An Online Zoom Women Writer's Literary Speaker, an AGM and Workshop Meeting - August 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 Speaker Event and AGM - Wednesday 12 August, 2020  AND Workshop Event - Wednesday 19 August, 2020
You MUST BOOK for August 12 and August 19 separately
through trybooking – see links below

Speakers Event - Wednesday 12 August, 2020
$10 for Members and $15 for Non Members

Workshop Event - Wednesday 19 August, 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.

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 12 AUGUST Virtual Meeting - 1.20pm
Election of Office Bearers and Committee Members.
Completed nomination form must be received no later than 31 July 2019. Click HERE for Nomination Form
Please return to: Hon. Secretary, the Society of Women Writers NSW Inc. GPO Box 1388. SYDNEY NSW 2001.
Or email to:
Have you considered nominating for Committee?
The next few years will be exciting ones for the Society of Women Writers NSW with a focus on growing our membership, providing interesting and varied speakers and workshops, and working towards our centenary.
Our members are a diverse group with a wide-range of ideas and skills. Your contribution will be welcomed.

ZOOM KEYNOTE SPEAKER: 12 August - 12.40pm to 1.20pm - Libby Hathorn & Lisa Hathorn - Is it Really Possible to Create a Book Together?

Libby Hathorn Seasoned children’s writer Libby, and former exec online producer for Chanel 7, Lisa, talk about joining forces to create a book about a familiar family scenario! A recalcitrant child says one to many ‘no-nevers’ and gets her comeuppance. The co-creators go through the process of story-making, choosing a publisher, agreeing on suitable artwork, agonising over the roughs, watching the work evolve from afar, right up to pages. And beyond. Animation? Sequel? No Never! a cautionary tale (Hachette, 2020) by Lisa Hathorn Jarman and Libby Hathorn.
Libby Hathorn is an award winning author of more than eighty books for children and young people. Translated into several languages and adapted for stage and screen, her work has won Honours in Australia, United States, Great Britain and Holland. She wrote Way Home illustrated by Greg Rogers which won the Kate Greenaway Award UK; her first YA novel Thunderwith was made a movie by Hallmark Hall of Fame; and her opera libretto Grandma’s Shoes (composer Graeme Koehne) won her an AWGIE for the libretto. She is currently working with Elena Katz Chernin on an opera for children based on her book Outside. Her national awards and honours include a Centenary Medal for work in children’s literature; the Alice Award for a woman writer ‘who has made a
distinguished and long-term contribution to Australian literature,’ 2014; and the Asher Literary Award, 2017, a peace prize for A Soldier a Dog and a Boy. Website


ZOOM WORKSHOP: 19 August - 10am to 11.45am - Narelle M Harris: Thinning the Plot – Crime Writing Tutorial
Narelle M Harris We all admire a tricky crime plot, but the mystery that is revealed to the reader in stages is, generally speaking, already known to the writer – who has to know what happened in order to seed clues and misdirection for the detective and the reader. This can be especially challenging when writing crime stories for detectives who specialise in the peculiar, such as Sherlock Holmes. In Thinning the Plot, Narrelle M Harris steps through one method of devising a crime and then working backwards, deconstructing and ‘thinning out’ the events to determine how the crime was done, so that the appropriate clues can be left.
Narrelle M Harris writes crime, horror, fantasy, romance and erotica. Her 30+ novels and short stories have been published in Australia, US and the UK. Narrelle, who taught English overseas and has dabbled in theatre, is an experienced public speaker, delivering talks and workshops for libraries, festivals and writing groups throughout the year. Her work includes vampire novels, erotic spy adventures, paranormal thrillers, het/queer romance, traditional Holmesian mysteries, and Holmes/Watson romances The Adventure of the Colonial Boy (2016) and A Dream to Build a Kiss On (2018). Spec-fic het romance, Grounded, the Scar Tissue and Other Stories collection, and rock ‘n roll urban fantasy adventure, Kitty and Cadaver, all came out in 2019.
Award nominations include Fly By Night (Ned Kelly Awards), Witch Honour and Witch Faith (short-listed for the George Turner Prize), and Walking Shadows (Chronos Awards; Davitt Awards). Her ghost/crime story Jane won the Athenaeum Library’s “Body in the Library” prize at the 2017 Scarlet Stiletto Awards. In 2020, Scar Tissue and Other Stories was nominated for the 2019 Aurealis Awards for Best Collection. For Patreon, Narrelle writes the Duo Ex Machina M/M romance crime series. The fifth novella, Little Star is being serialised in 2020.

$10 for Members and $15 for Non Members
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Workshop Co-ordinator: Pippa Kay
Mobile: 0407725747

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