Dianne Stewart, teacher, writer

Monday 15–Friday 19 January 10.00 am–12:00 pm COURSE FEES R1 500; Staff and students R750

Maximum number of participants 20

‘There’s always room for a story that can transport people to another place.’ JK Rowling

In these five in-person story development sessions, participants will explore ways of transforming ideas into different genres of writing: fictional and non-fictional. Through fun exercises, participants will be exposed to both theory and practical creative writing exercises.

In the first session participants will examine and explore different story texts, both fictional and non-fictional as a means of developing their own story idea. In the second and third sessions, in a mix of practice and theory, participants will look at fiction genres as possible vehicles for their stories.

In the fourth and final sessions participants will approach non-fiction genres and be encouraged to try fictional and creative non-fictional genres as a way to develop their stories and see how they can be market-related.

Dianne Stewart received the 2023 South African Children’s Laureate award.