Literary Events

Workshop - Wednesday 18 August 2021


Time: 10.15 am – 12.00 pm
Cost:  $15 members, $20 non-members

Elisabeth Storrs: The Telling Detail - Transforming Historical Research into Imagery

A passion for history is an essential for an historical novelist however what is infinitely fascinating for the writer might be tedious for a reader. In this workshop, Elisabeth Storrs will provide insights into categorising your research to manage backstory, plot and setting to enable you to identify those ‘telling details’ that give depth to your characters, evoke the senses, and instil a sense of place.
Elisabeth will also conduct writing exercises to assist you to bring immediacy to your writing and avoid ‘history showing through’ to the detriment of pace and narrative flow. Attendees are encouraged to bring a piece of research or an image which has inspired them.
Elisabeth Storrs is the author of the A Tale of Ancient Rome saga, endorsed by international best-selling authors Ursula Le Guin, Ben Kane and Kate Quinn. The third book in the saga, Call to Juno, was an Editor’s Choice and featured on the cover of the Historical Novel Review. Elisabeth’s books have been praised for their vivid and authentic rendering of women’s lives in the ancient world. She is the founder of the Historical Novel Society Australasia which introduced the $100,000 ARA Historical Novel Prize in 2020.

Book and pay:

(a)  Credit card:

(b)  Direct debit:
      The Society of Women Writers NSW Inc
      BSB: 062 018
      Account:  00950433
      Code:  VMW 
      Email Amanda Mark - -
      with your name, receipt number and date of event