Introduction to Creative Writing

When: Starts 23 October 6 – 8 pm
Seven sessions over seven weeks

Where: Bendigo TAFE – Castlemaine Campus
65 Templeton Street, Castlemaine

Cost: $295

Contact: (03) 5471 1901


‘About Our Place’ – Bendigo Writers Festival Grand Finale 2014

Central Victorian writers, story-performers and poets are invited this Sunday night at the Bendigo Writers Festival to an event called ‘About Our Place.’ It is sponsored by Bendigo TAFE writing program and will be run by writer and poet Neil Boyack. The event will be in place of the poetry slam event held previously and will be similar in structure (though non-competitive and stories will be welcomed). Recite/perform for 3 minutes (max) a story or a poem about anything related to Central Victoria – hence the ‘my place’ theme. Locals and others wishing to participate will congregate at the event (at festival’s end) to celebrate, share thoughts and catch-up with friends.

Where: The Capital, in the Hub, View St., Bendigo

When: Sunday 10 Aug. Register after 3.45; Perform 4-5pm

Write Poetry & Song Lyrics

Want to write poetry and song lyrics as a Cert IV or Diploma subject? This Professional Editing & Writing unit will provide you with a thorough knowledge of the basic elements of Poetry and Poetic writing including rhyme, rhythm, symbolism, cadence, verse/stanza forms and structures, metre, POV etc., as well as an understanding of musical styles and development of song structures. It will look at different aspects of history and theory to use in or challenge your own creative practice. You will gain performance knowledge and how copyright and royalties apply to lyricists and poets, and will be encouraged to develop networks to maximise exposure and publish your work.

If you would like to know more, come along to the next class on Thursday 27  February, sit in and talk to teacher Dr Ian Irvine. You will be inspired!

Contact: Ian Irvine – 5434 1583,

When: Thursdays 9.15am-12pm. 30 weeks.

Where: Castlemaine campus (of Bendigo TAFE), Templeton St.