We will have a book stall operating over the weekend and you are invited to sell your books on the stall on Sunday. Once you have registered, you will be contacted with more information about this. In the meantime, make sure you have a supply of your books on hand to sell.
Saturday 10 March 5.30pm
Panel discussion: Diversifying Your Work – Making Your Writing Pay
The Saturday evening panellists, Kathryn Burnett, Whiti Hereaka and Janice Marriott will talk about how they make writing work for them. Their varied writing experiences and writing paths will suggest many possibilities for making your writing pay.
Sunday 11 March 9.30am (Participants choose one workshop)
The Ideas Clinic
Whether you’re looking for a brand new idea or just want to improve your creative problem solving, this fast and furious idea generation workshop will teach you new brainstorming techniques and leave you re-energised and firing.
Creating Natural Dialogue
Sharpen your dialogue skills in this session. Learn tips and tricks to create realistic and distinctive dialogue for your characters.
In a show rather than tell session, Janice will use her own books and experiences to show you how to choose a subject and how to make your writing goal achievable. She will give you plenty of tips and advice, as well as telling you humorous and moving stories to illustrate her points.
Sunday 11 March 11.30am (Participants choose one workshop.)
Turning Your Idea Into Story
So you’ve got a great idea – where do you start to turn it into a story? This dynamic, practical writing workshop will help participants take a germ of an idea and expand it into a basic story structure. Come with pen and paper – and your awesome idea!
New Stories from Old
Walt Disney built an empire telling new stories from old. This workshop will look at various approaches to developing new works from classic fairy tales and myths and explore the advantages and disadvantages of using well-known works for inspiration.
This presentation will empower participants to write their own memoirs, of themselves or of other people. Everyone has stories to tell. The trick is to know how to shape them into a record that gives you and your readers satisfaction. Janice will give examples of how to make recollection come alive. She will include tips about researching, interviewing, and writing. Janice’s presentations aim to entertain as well as inform.
Sunday 11 March 2pm (Participants choose one workshop.)
Smash Your 2018 Writing Goal
A practical and interactive workshop that gives writers the tools to set achievable writing goals and then smash them. You’ll even discover how you can carve out more time to write!
Publisher and Agent Panel
One Tree House and Vicki Marsdon
Panellists will discuss what publishers are looking for; market trends; preparing work for submission; the editing process; preparing work for self-publication; the role of an agent and the dos and don’ts of approaching an agent.