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2015 Open Book: Don’t Miss the Chance to Hone Your Writing Craft with Workshops and Masterclasses (9 – 13 September)

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There will be many wonderful authors at the 2015 Open Book Festival this week, as well as a fair few opportunities to work on joining their ranks.

We’ve collected together all the information about the writing workshops and masterclasses taking place at the festival and hone your writing skills.

Here is a list of all the events devoted to helping the audience members write better.

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to learn from the best!

Wednesday 9 September

Poetica Workshop with RA Villanueva
Venue: Homecoming Centre Workshop
Time: 10 AM – 4 PM
Price: Free entry

Birds Not Birdcages: Collaboration and Experimentation with RA Villanueva.

Comics Fest Workshop: Blood, Sweat and SFX

Venue: Central Library: Seminar Room 1
Time: 4 PM – 6 PM
Price: Free entry

Nic Hoekstra (Supa Strikas) explains the process of creating a monthly comic from paper to screen and back again.

Comics Fest Masterclass
Venue: Homecoming Centre Workshop
Time: 6 PM – 8 PM
Price: Free entry

Join French illustrator Marc Boutavant for a two-hour masterclass.

Thursday 10 September

Poetica Writing Workshop

Date: 10/09/2015
Venue: Homecoming Centre Workshop
Time: 2 PM – 4:30 PM
Price: R60

Learn what editing can add to your poetry with poet and editor extraordinaire Helen Moffett.

Friday 11 September

Poetica Workshop: Memoir in Poetry

Venue: Homecoming Centre Workshop
Time: 2 PM – 4 PM
Price: R60

Join Dawn Garisch and learn how to craft your own story.

Saturday 12 September

YA Masterclass

Venue: Homecoming Centre: Boardroom
Time: 10 AM – 12 PM
Price: Free entry

Worldbuilding in Fantasy and YA: Join Cat Hellisen, Zimkhitha Mlanzeli and Sally Partridge for insider tips and techniques.

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