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Wednesday, July 18, 2018


(ZP Dala (Zainab Priya))

Join internationally acclaimed author ZP Dala on an interactive Writer Workshop. Learn the craft of story structure using mind maps, timelines and creating amazing characters on the page.

You will achieve the outcome of:
1. Creating a mind map of your own story (short story or novel)
2. Character profiles with motivations and backstories that add to flowing narrative
3. Gain an insight into the publishing industry with a completed query letter and techniques on synopsis and submission.

ZP Dala (Zainab Priya) is the author of the Award winning debut novel What About Meera (Penguin Random House Umuzi, 2015) and soon to be published in India and S.Asia (Speaking Tiger, 2018)

Author of The Architecture Of Loss (Pegasus Books New York, 2017 worldwide) and Speaking Tiger Books (S.Asia, 2018).

The novel is a shortlisted finalist in the Clare Johnson Prize for Women's Literature in the USA.

She has also written pieces for The New York Times Magazine, Litnet, Scroll India and various South African publications, and was a runner up in the True stories of KwaZulu-Natal, 2014. She is an Honorary Fellow of the International Writers Program at the University of Iowa, and has conducted Writing courses at the Articulate Africa Festival 2017 and online MOOC talks in craft of writing in Chicago and Iowa City.

The workshop takes place on August 25 and 26, 2018, from 09h00 to 16h00. Cost R900 pp including meals and endless supply of coffee/tea. No printed course materials will be given, as this will be an interactive workshop setting.

Venue will be The Goodwill Manor Guesthouse in Reservoir Hills (a weekend writer retreat can be arranged directly with The Goodwill Manor should patrons wish to stay at the guesthouse for the workshop and your own writing projects in a tranquil writing environment)

Booking essential by calling 084 486 1441.