2 x Online Zoom Women Writer's Literary Speakers and Workshop Meetings - June 2020

$10 for SWW Members and $15 for Non Members!
Conducted via Zoom – Meeting details will be sent by email to all who Register

ZOOM Speakers Event - Wednesday 10 June, 2020  AND Workshop Event - Wednesday 17 June, 2020
You MUST BOOK for June 10 and June 17 separately
through trybooking – see links below

Speakers Event - Wednesday 10 June, 2020
$10 for Members and $15 for Non Members

Workshop Event - Wednesday 17 June, 2020
$10 for Members and $15 for Non Members

This will facilitate your joining the Keynote Presentation and subsequent Workshop. On the day of each session you will be emailed and invited to join the meeting.

ZOOM KEYNOTE SPEAKER: 10 June - 1pm to 1.40pm - Diane Armstrong - Turning History into Mystery

Diane ArmstrongDiane Armstrong is a child Holocaust survivor who was born in Poland and arrived in Australia in 1948. She is the bestselling author of six books which have been published in the United States, Canada, UK, Poland and Israel. Her first book, MOSAIC, was a family memoir which was shortlisted for the National Biography Award and the Victorian Premier’s Award for Non Fiction. Amazon listed it among its top ten memoirs. Her second book, The Voyage of their Life, was shortlisted for the NSW Premier’s award for Non Fiction. Winter Journey, her first novel, was shortlisted in the Commonwealth Literary Awards. Her next novel, Nocturne, won the Society of Women Writers’ Biennial Fiction Award in 2008. It was nominated for a major literary award in Poland. Her latest novel, The Collaborator, was published in September last year.
The Collaborator e-Book made number 13 on Amazon a few weeks ago and two weeks ago Diane learned that it was on the bestseller list of USA TODAY. An exciting development is an approach for Russian publishing rights. Diane’s books can be purchased from major bookstores as well as from Amazon. Audio version is also availabl.

ZOOM MEMBER SPEAKER: 12.40pm - Christine Sykes - How The Changing Room Changed My Life

Christine SykesChristine’s debut novel The Changing Room, was inspired by her experience as a volunteer with Dress for Success Sydney, where she provided styling and coaching for women seeking employment. Told through three intertwined stories, the novel finds that empowerment and love can be found in the unlikeliest places.
Christine worked in the community and as a Senior Public servant, including in women’s issues and multicultural affairs, for over 40 years. Her talk will cover the genesis of her novel, how she maintained a writing practice while working and her experience of becoming a novelist and author after retiring.
The Changing Room is available from bookstores and online from Booktopia, Book Depository and Amazon. The eBook is available from Kobo, Apple and Amazon Kindle

BOOK HERE - https://www.trybooking.com/BJSWG

ZOOM WORKSHOP: 17 June - 10am to 11.45am - Roslyn McFarland - Plundering the Past

Roslyn McFarlandWriters often use the past to generate our fiction. Many find powerful narrative threads within the remnants of  personal experience and emotional history. Others explore the dramatic possibilities found in the lives of others. And some do both, blurring the lines between the real and the invented.
This hands-on workshop will offer ways of transforming your memories to re-invigorate your imagination, which can then fuel your fiction in fresh and exciting ways.
Roslyn is a teacher and writer and editor of a range of educational publications, including a series of best-selling HSC English textbooks. She holds an MA in Creative Writing from the University of Technology Sydney (UTS). Her novella, The Privacy of Art, is available as an e-book on all online platforms. All the Lives We’ve Lived, her novel of interconnected stories, was published in 2019 by Ginninderra Press. It is available from online retailers in printed editions as well as in an e-book version.
You can purchase it through Ginninderra Press: https://www.ginninderrapress.com.au
20% discount on all their books until 30th June, 2020. Just enter COVID in the Coupon Box when ordering.

$10 for Members and $15 for Non Members
Please log on to Zoom using instructions provided when you book through trybooking.
BOOK HERE - https://www.trybooking.com/BJSWK

Workshop Co-ordinator: Pippa Kay
Mobile: 0407725747

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