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That's what Writers' Festivals allow us to do; they provide the right environment to get the creative juices flowing to write, listen, learn, share ideas, smile, laugh and have a good time with friends and fellow writers over a fine wine or two. So, why not come down and join us at this ideal location on the beautiful Fleurieu at the Langhorne Creek Writers' Festival.
The Festival will be held at The Winehouse on Wellington Road, Langhorne Creek on Saturday 21st September 2013. Tickets: Bookings are essential. $60.00 includes lunch.
Look out for the fun, entertainment and prizes too, at the Cellar Door Muster. Enjoy the performances of the writing competition winning entries at the Langhorne Creek Cellar Doors on Sunday, 13 October 2013.
The Langhorne Creek Writers' Festival Program:
Three development workshops will be delivered by professional writers Carol Lefevre (Novels, short fiction and non-fiction), Jude Aquilina (Poems, short stories, articles and Professional Writing Lecturer), and Paul Greenway (Novels, travel books, magazines and websites in Australia and Asia, and is now editing a guidebook and photo book he wrote about Bali, Bali and Oates, which is available online).
The objective of the workshops is fostering the writing skills of emerging and developing writers and poets. Participants will create the beginnings of new works as well as gain ideas, skills and information to take away and utilise with their own writing.
SESSION 1: 10.00 AM - 11.00 AM
CAROL LEFEVRE - SHAPING UP: Handling Shape and Structure in the Short Story.
Participants will create the raw material for a story by choosing one of two simple exercises. Once they have the thread of their stories, they will be shown different ways of shaping them. At the end of the session, each participant will each have a new project to follow through at home, as well as firm principles of structure to guide their writing.
Nights in the Asylum by Carol Lefevre
Carol has published two novels, Night is the Asylum, was shortlisted for the Commonwealth Writers' Prize, won the 2008 Nita B. Kibble award for Women Writers and The People's Choice Award.
Carol Lefevre - If You Were Mine
In 2008 If you were mine was published. Carol has published a personal essay in the anthology Family Wanted: adoption stories, edited by Sara Holloway. She is currently a Visiting Research Fellow at the University of Adelaide.
SESSION 2: 11.00 AM - 12.00 AM
JUDE AQUILINA - WRITING POETRY for Pleasure and Publication.
Acclaimed poet, Jude Aquilina will share her skills, stories and tips on writing poetry. Jude describes it more as a fun-shop than a work-shop. It will suit published and unpublished poets, as well as those who are interested to try writing poetry. Participants will gain an understanding of today's poetry, from inspiration to publication, and will leave with some seeds of their own poems created during the workshop.
WomanSpeak by Jude Aquilina & Louis Nicholas
Jude's poems, short stories and articles have been published in Australia and overseas. She has published five collections of poetry, including Knifing the Ice and WomanSpeak.
LUNCH (INCLUDED) 12.00 - 1.00 PM.
SESSION 3: 1.00 PM - 2 PM.
PAUL GREENWAY - Writing and Selling Travel Articles to Magazines and Websites.
Paul will discuss ways participants can earn money from travelling. He will share ways to maximise how to get published by improving your writing, creating a niche, pitching and forwarding the right articles to the right people, and keeping the editors happy.
Paul has many years experience with Lonely Planet and has written and co-written 30 guidebooks to various weird and wonderful places around the world. He has written a trilogy of novels, the first in the series, Bali & Oates, is now available online. He also has wide experience teaching English, Indonesian and tourism in South Australian high schools before moving to Jakarta to train teachers in Indonesia, Vietnam and Malaysia.
Bali & Oates by Paul Greenway.
This, the first writers' festival at Langhorne Creek, and has been funded for 2 years by the Alexandrina Council. It has also been made possible by the very generous support from the following sponsors CPS Credit Union, SA Writers' Centre, Wakefield Press, Ginninderra Press, Midnight Sun Publishing, Lizard Skin Press and Langhorne Creek Grape and Wine.