The Joy of Creative Writing with Ashley (Online)

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Whether you haven’t written creatively since high school or you’re the author of 10 books, this fun class will help you get your creativity flowing.

Through a series of timed writing exercises, we’ll explore different ways to access the creative recesses of our minds and surprise ourselves!

You might be a writer working on a specific project, a poet searching for new ideas, or someone who just wants to give creative writing a try for the first time in years – wherever you’re at, this is the class for you.

This workshop will include all new writing exercises – so even if you’ve attended this workshop before, the exercises will new new to you too.

What will we cover?

Most of this class will be devoted to writing, through a series of timed writing exercises designed to help you tap into your creativity. 

These exercises will be helpful if you’re working on a specific creative writing project, but you can also do them with no particular aim or direction in mind – let your creativity surprise you!

We’ll also have a brief discussion on how best to access our creativity, along with some reflection time, so you can keep the words flowing long after the class ends. 

What to bring 

  • A notebook and pen work best, though you may prefer to write on your device. Whatever works for you!


  • Closed Captions
  • Discounted Early Bird Tickets
  • Free Tickets for First Nation Attendees
  • Auslan Interpreters Upon Request

Who will be teaching? 

Ashley (she/her) is the author of How to Be Australian and My Name Is Revenge, which was a finalist in the 2018 Carmel Bird Digital Literary Award. Her writing appears in the Sydney Morning Herald, the Australian, Australian Book Review, Overland, Griffith Review, Sydney Review of Books and more. 

Ashley is a Moth StorySLAM winner and has appeared at Story Club, the National Young Writers’ Festival, and Sydney Writers’ Festival. She co-hosts James and Ashley Stay at Home, a podcast about writing, creativity and health.

Find her at and at @AKalagianBlunt across social media.

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