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Local Writers' Word Festival

Woollahra Municipal Council

Saturday, 5 July 2014 from 10:00 am to 4:30 pm (AEST)

Local Writers' Word Festival

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Registration Type Sales End Price * Fee Quantity
General admission (includes lunch) Ended $30.00 $0.00
Library Friends admission (includes lunch) Ended $25.00 $0.00
* Prices include GST

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Local Writers' Word Festival 2014 Program:

10.00am-10.45am Debut Novelists Panel
Hear from three first time novelists as they share their journey to publication. Featuring: Jo Riccioni (The Italians at Cleat's Corner Store), Christine Paice (The Word Ghost) and Luke Carman (An Elegant Young Man).

11.00am-11.45am Memoir Writing
Join memoir scholar and creative writing teacher Beth Yahp (The Crocodile Fury) for an inspiring and practical look at how to bring your own life story to the page.

1pm – 1.45pm  Meet the Author: Fiona McFarlane
Hear from Fiona McFarlane, author of The Night Guest, about her research and writing process and life as a writer.

1.45pm-2.30pm Meet the Publisher: Alice Grundy
Managing Editor of Giramondo Publishing and Editor-in-chief of Literary Magazine Seizure Alice Grundy shares her knowledge on the publishing industry and the Sydney literary community. What do publishers like from an author when pitching or submitting a manuscript? Can a literary agent or proof editor help you prepare for submission? How can you start publishing your work in literary magazines or as a digital imprint or ebook?

3.00pm-4.00pm Showcasing Local Talent
Local Writers Word Festival Writing Competition Judges Giulia Giuffre and Kate Fitzpatrick interview shortlisted entrants in this year's Fiction, Non Fiction and Poetry categories.

4pm Presentation of 2014 Local Writers Word Festival Writing Competition Award

Have questions about Local Writers' Word Festival? Contact Woollahra Municipal Council

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