NEWS & EVENTS

 

This page is constantly evolving so remember to check regularly for updates. If you'd like to book me to talk at your event, or run a workshop for your group, click here to send me a message.

28 Apr

Ballarat Writers Group
 
How exciting is this! For the first time in a year, I'm getting out and about and doing a 'live' author talk. On Wednesday evening 28th April, I will be visiting the Ballarat Writers Group to chat about all kinds of things, in particular, the role of research in historical fiction.
I love Ballarat, and I can't wait to get back there and have a good old chat, face-to-face like the good old days! Hope to see you there. Contact Ballarat Writers Group for information.

19 May

National Simultaneous Storytime
 
National Simultaneous Storytime (NSS) is an annual event run by the Australian Library and Information Association. 
It involves readers Australia-wide reading a children's book simultaneously. 
Last year I was invited to read for Finley Library, but of course the event wasn't able to go ahead. 
But I'm delighted to announce that I've been invited to read at this year's event instead.
The book, Give me some space, by Philip Bunting and published by Scholastic Australia will be read simultaneously across Australia at 11 AM.
If you're keen to check it out, contact Berrigan Shire Libraries for information.

TBA

2021

Courses and Workshops
 
With the success of our online workshops through 2020, we'll be looking at running further programs through 2021, so watch this space for information about upcoming courses.
Online Workshop: 
Let's write a memoir: the 6 step guide to getting started
Ever wished your grandmother had written her life story? Boy, I do, but she didn't, so those wonderful stories, anecdotes and family snippets are lost forever because she mistakenly believed nobody would be interested.
A memoir takes the threads of family history and weaves them into something beautiful, something to be shared and passed down through time.
In this six-part workshop, we explore the hows and whys of writing a memoir. Besides format and structure, I'll share tips and tricks for turning your thoughts, experiences and recollections into an unput-downable family history!
Our first program for 2021 will commence on Wednesday 17th February. 
 
Interested? Click here to download the course outline.
Current courses are fully booked but click here to go on the wait list. You'll be advised when new dates are released.

TBA

2021

Online Workshop: 
Let's write a book: the 6 step guide to getting started
 
This program is much more than an online course, just as a workshop is so much more than a discussion; it's an opportunity to learn and share ideas and concepts, and to practise writing in a supportive, interactive environment.
For six weeks, I will discuss core writing techniques to get you started on your own book. I'll share my experiences and tips learned along the road to completing my four published books.
Each session will include group discussion and writing exercises, along with activities you can do in your own time to practise concepts and techniques.
Click here to download the course outline.
 
Current courses are fully booked but click here to go on the wait list. You'll be advised when new dates are released.
 

TBA

2021

Online Workshop: 
Let's write a series: the 6 step guide to getting started
Everybody enjoys following loved characters from book, through sequel and beyond. Imagine if JK Rowling only wrote one Harry Potter!
 
Over this six week program, I will discuss procedures and techniques for writing, not just one book, but a series of books.
I will share my own experiences and tips learned along the road to completing my three-book series: Torn, Inviolate and Stormbird.
This workshop is an opportunity to learn and share ideas and concepts, and to practise writing in a supportive, interactive environment. Participants will be encouraged to give and receive constructive feedback with other members of the group.
This program is designed to motivate and inspire participants to not only get the creative  juices flowing, but to confidently lay down the foundations of their own series of books.
Click here to download the course outline.
Current courses are fully booked but click here to go on the wait list. You'll be advised when new dates are released.

2022

Seeking expressions of interest:
How does this sound:
  • Spend two nights in peaceful surroundings, with meals and accommodation included
  • Attend workshops and talks  
  • Meet other authors to share experiences and ideas
  • Dedicate private time to write and concentrate on yourself
  • Receive constructive feedback
  • Meet industry traders and grow your network
At this stage, I'm looking to get an idea of numbers. If you think this is something you'd be interested in, send me a message.
 
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