inSITU: Workshop Series

Next date: Saturday, 18 May 2024 | 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM

A lime green circle with black text saying 'inSITU' in the middle.

Creative writing workshops responding to our 2024 program theme, "Desire Lines"


Presented by Darebin Arts

As part of Darebin's new creative writing program, inSITU, we’re running a brand-new Workshop Series. These free 2-hour workshops will be facilitated by an amazing group of writers, leading the charge and sharing their wisdom: Susie Anderson, Madison Pawle, Ursula Robinson-Shaw and Panda Wong 

Find out more about each workshop here: 


Across different forms (fiction, nonfiction and poetry) these workshops all directly relate to the theme for our annual print publication, dSCRIBE. The Workshop Series is an opportunity for you to hone your craft, and work on making your submission for dSCRIBE the best it can be.  

The theme in 2024 for dSCRIBE and the Workshop Series is ‘Desire Lines’.  

'Desire lines' are those unofficial paths softened, formed and eventually inscribed by the collective and ongoing tread of foot and paw: the quicker route across the park to the toilet block, the dirt trails snaking along the Merri. More conceptually, a desire line might be a way to think about our own associative patterns of thought and feeling. 

Though it is not subversive by virtue of its existence, a desire line reveal tensions between the native and the built environment; between structure and collective will — alternative mappings of motion, place, and public life. We must also pause to consider the colonial implications here: the deep time desire lines that exist beneath – and are erased by – the city. 

- Madison Pawle, dSCRIBE 17 Editor

To hear more about the Workshop Series, we’re inviting you to celebrate with us at our inSITU: Launch Event on Tuesday 16 April. Hear creative responses to the 2024 inSITU theme ‘Desire Lines’ from the workshop facilitators Susie Anderson, Ursula Robinson-Shaw and Panda Wong, with a welcome from dSCRIBE 17 editor Madison Pawle.  

The Darebin Intercultural Centre is fully wheelchair accessible, has all gender bathrooms, a prayer room and a low sensory space. 

If you would like to come along and require Auslan Interpretation, please send us an email at

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  • Saturday, 18 May 2024 | 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
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