2018 Writing Workshops

Saturday 13th October

Shannon Horsfall

Shannon Horsfall

Author / Illustrator SHANNON HORSFALL
Elements Of A Successful Picture Book

Ideas@108 (Upstairs at Library)
Cost: $30pp – Bookings Essential
9:00am – 11:30am

Explore the importance of illustration to tell the story alongside
and sometimes in contrast to, the words. Shannon will delve into
the importance of allowing the illustrations to speak and for layout
to create dynamisms or quiet as required. Learn about the process
of printing to give participants a better understanding of layout,
sheet size, pagination and colour reproduction.

Jay Laga'aia

Jay Laga'aia

Actor, Entertainer and Writer JAY LAGA’AIA
Creativity and Performance in Writing and Illustrating
(Author Talk / Workshop)

Burdekin Theatre Loft
Cost: Free
11:00am

Building a Strong Literacy Foundation with Your Children
(Parent Literacy Workshop)

Burdekin Theatre Loft
Cost: Free
12:15pm

Edwina Shaw

Edwina Shaw

Writer of Fiction & Memoir author EDWINA SHAW
Writing Your Life – A Memoir, Everyone has a story to tell.

Ideas@108 (Upstairs at Library)
Cost: Free
2:00pm – 4:30pm

What story won’t let you sleep until it’s told?

Edwina Shaw is a Brisbane writer of fiction, memoir and screenplays.
Her first book Thrill Seekers (Ransom Publishing UK) was shortlisted for
the 2012 NSW Premier’s Award for New Writing.
Join published author and teacher of writing and yoga, Edwina Shaw,
for a workshop that will get your creative juices flowing and help get that
story out of your head and onto the page.
Through interactive writing activities, Edwina will show you how to use
the techniques of fiction to make your memoir come alive with scenes and
dialogue, and help you develop a structure that will propel your story forward
as a compelling narrative. Whether you want to write a warts and all memoir
or prefer autobiographical fiction, whether you’re a beginner or have been
writing for years, this workshop will be sure to inspire you and provide the
necessary tools to write the stories from your life you need to tell.