The Art of Story – a workshop with Arnold Zable

August 18, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Explore the evolving structure of a story, and how to break the various blocks that can come up in the process.

You have a story to tell, but what is the best way to tell it? The borderline between fiction and non-fiction is not as distinct as some would have it. There are techniques common to both, and hybrids that cross the boundaries in daring ways. At the heart of story, whatever the genre—novel, short story, memoir, family history, or biography—is the art of imagination, and the technique of scene construction, whether writing about place or character.

Arnold Zable

Arnold Zable is an acclaimed Australian writer, novelist, storyteller, and human rights advocate. His books include ‘Jewels and Ashes’, ‘The Fig Tree’, ‘Café Scheherazade’, ‘Scraps of Heaven’, ‘Sea of Many Returns’, ‘Violin Lessons’, and most recently, ‘The Fighter’. He is the author of numerous essays, columns, stories, features and works for theatre. His awards include the 2013 Voltaire prize for human rights advocacy, and the 2017 Australia Council Fellowship for Literature.

 This event is supported by the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria and presented in association with Writers Victoria.

For more information and ticketing, please go to the Writers Victoria event page.

Price: Tickets through Writers Victoria

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, we are only releasing 50% of tickets now.

If those restrictions are lifted, we will release the remaining tickets 2 weeks before the festival.

So please don’t wait! If you want to attend, please book early. Thank you!



Paddock Room, Neighbourhood Centre
13 Camp Street Daylesford,
Victoria 3460


Words in Winter is an annual literary and arts festival held in August each year in the Hepburn Shire and surrounding districts.