Training & workshops

Angela Savage loves writing and she loves teaching. Teaching writing brings her two great passions together, and this shows in the energy and enthusiasm she brings to her workshops and short courses.

Here’s what participants in Angela’s training sessions have had to say about her work:

Geelong Workshop 1 Geelong Workshop 2“Great presenter, insightful, knowledgeable, engaging, warm, inclusive, energetic, made an effort to use people’s names and connect them by referencing their projects”

“Brilliant and fun.”

“Angela really knows how to teach a class!”

“I’ve done creative writing classes at uni, many master classes, etc, and [Angela’s] was by far the most useful, informative one I’ve ever been to for learning the craft.”

“Organised, structured, knowledgeable, humorous, engaging.”

“Good at drawing on students’ knowledge and experience; great fun.”

“Angela was full of useful ideas and information, presented well and enthusiastically. The exercises were also useful and Angela gave encouraging feedback.”

“I liked all the practical exercises … very hands-on.”

“Great handouts and resources.”

“This was a fabulous workshop.”

“Really felt the urge to go home and get writing.”

Angela likes to say she puts the ‘work’ into workshop. Her emphasis is on participation and engagement, drawing on students’ existing skills and experience to enhance their learning. She has a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment, and a thorough understanding of adult education principles and practices.

WVic workshop 2.3Angela regularly runs courses for Writers Victoria. In 2017, she delivered a workshop on ‘Using setting to enhance your story’ in Phoenix, Arizona, as part of the Desert Nights, Rising Stars conference. She has designed and delivered workshops, short courses and master classes for Geelong Writers Inc, SA Writers Centre Inc,  Campaspe Murray Writers Group, Yarra Plenty Regional Libraries, the Victorian Association for the Teaching of English (VATE), Apollo Bay Word Fest, and the Word for Word Festival, among others.

She has also delivered lecturers and tutorials for tertiary creative writing students at Monash University and RMIT.

Angela designs and delivers courses on a range of topics relevant to writing fiction, including:

  • Planning your novel
  • What makes a story?
  • Structure
  • Showing and telling
  • Using place to enhance your story
  • Writing Crime Fiction
  • Preparing a manuscript for publication

Training can be delivered in the form of a lecture, masterclass, half- or full-day workshop, or short course, customised to suit your timeframe. Courses can be pitched at beginners, intermediate or advanced writers, or mixed groups.

She has also delivered Training of Trainers workshops for established writers who want to teach their craft, and life planning workshops for emerging writers who want to make a start.

For more information, contact Angela on email: angelasavageos (at) gmail (dot) com