Writer’s Notebook with Tony Birch


Each month at 100 Story Building we invite an author, editor, publisher or other wordy-expert to run an exclusive one-day writing workshop open to the public.

Kicking off 2014 is Tony Birch, whose novel Blood was shortlisted for the Miles Franklin award. Tony will take you on a practical exploration of the creative process, helping you to establish a solid base for further writing. This is an excellent opportunity to develop your own writing practice and start incorporating it into your daily life. More info …

These workshops support our daily and after-school programs for children and young people.

Thanks to Scribe Publications, we have copies of Tony’s debut collection Shadowboxing to giveaway. The next 5 bookings for The Writer’s Notebook will receive a copy of this stunning novel about a Fitzroy childhood. Get in quick!

Booking information:

Date: Saturday 22 February, 2014
Time: 10am – 3pm (5 hours, including lunch break)
Cost: $190
Venue: 100 Story Building, 92 Nicholson St, Footscray 3011
This masterclass is limited to 15 students.

For bookings, click here or call 03 9044 8215 or email info@100storybuilding.org.au to secure your spot.

About the presenter:

Tony Birch’s books include Shadowboxing (2006), Father’s Day (2009), and Blood (2011), shortlisted for the Miles Franklin award (2012). His new collection of stories, The Promise, will be released in 2014. Tony teaches at the University of Melbourne. He holds a PhD in history and a Master of Arts in writing. His short fiction has been published widely, as have his critical essays. In addition to his creative and critical writing Tony Birch works with community groups and secondary students as an educator. He also does collaborative work with artists and activist. Tony lives in Carlton, just around the corner from where he was born.