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Creative Writing: Fiction with Mark Isaacs

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2 x Sat, 24 - 31 August 10:00 am - 04:00 pm Byron Bay, NSW 9 $240.00


In this course students will learn the basic mechanics of writing both long and short form fiction. From outlining and character development to drafting, edits and revisions, this course will give you all of the tools and information you need to turn your concept into a completed manuscript. Additionally, students will learn how to effectively research and nourish the writers' imagination, how to create pace and tension, how to create a sense of place, the power of strong beginnings and endings, and how to "kill your darlings" - ie: how to be a tough self-editor.

What to Bring

  • Pen and paper
  • laptop, ideally.
  • Own refreshments and snacks

Important information

Once your enrolment is completed you will receive a confirmation email. This email will include your receipt and inform you of the dates, times and venue for your course. It will also let you know of anything you need to take to class with you.

Please make sure that you give us a valid email address and mobile number as any course changes will be communicated via sms or email.

Students are required to be 15 years old and above at the time of enrolment.

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We keep our class sizes small so that you get a better experience. Avoid disappointment, enrol early!  

Tutor Profile:

Mark Isaacs

Mark is an author, a writer, a researcher, a photographer and a community worker. He uses his writing and photography to tell stories of displacement and conflict and shed light on social justice issues all around the world.
He has written three books, the first of which was The Undesirables: Inside Nauru (Hardie Grant 2014), a whistle-blowing account of his work with asylum seekers in Nauru, one of Australia’s notorious offshore prisons. After publishing The Undesirables, Mark has become a fierce advocate for the rights of displaced people in Australia and globally.
His second book, Nauru Burning (Editia, 2016), follows up The Undesirables with an investigative report into human rights abuses in Nauru.
Several years later Mark wrote, The Kabul Peace House (Hardie Grant, 2019), the story of a community of peace activists in Afghanistan. His affiliated photography collection, Imagining Peace: A Portrait of Modern Afghanistan, is available for exhibits.
Mark has reported from post-war Sri Lanka and documented stories from the migrant caravan in Central America and Rohingya communities in South Asia. He has twice contributed to the Berlin Literature Festival anthology, Refugees Worldwide, including a reportage from inside the Manus Island detention centre in Papua New Guinea.
Mark recently submitted for examination his Doctor of Philosophy dissertation titled, The human rights implications of Australia’s war on people smugglers. He is currently working on a book about immigration detention in Australia.
 Mark Isaacs