Masterclass: Rhythm and Writing

8 May 2018


Masterclass: Rhythm and Writing​

Presented by Dr Eliza Robertson

Date: Tuesday 8 May, 2018
Time: 12:15pm - 1:45pm
Location: Digital Learning Space (Room 224, Level 2), Joyce Ackroyd Building (#37) 

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Rhythm is visceral, pre-verbal. What relates to us as writers, readers and critics is that we are drawn to it. That is why humans dance. Why two people on the street accidentally step in time. But it is easier to point to rhythm than speak meaningfully about what that word calls to or calls for. In this class, we will look at how rhythm already animates our writing, and how we can invite rhythm deeper into our creative practice.



Eliza Robertson studied creative writing at the University of Victoria and the University of East Anglia, where she received the Man Booker Scholarship and Curtis Brown Prize. In 2013, she won the Commonwealth Short Story Prize and was shortlisted for the Journey Prize and CBC Short Story Prize. Her debut story collection, Wallflowers, was shortlisted for the East Anglia Book Award and selected as a New York Times editor’s choice. In 2017 she won the Australian Book Review Elizabeth Jolley Story Prize.

Dr Eliza Robertson