Australian author to host free Writers Workshop

Burdekin residents yearning to write have the opportunity to take part in a free Writers Workshop hosted by author and investigative journalist Lindsay Simpson.

Library Services Manager John Scott said the workshop, to be held on Monday at Ideas@108 from 9am to midday, was a follow up to the inaugural Ignite Your Mind Readers and Writers Festival.

“This is a fantastic opportunity for our residents to come along and learn from a professional,” he said.

“Lindsay was an investigative journalist at the Sydney Morning Herald and the first female Chief Police reporter.

“She also teaches life writing and has founded two postgraduate writing programs at the University of Tasmania and James Cook University.

“She is the author and co-author of eight books, including Brothers in Arms, Fatal Honeymoon Dive and last year released Where Is Daniel? with Bruce and Denise Morcombe.”

Mr Scott said Ms Simpson would run a workshop titled Research: Where do you start? and include tips from researching historical novels, memoirs and fiction.

“If you are curious about telling your story but think it’s too hard to research then this workshop will be of interest. You do not need to be a writer to benefit from this workshop,” he said.

“This is an opportunity for Burdekin writers and those who want to start their writing journey to attend a workshop by Australian author Lindsay Simpson. Book early to ensure you don’t miss out.”

Bookings are essential as places are limited to 20 for this free activity. Call in to the Burdekin Library or phone 4783 9970 to book.

The Writers Workshop will be held on Monday, July 20, from 9am until midday at Ideas@108, upstairs at the Library.


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