Yes! Not long now and I’m flying up to Townsville for the Queensland Writers Centre to facilitate a day-long workshop on using the techniques of fiction to bring your memoir to life. And best of all, it’s FREE!
My father’s family is from far north Queensland, so I always enjoy travelling up to the cane fields, tropical sunshine and reef. Such a beautiful part of the world where wonderful people somehow manage to thrive in all that heat.
You can register HERE
Sat., 11 May 2019
10:30 am – 4:30 pm AEST
4 Petunia Street
Townsville, QLD 4814
See the map HERE
So if you have a story from your life you’re itching to tell, come along and write up a storm!
A full day workshop for FREE! YIPPEE!
Keen writers and beginners all welcome.
Hope to see you there 🙂
On the 31st of January, I am running a half-day WRITING THE BODY workshop through the fabulous Queensland Writers Centre, combining my twin passions, yoga and writing.
I have enjoyed a regular daily practice of yoga since 1993, and currently teach professional dancers at a local university. I’ve been doing yoga longer than most of my young students have been alive! It’s certainly the only thing that makes it possible for me to keep up with them, if only for a couple of hours.
However, yoga is much more than a physical discipline. It is the perfect remedy for healing a multitude of woes, working on the emotional and spiritual planes alongside the physical in every pose.
Writing is a sedentary profession. Like most people these days, I spend far too long sitting down in front of a screen. A daily yoga practice helps keep my body pain-free and my mind clear. It also helps to build that discipline which is so necessary for those of us on creative paths –self discipline. Otherwise known as bum glue!
In the WRITING THE BODY workshop I lead participants through gentle yoga exercises to help relieve common postural problems writers encounter, such as sore necks, shoulders and lower backs. But more than that, we will discover how to express the sensations of the body through writing and use yogic techniques to go deep within ourselves to unearth the stories held there.
It’s going to be lots of fun. I hope you can join me. Click here for more info and to sign up.
Free mini-massages for every participant!
You can combine my course with another session on journaling which looks wonderful. I guarantee you’ll come away feeling more relaxed than you have in years, with a renewed enthusiasm for writing.
This is not a good combination. Still waiting on my edit and for Sophie to read my mss, watching others leapfrog me. Console myself with the thought that there is some greater purpose at work, but I’m buggered if I know what it could be. Yep, one of those bitter and twisted kind of days.
On the upside I’m looking forward to teaching creative writing on the weekend. There are only a few spots left so hurry if you’d like to spend a fun morning writing and learning a few tricks of the trade.
Just heard from my prospective agent, Sophie Hamley at Cameron Cresswell Literary agency, that her reader LOVES “Bittersweet” my sexy Cambodian novel. YAY! It is now moving up her list of priorities. Everyone cross fingers she likes it just as much as her reader and finds a publisher with equal enthusiasm.
Also exciting is that tickets to my creative workshop are now for sale at http://creativewriting.eventbrite.com/?ref=ebtn with the new half-day
format at http://www.brisbanewoman.com/brisbanewoman/CreativeWriting.pdf
Only $50 for a half day workshop. It’s a bargain. Lots of other interesting classes coming up too. I’d like to have a go at singing, and maybe dancing too. Embarrass my children as much as possible!