This event is part of the 11th Annual Booklovers Festival
Always dreamed of telling your own story? This workshop explores the idea of ‘the self’ as a tool for creating compelling fiction or memoir. It will help you tell your own story for yourself, whether that is to bring closure to the past, capture memories for grandkids or even writing for your own wellbeing. Writer and broadcaster Sian Prior will share the nuts and bolts of structure and plot, and teach you how to bring in the wisdom and emotional heart your story needs.
About the facilitator:
For the last two and half decades Sian has been a writer and broadcaster working in radio, television, print and online. She has been a presenter on ABC Radio National, ABC Classic FM and ABC Melbourne and has written regularly for Fairfax Media. In May 2014 her first book, ‘Shy: a memoir’, was published by Text Publishing. In 2015 she completed a PhD in Creative Writing at RMIT University, where she has taught creative writing for over a decade. Sian is also an event host and public speaker, and a musician and recording artist (singer and clarinettist). She was the founding director of the Victorian Trade Union Choir, and she is a graduate of the Opera Studio at the Victorian College of the Arts. She currently sings with Cantabile Chamber Choir and the Westgarth Ensemble.