Memoir: A book of your own
Ordinary lives can make gripping stories, if told well. Master the magic of memoir with one of Queensland's most awarded memoirists. Kristina Olsson will help you identify your significant moments and show you how to recount them in the context of your broader life story.
A workshop for intermediate and emerging writers
More information on program formats and level definitions can be found here
About Kristina Olsson
Kristina Olsson is the author of Boy, Lost: A Family Memoir, which won a Queensland Literary Award, a New South Wales Premier's Literary Award and a Western Australian Premier's Book Award. She has also been awarded the national Kibble Prize for women writers. Kristina has worked extensively as a teacher of creative writing and journalism.
Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?
This course is for participants aged 18 years and above. If you are accessing the QWC member tickets you may be asked to show proof of membership.
What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?
Queensland Writers Centre is located on Level 2 of the State Library of Queensland.
There are several parking and transportation options:
- Parking underneath State Library or Queensland Museum costs $16 per entry.
- There is limited street parking available on Merivale Street, Montague Road and Hope Street at an hourly rate.
- A drop-off point is located on the ring road outside SLQ, next to the bus stops.
- The Cultural Precinct BusWay and South Brisbane Train Station are a short walk from State Library.
What can I bring into the event?
You can bring either pen and paper or a laptop along with you to write with. If you do bring a laptop, please remember to bring a power adaptor if necessary.
The venue runs quite a cool air-conditioning system so we advise bringing a jacket, jumper or cardigan with you.
How can I contact the organiser with any questions?
You can contact us by phone on 07 3842 9922 Monday – Friday between 9am and 5pm or email us at: email@example.com
What's the refund policy?
If Queensland Writers Centre cancels an event, we will try to reschedule it for a later date. If we cannot reschedule the event, or if you are unable to attend on the amended date, your payment will be refunded in full.
Except in special circumstances, if you cancel a booking for, or are unable to attend, an event ,workshop, seminar, or course, Queensland Writers Centre cannot provide a refund. You can contact us to discuss your situation on 07 3842 9922 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Queensland Writers Centre
Level 2, State Library of Queensland
South Brisbane, QLD 4101