Rewild Your Words – join me in a new writing workshop

Most writing happens at the desk, but sometimes we find the heartbeat in our work when we are moving in the world—especially the natural world. Immersion in natural places can oxygenate our thinking, switch on our senses, enliven our creativity and ignite our imagination. Join Ilka Tampke and me for a one-day workshop where we will learn how to bring the natural world to life on the page and hear the stories it wants us to tell. The day will begin in a private room at the historic Mt Macedon [...]

2021-03-12T21:43:09+11:00March 12th, 2021|Writing|0 Comments

Life Writing Workshop

Join me, Hazel Edwards and Ray Mooney at a life writing workshop hosted by the Society of Women Writers. We'll be speaking about biography, memoir, family history and fact versus fiction. Author talks, panels and practical workshops AND lunch.  How good is that? When: Saturday 11 May 2019 Venue: Library At the Dock – Performance Space, Lvl 2, 107 Victoria Harbour Promenade, Docklands, Victoria 3008 Members $40 Non-members $60 (lunch included) Bookings: What is the Society of Women Writers? I'm glad you asked. According to their website, the Society of Women [...]

2019-05-08T20:23:00+10:00May 8th, 2019|Writing|1 Comment

HARDCOPY Round 1 – Phew!

What an amazing long weekend.  Three jam-packed days in the company of like-minded non-fiction writers.  Bliss.  But in any group of two dozen or so there's usually one, isn't there?  One who disrupts, or is overbearing, or who just somehow really gets on your goat? Not in this group. Everyone was thoughtful, respectful and open to learning more about their craft and themselves.  Every single person had a fascinating story that they wanted to tell, and they were willing to work hard - and to learn hard - in order [...]

2018-03-21T14:55:37+11:00June 1st, 2015|Writing|33 Comments

A Win! Accepted into HARDCOPY Writing Program

So excited!  I have just been accepted into the 2015 HARDCOPY program. 30 writers from around Australia have been selected for Round 1, which consists of two long weekends (one in May, one in September) of writing and industry workshops.  Then 10 of those writers are selected for Round 2, which consists of one-on-one consultations between writers and publishers and a publishers panel Q&A. The program is subsidised by the Australia Council for the Arts, although the selected writers all need to stump up at least $550 plus travel and [...]

2018-03-25T11:51:55+11:00April 29th, 2015|Writing|24 Comments
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