Drop-by Drawing at NGV International<br/>

The Art of Writing Two Day Intensive

Drop-by Drawing at NGV International<br/>
Past program

NGV International

Meet: North entrance, (via Arts Centre forecourt)
Ground Level

Every picture tells a story and with 75,000 artworks in its care, the NGV Collection is a limitless well of histories, perspectives and shared experiences.

Guided by celebrated author Cate Kennedy, this small group weekend course uses art as the starting point for creative writing.

Includes lunch and wrap-up drinks.

Presented in collaboration with Melbourne Writers Festival.


Cate Kennedy is an Australian author who is published as a novelist, short story author, poet and essayist. She studied Professional Writing and Editing at the University of Canberra and Literature Studies at the Australian National University. She worked in theatre and community development before settling into freelance writing, and in her home country of Australia is best-known as a short story practitioner.

Her most recent story collection, Like A House on Fire won the 2012 Queensland Literary Award as well as being shortlisted for the inaugural Stella Prize and the Kibble Award. Her third poetry collection The Taste of River Water was awarded the Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for Poetry and her novel, The World Beneath, was shortlisted for The Age Book of the Year Award, the Barbara Jefferis Award and the N.S.W. Premier’s Prize for fiction. It won the “People’s Choice” prize in these awards, and has been translated into French and Mandarin.

Course Outcomes

  1. A deeper understanding of various writing forms and devices, including both poetry and prose
  2. Fresh inspiration and confidence to utilise these forms to generate and shape original prose and poetry
  3. An understanding of self-editing, reshaping and refining work

Sat 31 Aug, 10am–5pm (Past)

Facilitator Cate Kennedy

Meet North Entrance, access via Arts Centre forecourt

Sun 1 Sep, 10am–5pm (Past)

Facilitator Cate Kennedy

Meet North Entrance, access via Arts Centre forecourt

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