New Workshops at the Good Room

Hazel Edwards writes quirky, thought-provoking fiction and fact for adults and children, and has her own e-bookstore for favourite print books which are now e-pubs. Best known for ‘There’s a Hippopotamus on Our Roof Eating Cake’ series, Hazel also runs book-linked workshops on ‘Authorpreneurship’ and ‘Writing a Non Boring Family History’. A director of ASA, (Aust Society of Authors) and a National Reading Ambassador, in 2013 Hazel was awarded an OAM for Literature. In 2015, she published Her own memoir ‘Not Just a Piece of Cake-Being an Author’.

With over 200 books published, Hazel has turned her hand to mentoring us over two fantastic sessions!

Session 1: Writing a non boring family history

June 17th 10-1pm, morning tea provided

Come along, meet new friends and be inspired.

In this workshop, Hazel will share her knowledge in:

  • Researching and interviewing skills
  • How to organise your material
  • Structuring a book
  • Making it interesting for the reader
  • Formatting and Publishing Options
  • Handling Family Secrets
  • Editing and Proofreading
  • How to write using all senses and perspectives
  • Launching and marketing possibilities

Participants also receive an E-Copy of Hazel’s book Writing a non-boring family history.

Price: $55

$37.50  Members and Foundling Archive Supporters

$62 for those coming in twos!

Session 2: Masterclass

August 12th 10am -1pm, morning tea provided

Following on from the first, more introductory session, this masterclass and mentoring session is more interactive – and a bit of a catch-up!  Participants are invited to bring along their unfinished projects along with any challenges, roadblocks and success stories.

Price: $55

$37.50  Members and Foundling Archive Supporters

$62 for those coming in twos!

Suitable for all who wish to improve their writing skills as well as for those contemplating or struggling with a book length project such as a family history, corporate history or autobiography or memoir.  Also suitable for those writing family history stories and anecdotes for younger children in their families.

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