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Penning Personal Narratives With Edwina Shaw

Calling all novelists! Mackay Writers Group will be hosting a remarkable Memoir Writing Workshop held at the Seabreeze Hotel, Lamberts beach on August 31 and September 1.
Be sure to have your notepads ready as special guest Edwina Shaw shares her tips and tricks on the subject of writing based on her success and experience in the field as an author.
Ms Shaw is a Queensland based writer of fiction, memoir, and screenplays. Her novel, Thrill Seekers was shortlisted for the NSW Premier’s Award for New Writing. Other published works include In the Dark of Night, A Guide Through Grief  and over 40 stories published in Australian and International Journals.
She has been teaching Creative Writing at UQ, for the Queensland Writers Centre, and in the community since 2005. She also runs Relax and Write retreats.
Vice president of Mackay Writers, Paul Vander Loos said the workshop was made possible with an RADF grant from the Mackay Regional Council and the Queensland Government. Author Edwina Shaw will run the weekend.
The workshop will comprise four two-hour sessions spread over the Saturday and the Sunday covering the stories participants want to tell, character and dialogue, developing the story, and finally where and how to submit the finished work.
Mackay Writers acknowledge the Mackay Regional Council and the state government for the grant that made this event possible. The Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) is a partnership between the Queensland Government and Mackay Regional Council to support local arts and culture in regional Queensland.
Registration forms and information is available by emailing Mackay Writers at or by mail at PO Box 1392, Mackay 4740. The group can also be found on Facebook by searching ‘Mackay Writers’.

By Mackay Writers

WHAT: Memoir Writing Workshop With Edwina Shaw
WHERE: Seabreeze Hotel
WHEN: August 31 and September 1

Qld Author, Edwina Shaw will share her knowledge at the upcoming August Memoir writing workshop at Seabreeze Hotel, Mackay
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