The art of writing
For the pros and cons of publishing, Valery Garrett, author of eight non-fiction titles, will not only talk you through each step from draft to bookstore, but will provide many tips on writing and ideas in her three-session workshop ($240 in total) at the YWCA (3/F, 1 Macdonnell Road; tel: 2522-4291), starting October 7.
The Arts Centre will run a Western calligraphy course for beginners ($800 for eight 2-hour evening classes) beginning October 16. The course will take students through the history, development and usage of Western calligraphy, before beginning personal instruction with demonstrations on the art of Roman and Uncial handwriting. Call 2582-0219.
Montblanc recently commissioned leading German photographer Helmut Newtona and 12 other photographers from Hong Kong (Chris Doyle, Osbert Lam and Elaine Liu), Singapore, Taiwan and Japan to develop their photographic interpretations of 'Black, Round and Erotic', a phrase often used to describe the sensuous form of the company's renowned Meistertuck writing instruments. Their works are now on display at the AGFA Gallery, the Fringe Club, until October 11.
To learn how graphology - the scientific analysis of handwriting - can reveal personality traits and aptitudes, join Sue Chrysler's class ($80, or $50 for members) on December 3 from 10.30am to 12pm at the American Women's Association (48, Kennedy Road; tel: 2527-2961). If you would like to arrange for a corporate seminar or private group lessons on the subject, or a personal analysis of your own handwriting, write to Sue at Suite 4906, the Atrium, Pacific Place, 88 Queensway.