Creative Writing 101 with Luke Carman

There are no secrets, no cheats, maps or recipes to guide our development as creative writers. Creative writing, in all its forms, is a lived artistic practice – a kind of hero’s journey – and it is only through living it fully and faithfully that we can address the trappings of our path to progress. Dead sentences take root in our keyboards, clichés cling to our fingertips, and the riches of our imaginations seem always just beyond grammatical reach.
The award-winning author Luke Carman invites you to join him for a series of workshops, hosted by WestWords, where together we can dig those mixed-metaphors and dull sentences out by the root, cross the wild terrain of our imaginative landscapes, and live out our practice on the page in all its splendid potential.

New sessions coming in August
Wednesday evenings for six weeks, 18.30-20.00

Cost: $250 member/$330 non-member.

Bookings through

or call 02 8677 4815

Writing and Society Research centre event and Portraits, Bankstown Campus

Luke Carman is the author of An Elegant Young Man, which was awarded a NSW Premier’s Literary Award in 2015 and shortlisted for the ALS Gold Medal. In 2014 he was named a Sydney Morning Herald Best Young Novelist. His work has been published in MeanjinSydney Review of BooksHeatThe Lifted BrowSeizureThe AustralianCultural Studies ReviewGlobal Media JournalSBS OnlineABC TVSonofabook, and so on.