DATE & TIME
Wed, 18 Oct | 10am – 12noon
The Fossickers Room, Gympie Civic Centre, Mellor Street
Bookings essential – call 5481 0859 to register
Gympie Regional Libraries
Phone: 07 5481 0852
Aclaimed author Richard Yaxley will share various writing tips and ideas that are designed to make your stories, short or longer, more powerful, directed and thus SENSATIONAL! He will focus particularly on the work that needs to be done in the early stages of writing, as well as hints on structure and editing.
This will be an engaging workshop with plenty of ideas and opportunities for discussion.
Richard Yaxley is the author of Drink the Air, the winner of the 2010 Queensland Premier’s Young Adult Literary Award, its sequel Spring Rain and most recently Joyous and Moonbeam, which was shortlisted for the 2014 West Australian Premier’s Awards. His novel “Drink the air” won the 2010 Queensland Premier’s Literary Award for Young Adult Fiction. Joyous & Moonbeam – another young adult novel – was short-listed for the 2014 Western Australian Premier’s Book Awards. He has written extensively in educational texts such as Shorts, Short Shorts and No Big Dramas and also writes for adults, most notably with The Rose Leopard. He is a poet and playwright, and has been the recipient of various grants and fellowships, including a May Gibbs Literature Trust Creative Time Fellowship in 2015.
Event site: 32-34 Mellor Street, Gympie, Queensland
Parking details: Free parking onsite + street parking in surrounded streets
Access: Entry to the site is via the carpark at Mellor St
Disability Access: Disability parking and entry ramp close to the front of the building. Lift available.
Seating: Chairs provided