The Wordy Women Tour


    Kylie Ladd
    Maggie Joel
    Fiona Higgins


    Come and listen to three of Australia's finest novelists chat about life, love and books.


    5:30pm for 6pm Friday 31 October

    Ralph Wilson Theatre, Gorman House Arts Centre

    Cost: $5 members, $10 non-members
    Bookings: You can book by phone on 6262 9191, online or at the office. Payment is required at time of booking.


Events & Workshops


In Conversation: Michael McKernan

7pm–8pm Wednesday 22 October

In partnership with the Australian Society of Authors (ASA). Ever come across a fascinating person and wished you could sit next to them at dinner? The Australian Society of Authors national ‘In Conversation’ series features professionals from your industry talking about writing, publishing and the business of authorship.

Michael McKernan is a professional writer, reviewer and commentator in the area of Australian history. He is an advisor to the ABC and appears weekly on ABC radio and is author of The BrumbieDrought and The Strength Of A Nation.

Aleesah Darlison	Writing Narrative: The Art of Story with Aleesah Darlison

10am–4pm Saturday 25 October

Do you have a great idea for a story but don’t know how to write it? Learn the key components of narrative writing in this fast-paced workshop to get you started. Participants will learn: key components of story; planning and pacing your story; where ideas come from; creating tension, drama, comedy and cliff-hangers; great opening hooks; and satisfying endings.

Aleesah Darlison writes picture books and novels for children, both in the contemporary fiction and fantasy genres. She also reviews books for The Sun Herald. Aleesah is an experienced workshop presenter. She is a founding director of Literature Live!

Benjamin Law The Story of My Life: A Masterclass with Benjamin Law

10am–4pm Saturday 1 November

If you've ever considered writing about your life—in columns, personal essays or as a memoir—but weren't sure where (or how) to start, then join this in-depth exploration of writing the most important story you'll ever tell: your own.

Benjamin Law is a Sydney-based journalist, columnist and screenwriter. He is the author of two books—The Family Law (2010) and Gaysia: Adventures in the Queer East (2012)—and the co-author of the comedy book Shit Asian Mothers Say (2014) with his sister Michelle and illustrator Oslo Davis.

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