Short stories

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Stranded: the evolution of a story

Everyone remembers their first time. The first time a story they wrote is accepted for publication. Even though, as a journalist, I’d had fifty-odd articles already published, when my first short story was finally accepted for publication I felt a rush of emotion. Was I happy? Yes, because writing fiction is much more personal than … Continue reading

Inside the Iowa Writers’ Workshop summer fiction course

Someone recently asked me to write about the “inner workings” of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and the summer program in particular. As I recently wrote an acquittal report for the funding I received from the Copyright Agency Limited (www.copyright.com.au) to attend the special 3-week May session in fiction at Iowa, I thought it might be … Continue reading

Doctor of Creative Arts candidate selected to attend Iowa Writers’ Workshop

http://datasearch2.uts.edu.au/fass/news-events/news-detail.cfm?ItemId=27062 Doctor of Creative Arts candidate Christine Piper was selected to attend the Iowa Writers’ Workshop three-week special summer fiction writing workshop in May. Her acceptance into the course was based on a portfolio of three pieces of fiction – one of which her creative doctoral thesis work-in-progress, which she is developing under the supervision … Continue reading

Iowa Writers’ Workshop

In creative writing circles, the Iowa Writers’ Workshop at the University of Iowa is known as the writer’s Mecca. Why? Because it’s the top-ranked Master of Fine Arts (creative writing) program in the United States. Here, I talk about the process of applying and being accepted as an international student in the 3-week creative writing program. Continue reading