I'm delighted to be doing a crime writing workshop for young people again, as a guest for the wonderful Westwords program - a program to encourage creative writing interest and skills in young people around western Sydney.
Last year, I delivered crime writing workshops on behalf of Westwords for some young guys at Granville Boys High School. I certainly enjoyed the experience - something completely new for me. And I hope the lads found the chats equally as enjoyable - they sure had plenty of questions about my cop background with my crime writing!
And so I was thrilled to be invited to deliver another workshop which will happen next week. And a rather larger group this time!
I'll be spending 2 hours chatting crime writing with about 90 year 11 students at Arthur Phillip High School in Parramatta.
Think I'll need to be on my game for this class! So, we'll be chatting over the crime genre, getting into more detail around the hard-boiled school (of course!), and doing some short writing exercises. And I'll even be sharing a couple of bits of Harry's World with them - at least some bits which are okay for a not-quite-adult audience! If you've read Harry, then you know exactly what I mean.
Again, it's great to be encouraging an interest in writing, especially crime, with young people.
And here's the link to the Westwords website: www.westwords.com.au
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