Blue Mountains writers are blessed with resources, people and places to help learn the craft. This year I’ve attended two excellent workshops offered by Blue Mountains Library Services, and facilitated by local best selling author Julian Leatherdale. There’s a third workshop coming up in November: anyone want to join me?
Mountains of Stories – Creative Writing Workshop at Springwood Library with Lisa Chaplin
Sat Nov 10th 10:00am – 3:00pm
Blue Mountains Theatre and Community Hub, 104 Macquarie Rd, Springwood NSW 2777, Australia
Lisa’s Workshop will cover how to create characters, bring them to life and how to keep them true to themselves as well as how to create a precise and professional pitch that encapsulates your book and helps you ‘sell’ it to publishers.
I consider myself so fortunate to live just twenty minutes or so from Varuna, the Writer’s House in Katoomba NSW. It’s not a long trek to attend one of the many workshops for writers held there each year. In a week’s time I’ll be attending my first at Varuna: especially exciting as it is with this year’s Miles Franklin winner, Michelle de Krester.