We would like to invite you to the 2019 Grassroots Writers’ Weekend hosted by Coffs Harbour Writers’ Group at the Coffs Harbour Community Village from the 17 to 19 May 2019. It is a fabulous weekend of hands-on, practical workshops held each year in our region. Starting on Friday afternoon and finishing on Sunday afternoon, the ‘doing’ sessions and conversations are available to everyone from school students to seniors, everyone who loves storytelling. Places are limited so please make your bookings early.
The aim of this weekend is to provide affordable, practical workshops for the beginning, the aspiring, and the published writer. It’s only $25 for the whole weekend with a barbecue and dinner optional paid extras.
There are sessions on memoir and life writing; writing for children and young adults; murder mystery and historical fiction; flash fiction, short stories, blogs and competitions; writing craft such as perfecting your dialogue, structure and setting; using humour and imagery; making your characters and their relationships real; and techniques for effectively starting and finishing your manuscript (plans of actions and review). And there are sessions on editing and the final polish and how to get published, marketing and social media.
When: Friday 17 May 2019 (3.00 pm) to Sunday 19 May 2019 (4.00 pm)
Where: Coffs Harbour Community Village, Earl Street, Coffs Harbour (off Harbour Drive near skate park)
Weekend of Workshops: $25
Friday night Barbecue: $25 Chill Out Café, Coffs Harbour Community Village (Partners welcome)
Saturday night Dinner: $35 Park Beach Surf Club (Partners welcome)
Manuscript appraisals: Dr Laurel Cohn $80. Payments on day to Laurel. Manuscript sample (synopsis and first 4000 words) submitted by 8 May 2019 and 30 minute consultations with Laurel on Sunday 19 May 2019. Please see requirements.
How to book your ticket: Contact Julianna Garaty on 0404236762 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Paying for the weekend of workshops and optional barbecue and dinner: Indicate your preferred method of payment in your email or phone contact with Julianna.
Direct credit can be made to our bank account:
Coffs Harbour Writers’ Group Inc
Account no: 46423
Note: Make sure your name is in the required field
Registrations required by 8 May 2019
More information on the sessions: 0412668315 or 0437221619
Choosing your workshops: There is a full selection of workshops for the beginning and experienced writer. Please choose your workshops by consulting the program and noting to Julianna with your payment so that we can accommodate your first choices.
Accommodation: There is a range of accommodation on the Coffs coast to suit all budgets and special needs. See www.coffscoast.com.au
Please note: The program is subject to changes beyond our control.
Manuscript appraisals Dr Laurel Cohn $80
Feel free to join the Grassroots Writers Weekend Facebook Group, go to: Grassoots Writers’ Weekend on Facebook