LITERARY LUNCH AND WORKSHOP
GUEST SPEAKER: Valerie Pybus – Quest for Green Gables.
Most dreamers like surprises and I fit into that niche.
To know that a longed-for destination is within one’s grasp cannot fail to awaken a writer’s juices and lust for life.
The opportunity arose to visit Green Gables on Prince Edward Island. I could have flown straight there, but I wanted to prolong the excitement for as long as possible.
My sixth book is about a once in a lifetime adventure. Come with me through Nevada, bustling New York City and historic Nova Scotia where I saw more kilts than in Scotland, as I achieve my personal childhood ambition.
GUEST SPEAKER: Lynette Silver – Unmasking the Real James Bond.
Lynette Silver’s interest lies in investigating various and little known aspects of Australian history. Since 1985 she has had more than a dozen adult non-fiction books published, ranging from colonial history to the two world wars.
Lynette’s work has been recognised with prestigious awards from the Australian and Malaysian Governments and the Australian Defence Force.
In 2014, she departed from her non-fiction genre to co-author In the Mouth of the Tiger, the subject of her talk. The book is a ‘factionalised’ account of the adventures of a real life MI6 spy, whom she met on Central Railway Station in Sydney in 1996.
WORKSHOP PRESENTER: Margaret Hamilton – Writing Picture Books.
Margaret Hamilton AM has had many years experience in children’s books — as a children’s librarian, bookseller, publisher and a parent. She now runs Pinerolo, the Children’s Book Cottage at Blackheath, the only centre for children’s books in NSW. Her publishing company Margaret Hamilton Books won many awards and had considerable success internationally. The company was dedicated to the philosophy ‘that children have a right to the best of everything, especially books’. As a publisher specialising in children’s picture books, Margaret is experienced in guiding and working with authors through the whole process. She will discuss the steps involved, from idea to finished book and share examples from books she has published. Margaret’s own second picture book was launched in May so she will also speak from personal experience as a published author. Participants should come prepared to share their idea for a new picture book.
The Society of Women Writers NSW welcomes newcomers to our monthly Literary Luncheon on the second Wednesday of each month.
Venue: Dixson Room, Mitchell Library, State Library of NSW
Literary lunch: 12.00 noon
Workshop: $30.00 for members or $35 non-members.
Literary Lunch: $42.00 members or $47.00 non-members.
Bookings by 10am on the Monday prior to each event – text message 0403 177 208 or email: moc.l1496149444iamg@1496149444gniko1496149444obhcn1496149444ulwws1496149444
Details and updates: http://www.womenwritersnsw.org/events/
Media Contact: Yvonne Jarman 0405 470 902 or email moc.l1496149444iamg@1496149444namra1496149444jy1496149444
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BOOKING DEADLINE IS Monday September 12, 2016 before 10am please.