Women Writers' Literary Luncheon - Wednesday 10 July, 2019

KEYNOTE SPEAKER - Noelle Janaczewska - Where Do Ideas Come From?

Noelle Janaczewska Where do your ideas come from? That’s the question Noelle is asked most often and sure other writers do too. What sparks the imagination? How do you decide if an idea has weight and staying power? Where do you start? Noelle will address this question by looking at the genesis of three current projects-in-progress: Experiment Street (audio non fiction and poetry), The End of Winter (performance essay) and Devil Girl From Mars — The Play.

Noëlle Janaczewska is a multi-award winning playwright, poet, essayist, and the author of The Book of Thistles (UWA Publishing, 2017). Her work has been widely produced, broadcast and published, and in 2014 she received a Windham Campbell Prize from Yale University. Recent productions include: Yellow Sometimes Blue (The Q/Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre, Sydney, 2018); Seoul City Sue (ABC Radio National, 2018); The Children’s Audio Tour for the National Museum of Australia and the British Museum’s Rome: City and Empire exhibition and the publication of Good With Maps and Teacup in a Storm (Currency Press, 2018). https://noelle-janaczewska.com/about/

MEMBER SPEAKER - Gabrielle Lord - Sisters

Gabrielle Lord Gabrielle Lord, author of 17 adult novels and 21 YA novels will talk about her latest novel Sisters. The conception of this novel happened at least 25 years ago until finally she had the gap between writing commissions that allowed her finally to bring it to birth. A PowerPoint presentation will show the places and characters who helped in creating the authenticity of the setting in Crete. Gabrielle has just sent novel number 18, The New Girl, off to her editor.

WORKSHOP PRESENTER - Gabrielle Lord - History and Forensics in Fiction writing

Gabrielle Lord Gabrielle Lord, is the author of 17 adult novels — two were transformed into movies — Fortress and Whipping Boy — as well as 21 Young Adult books, with the 12 books of the YA Conspiracy 365 series being made into a 12 episode TV series by Circa-Foxtel production for the Family Movie Channel.

Drawing on a wealth of research, her workshop will offer examples of incorporating historical and forensic detail into works of fiction with discussion as to how this can be done.

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