing exercises with discussion
The political and social in telling stories
Who and what we write about and how
Working towards a particular form of storytelling
Participants do not have to prepare anything before class but having some examples of stories they like or which inspire them will be useful.
Amal Awad is a journalist, author, screenwriter and performer. She is the author of two novels, with a third due for publication in 2021, and has three non-fiction books published, with a fourth due out in 2021.
She has contributed to such publications as The Guardian, Frankie, Meanjin, Going Down Swinging and ELLE, and for online portals Junkee, Daily Life, Sheilas, The Sydney Morning Herald, The Vine and Screen Australia.
In 2019, Amal was selected to participate in Screen Australia‘s Developing the Developer program. She is currently in development on film, television and web series projects.
This ITS online course runs for 4 weeks, and meets once a week online for 1.5 hours.