International Women's Day Talk at the City of Vincent Library

2021’s International Women's Day theme is Choose To Challenge and Emily Paull's timely debut, Well-Behaved Women, voices a chorus of characters that reveal and re-evaluate the expectations of women in Australia today—after all, well-behaved women rarely make history.

'In Well-behaved Women Emily Paull expertly conveys the small but cumulative acts of emotional repression women endure in order to keep the peace. With great skill and poetry, Paull draws our attention to the psychological toll that such daily concessions take. These fabulous stories will make you smile and cry but most of all, will make you angry—on behalf of all these quietly suffering and "well-behaved" women we all know so well.'—Melanie Cheng, Victorian Premier's Literary Award Winner

Bookings essential.

Venue: Library Lounge 

City of Vincent Library 

99 Loftus St Leederville

Cost: Free

How to Book: 
Phone: 9273 6090
Book online

**Places are strictly limited due to COVID-19 regulations. If you are unable to attend, please cancel your booking by contacting 9273 6090.  This will allow us to re-assign your place to another patron.  Please stay home if you are unwell or have flu-like symptoms. All attendees will be reminded to practice physical distancing by remaining 1.5 metres away from others.**

Short Story Writing Workshop: Preparing Your Short Story Collection with Emily Paull

                                                                                   When: Tuesdays, 6.00-8.00pm Sydney time

Duration: Six weeks
Start date: 9 March 2021
Maximum participants: 8

Experience level: Intermediate level short story writers and experienced fiction writers looking to try short fiction.

Course description

Take your short fiction writing to the next level in this course presented by author, Emily Paull. Learn about how to sharpen your individual pieces whilst also working towards developing a collection which is strong, cohesive, and thematically sound. Throughout this course, we will look at examples of short story collections that have been carefully curated for maximum impact, discuss the importance of theme and style, and hone the basic elements of short fiction to create better, punchier stories.

Writers enrolling in this course should have at least three short stories ready for workshopping, and be prepared to spend time outside of class reading their peers’ work and writing feedback ready for discussion. Each session will consist of giving and receiving feedback, as well as an instructor-led discussion on theory and craft. Recommendations for outside reading will also be given, but will not be compulsory.

If you're a library, bookstore, community organisation or book club interested in organising an author talk, please get in touch!