Writing for Seniors

Classes, Lessons, Workshops and Talks

16 Apr 2021 Once Only Event

Elizabeth Jolly, Kit de Waal, Raymond Chandler, Annie Proulx, Frank McCourt, Vicki Laveau-Harvie. What do these writers have in common? They were all over 50 before they had their first book published.

This interactive workshop by Julie Keys is for the mature aged writer who wants to flex their imagination and their writing muscles. It will explore what it is to be a writer, how we harness our ideas and experiences and how to get words on the page despite our self-doubts and barriers.

Julie Keys is the South Coast Writers Centre Writer-in-Residence for 2021. She has worked as a tutor, a registered nurse, a youth worker and as a clinical trials coordinator. Julie’s debut novel The Artist’s Portrait was shortlisted for The Richell Prize then published by Hachette in 2019 when she was 57. Her short stories have been published across a range of Australian journals, and she has a PhD in creative arts at the University of Wollongong.

Each year, Wollongong City Council holds a week-long program of events and workshops as part of NSW Seniors Festival. NSW Seniors Festival is the largest festival for seniors in the Southern Hemisphere. Presented by the Department of Communities & Justice, NSW Seniors Festival is designed to celebrate the role seniors play and the contributions they make to the NSW community.

Rates

From AU$25.00

Event Dates

Once Only Event

16 Apr 2021

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