Candida Baker’s creative writing courses are taking off – join her on a six-week journey of creative self-discovery – kick-start your writing projects in the insiprational environment of the Crystal Castle, or online around the world.
Candida, who started Verandah Magazine 18 months ago, is the author of numerous books including the non-fiction series Yacker, Australian Writers Talk About Their Work; two novels, The Hidden and Women and Horses; a book of short stories, The Powerful Owl, numerous anthologies and several children’s books.
“I see my whole life as being creative,” says Candida. “I love to take photographs, and also to paint, and I’m also a natural horsemanship practitioner. I’ve found that if I can simply allow the creativty to flow then projects unfold in the most amazing way. I’m currently working on my third novel, based on the life of photographer Eadweard Muybridge, and I’m looking forward to sharing my creative process with participants in the course.”
As a journalist Candida has been editor of The Weekend Australian Magazine, deputy editor of the Good Weekend; arts editor of the Sydney Morning Herald and a feature writer on The Age. She was Director of the 2011 Byron Bay Writers’ Festival, and since then she has run numerous events and workshops in the Byron Bay region.
“Candida has worked with me for a year on my personal memoir, guiding me through the writing, editing and publishing processes. She’s been a great teacher – patient and inspirational. She’s helped me understand the difference between writing words and ‘being a writer’. I can highly recommend Candida – writers and would-be writers will truly benefit from her courses.” – Anna Middleton
“This is the Queen Bees Knees of writing courses – Candida really knows how to support people to achieve their creative goals.” India Morris, Lismore