Upcoming Events

Jan
31
Fri
The M Word with Dr Ginni Mansberg @ Avid Reader Bookstore
Jan 31 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join me in discussion with Dr Ginni Mansberg as she explores the issues around menopause: symptoms, options, treatments, remedies, expectations and choices.

Feb
3
Mon
JP Pomare – In the Clearing @ Avid Reader Bookstore
Feb 3 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join me in conversation with JP Pomare about his much anticipated new novel In the Clearing.

Feb
20
Thu
Sundowner of the Skies by Mary Garden @ Avid Reader Bookstore
Feb 20 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join me in discussion with Mary Garden about her book Sundowner of the Skies: The story of Oscar Garden, the Forgotten Aviator.

Apr
20
Mon
Writing War with Nigel Featherstone @ Avid Reader Bookstore
Apr 20 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Writing War will be a fantastic panel on writing historical war stories linked to contemporary themes. Join me in discussion with Nigel Featherstone, Simon Cleary and Melanie Myers for their unique perspectives on the legacy of war.

May
24
Sun
Finding Your Character’s Voice: Workshop @ Avid Reader @ Avid Reader Bookstore
May 24 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Join me for an informative and fun workshop about characterisation: a mix of writing exercises, examples and discussion, with plenty of handouts and take-home information.

This workshop will focus on:

* characterisation and how it is related to plot, setting and themes
* how to build resilient characters
* how to use dialogue, movement, behaviour, backstory and childhood memories to build believable characters
* love, lies and loss
* how to evoke emotion in your reader