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Publishing Options -- 16 April 2018

Busybird Publishing

Monday, 16 April 2018 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm (AEST)

Publishing Options -- 16 April 2018

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Got your book ready to publish, but not sure how to take the next step, or simply want to explore all the options?
Come along for our publishing options session to hear all of the publishing options available to you. We set out to demystify the publishing industry and give you the knowledge you need to get your book out there. Whether you're wanting to find a traditional publisher, or self-publish, this session will arm you with the knowledge to make informed choices.
The two hour session is guided by publishing guru Blaise van Hecke.

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Blaise van Hecke spent much of her childhood on a commune on the south NSW coast and remembers the magic of childhood with vividness. She went from bare feet to wearing a uniform and learned to live with rigid routines at an all-girl boarding school in Melbourne where she learned to be a ‘young lady’.

Books and storytelling have always been at the heart of everything. Blaise now helps other writers to find their voice through coaching and publishing at Busybird Publishing. She runs various workshops for Busybird about writing, editing, and publishing, and is popularly in demand for talks about publishing in general. 

Blaise’s story ‘Eleventh Summer’ came second place in the biennial short story competition with the Society of Women Writers (Vic) in 2007, which has since been published in the anthology, Mud Puddles, and the anthology, Thirteen Stories. Other stories have been published in Blue Crow Magazine, 21D MagazineFellowship of Australian Writer’s, and [untitled].

Blaise is also author of The Book Book: 12 Steps to Successful Publishing and co-author of Self-Made: Real Australian Business Stories, and contributor to the health conscious series Healthy Body and Healthy Mind. She is now working on her first fiction novel, ‘The Colours of Ash’ and a collection of short stories as memoir about her childhood, called The Road to Tralfamadore is Bathed in River Water (due for release August 2018). 

Blaise runs Busybird Publishing with her husband, Kev, in the leafy suburb of Montmorency (Melbourne) where they have formed a creative hub for writers and artists through workshops, mentorship, publishing services and open mic nights. To date they have nurtured over 300 books into the world. Blaise is an enthusiastic advocate for writing and the arts, as president for the Society Women Writers’ Victoria and a Pinpoint Ambassador for literature with Banyule Council, and a member of the Nillumbik Arts Advisory Committee.


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Busybird Publishing Studio Gallery
2/118 Para Road
Melbourne, Victoria 3094

Monday, 16 April 2018 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm (AEST)

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Busybird Publishing

Busybird Publishing is a studio gallery that provides publishing services to help people get their story out into the world: writing, editing, proofreading, illustration, photography and book design, as well as workshops to help move the project into being.

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