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

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 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.

Kristen Alexander

Writing Historical Biography with Kristen Alexander

10am–1pm Saturday 23 May

Participants will receive an understanding of biographical writing practice. They will gain an appreciation of the elements of telling a life story, in particular the best way to use primary and secondary sources and to discern when they are unreliable.

Kristen Alexander is a biographer and military historian. Her books include Clive Caldwell Air Ace, Jack Davenport Beaufighter Leader, and Australian Eagles, and Australia's Few and the Battle of Britain.

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