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Write Out with Alicia Tuckerman

  • State Library of Western Australia 25 Francis Street Perth, WA, 6000 Australia (map)

Write Out is a creative writing workshop which aims to encourage young people to develop stronger and more confident writing strategies.

Writers will be provided with a creative writing topic and or starting point to form the basis of a short story. The group will brainstorm what they believe are good story telling strategies and discuss key steps in crafting a short story:  

  • Character development;  
  • Choosing a point of view;  
  • Tips for writing dialogue;  
  • Setting and context;  
  • Plot;  
  • Conflict and tension;  
  • Crisis or a climax; and  
  • Resolution.  

Following the group discussion there will be focused writing time where writers use the skills discussed to write a short story and have the opportunity to seek guidance and assistance from Alicia.  

There will be a short break during the workshop for a Q & A session where Alicia will answer any questions about her writing and publishing process.


About the facilitator:

Alicia Tuckerman is a driving force for young LGBT voices within Australia. Raised in rural NSW before she left home at the age of sixteen, she accepted a position to study at the Hunter School of Performing Arts.  Alicia attributes surviving her teenage years to the comfort, release and escape writing offered and she hopes to inspire the next generation of readers and writers to embrace their true passions.  

Alicia was inspired to write If I Tell You after finding a lack of YA novels with queer representation. She draws on her life experiences to explore the joys, triumphs and cruelties of modern day adolescence and considers there is no fantasy world she could create that is more terrifyingly beautiful than the one we’re expected to live in.



WHEN: Sunday 15 April, 11.00am – 2.00pm
WHERE: Midwest Room, State Library of WA


About the Youth Week WA KickstART Festival

Now in its eighth consecutive year, the Youth Week WA KickstART Festival offers young people aged 12 - 26 an extensive range of free workshops, performances, exhibitions, talks, special events, and new initiatives for 2018. 

The Youth Week WA KickstART Festival is presented by Propel Youth Arts WA as part of Youth Week WA, and is supported by the State Government of Western Australia, Lotterywest and the Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority.