Creative Writing Challenge with Kalinda Ashton | Character and Voice

Thu 3 Dec 20, 10am–11.30am (AEST)

Past program

This program takes place virtually

Levels 9-10

Invent complex characters inspired by works in the NGV Collection. Together with author Kalinda Ashton, we will weave together fears, hopes and dreams and situate your character in the wider world. Create a unique voice and personality for your character through meaningful dialogue and thoughtful narration.

Learning Objectives

  • Respond imaginatively to artworks in the NGV Collection through short story writing
  • Use relevant language features and precise vocabulary to show an understanding of genre and voice
  • Review, edit and refine writing for control of content, organisation of ideas, structure and vocabulary
  • Develop confidence in sharing and presenting published work

About the Author 

Dr Kalinda Ashton is a novelist, short story writer and reviewer who now teachers English, Literature and Philosophy to secondary school students. She taught university students literary theory, Australian Literature and creative writing for more than a decade and holds a PhD in creative writing and Literature. Her first novel The Danger Game was awarded national and international prizes and she has published more than twenty short stories in anthologies and journals including Best Australian Stories, Meanjin, Overland and Kill Your Darlings.

This program is part of Creative Catalyst, a program for high ability students attending Victorian Government schools.

Learn Secondary Virtual

The National Gallery of Victoria is a proud partner of the Victorian Challenge and Enrichment Series, an initiative of the Department of Education and Training (DET) that provides opportunities for high-ability Victorian government school students.

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