Workshops on festival menu

A bumper menu of workshops is being offered at this year’s Byron Bay Writers Festival.

For emerging and practising writers, the workshops and seminars will feature festival writers and renowned industry practitioners.

There will be 19 workshops to choose from starting on Monday, August 3 and concluding on August 6.

Genres covered include writing for children; the art of character profiling; the complex task of building a biography; feature writing for magazines; historical fiction; creating satire; writing from the heart and many more.

Classes cater for timid, brand new writers, right through to more confident, established practitioners.

Numbers vary from class to class and are strictly limited.

Workshop presenters include Linda Jaivin, David Leser, Mary Moody, Dominic Knight, Mark Dapin and Susan Vatga.

Thursday, August 6 will be all-day seminar titled ‘Nuts and Bolts’.

This will bring together top industry professional bodies such as the Australia Council for the Arts; the Australian Society of Authors; Varuna the Writers House, plus editors, agents and publishers to present the truth about how the business side of writing operates.

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