Do you want to find and harness a voice to suit your story?

    In the best fiction it is not just what is said, but how it is said that matters. Join Andy Kissane for Irresistable Voices, a workshop that focuses on the crucial area of voice.

    Andy Kissane is a writer of fiction and poetry. Visit his website here.

    When: 6pm–9pm Monday 11 May

    Where: ACT Writers Centre workshop room

    Bookings: You can book by phone on
    6262 9191, online or at the office. Payment is required at time of booking.

    Find further workshop information here.



Events & Workshops

Valerie Parv How to Audition Your Characters with Valerie Parv

10am–4pm Saturday 2 & Sunday 3 May

There are as many ways to create characters as there are writers, but some methods are more effective than others. In this 2-day masterclass, you'll discover how to treat your story people as lead actors in your production. Just like actors, they will need to audition for you, to ensure they work in your story.

Valerie Parv, recipient of the Australian Society of Authors MEDAL 2014-2015, has published 86 books including nonfiction, selling more than 30 million copies in 26 languages.

Lisa Jacobson Crafting Poetry with Lisa Jacobson

10am–4pm Sunday 10 May

Creating a good poem is like making a fine table. It requires the right tools and imagination. Beginners and intermediate writers will benefit from this session about what makes some poems stand up and others fall flat.

Lisa Jacobson is the author of three poetry collections: Hair and Skin & Teeth, The Sunlit Zone (which won the 2014 Adelaide Festival John Bray Poetry Award) and South in the World.

Tania McCartney

Spectacular School Presentations Seminar with Tania McCartney

10am–12pm Saturday 16 May

In this two-hour seminar, authors and illustrators who are interested in expanding their careers will learn the ins and outs of the school and library visits process—from primary schools to high schools.

Author Illustrator Tania McCartney has been public speaking for over fifteen years, and has been presenting and running workshops for children and adults at schools, libraries, writing conferences and festivals since 2008.

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