Authors from the north coast and the very best teachers of writing are gathering on the weekend of the 17 – 19 May 2019 for the Grassroots Writers’ Weekend at Coffs Harbour Community Village, hosted by Coffs Harbour Writers’ Group.
Starting on Friday afternoon at 3.00 pm and finishing at 4.00 pm on Sunday afternoon, it’s a festival of hands-on ‘doing’ sessions and conversations, available to all ages, from school students to seniors; everyone who loves story telling. The whole weekend of workshops is only $25 with a barbecue and dinner optional paid extras. Participants also have the opportunity to pay $80 to have manuscripts and story pitches assessed (organised beforehand) by well-known literary editor Laurel Cohn.
Registrations at coffsharbourwriters.com or Juliana Garaty on 0404236762.
Closing date 8 May 2019 for bookings. More information on sessions from 0412668315 or 0437221619
There are sessions on memoir and life writing; books for children and young adults; murder mystery and historical fiction; flash fiction, short stories, blogs and competitions; writing craft such as perfecting your dialogue, structure and setting; using humour and imagery; making your characters and their relationships real; and techniques for effectively starting and finishing your manuscript. And there are workshops on editing and the final polish, and how to get published, marketing and social media.