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2020 Western Sydney Emerging Writers Fellowship

Our 2020 Fellows have just wrapped their fellowship with video workshops:

  1. Erin Sayers, on Worldbuilding;
  2. Aishah Ali, on The Science of Subversion; and
  3. Claire Cao, on Writing Place. ⠀

These videos were prepared by the three in lieu of the face-to-face workshops that would ordinarily have formed part of their Fellowships. They are each very different, and very informative, and perfect for the senior secondary writing student, or the adult writer who wishes to brush up on some of the more technical aspects of their writing. It’s been a pleasure to work with these exciting young writers!⠀⠀

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Writing Western Sydney: The Readings
Catherine Jinks reads from SHEPHERD

My father trained me to silence the way he trained his dogs, with food and a cane. Speech, he said, was poison. It scared the game, alerted the gamekeepers and betrayed your friends and family.

Tom Clay was a poacher back in Suffolk. He was twelve when he was caught, tried and transported to New South Wales.
Now, assigned to a shepherds’ hut out west, he is a boy among violent men. He keeps his counsel and watches over his sheep; he steers clear of blowhards like the new man, Rowdy Cavanagh. He is alert to danger, knowing he is a foreigner here: that the land resists his understanding.

The question is: how fast can he learn?
Because a vicious killer named Dan Carver is coming for Tom and Rowdy. And if Tom can’t outwit Carver in the bush – and convince Rowdy to keep his stupid mouth shut – their deaths will be swift and cruel.

About the author:

Catherine Jinks’ books for adults, young adults and children have been published in a dozen countries and have won numerous awards, including a Victorian Premier’s Literary Award and the CBCA Book of the Year Award (four times). She lives in the Blue Mountains.

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