Dianne Stewart, creative writing facilitator and author

Robert McKee said: ‘Story-telling is the most powerful way to put ideas into the world'

Through a mixture of creative writing exercises and an examination of techniques and theory, participants will explore both fictional and creative non-fictional approaches to writing short narratives.The workshops will look at the concept and value of storytelling and various writing techniques as portals for portraying stories. Characterisation, dialogue, setting, plot and point of view will be investigated. Participants will explore creative non-fiction, for example the personal narrative essay.



1. What is a story?

2. Crafting fictional short stories

3. The investigation of plot and point of view

4. Exploring creative non-fiction

5. Working on a fictional short story or personal narrative essay. 


Recommended reading

Solnit, R.2005. A Field Guide to Getting Lost: Penguin Books.



Date: 14 – 18 January 
Time: 10.00 am – 12.00 pm
Maximum: 20 participants
COURSE FEES Full: R1342,00  Staff and Students R941,00
Venue: Classroom 4A Kramer Law Building UCT