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Write your Life Story or Family History

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Redland City Lions Club

122 Shore Street North

Cleveland, QLD 4163

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Learn how to write and publish your own life story or family history.

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Share Your Story is a profit for purpose consultancy for aspiring authors.

People choose to write about their lives for a variety of reasons, including a desire to leave a memoir for their children and future generations, to create a record for themselves so they can be reminded of their youthful adventures when they're old and forgetful, and to offer something of value to the rest of the world. Writing a memoir is a very personal experience, but if you're willing to share your life story, it can be incredibly rewarding.

Join Founder of Share Your Story, Michelle Worthington, in this introductory and practical workshop on best practice for not only getting the story out of your head and onto paper, but your options for sharing it with your family or the rest of the world.

Places are limited to 10 attendees to allow adequate time for personalised instruction and question time.

Bookings Essential. Pen and Paper provided. Please bring your story ideas.

Drinks and Morning Tea will be provided.

A portion from the price of your workshop fee will be donated by Share Your Story Australia to enable a Dalit girl or young woman aged between 13 to 19 years old access to literacy education. These girls, who come from the poorest families, have been taken out of the education system to help work on the land, or in other ways earn money for their family. This will enhance their lives through teaching them to read and write. Thank you for your support.

Speaker Bio:

Michelle Worthington

She is a real-life book fairy. Michelle Worthington's magic powers include turning coffee into award-winning picture books published all over the world. Blessed with an overactive imagination, she has been writing poetry and stories from a very early age and now credits her three sons with giving her a continued endless source of inspiration for her writing, as well as her wrinkles and high blood pressure.

Born and bred in Brisbane, she is proud to write books that Australian kids can see their lives mirrored in and children all over the world can lose themselves in. Her picture book, Yellow Dress Day, was featured on ABC Kids Play School, which was a highlight in her career, as like most Aussie kids, she grew up watching the program.

As Founder of Share Your Story Australia, she waves her wand to coach aspiring authors and illustrators achieve their dreams of publication. Whether she's a book fairy, a mermaid, a pirate or an elf, Michelle celebrates the power of words. Her goal is to make readers fall in love with books, the most magical gift of all.

Awards:

Two-time winner of the International Book Award for Children's Hardcover Fiction

Finalist in the USA Best Book Awards

Gellett Burgess Award for Children's Literature

Silver Moonbeam Award for her contribution to celebrating diversity in Picture Books

Listed twice on the 2018 CBCA Picture Book of the Year award Notables list

Shortlisted for the 2018 Speech Pathology Awards

Highly Commended in the Society of Women's Writers NSW Book Awards Hilarie Lindsay Children's Book section

Winner of the 2018 AusMumpreneur Gold Award for Business Excellence

Winner of the 2018 Redlands BaR Awards for best Business Start Up

Shortlisted for the 2019 Speech Pathology Awards

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