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Publishing Seminar: The A-Z of Getting Published
Dive into a day-long seminar designed to teach you all that’s involved in getting published, from landing an agent, working with editors, finding a publisher, preparing a book for publication and hitting the publicity trail. Contributors include Random House Publisher Meredith Curnow, Senior Editor at Text publishing Mandy Brett, Director of UWA Publishing Terri-ann White and agent Lyn Tranter.

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WHEN Fri 4 March, 10am-4pm
WHERE Festival Tent
PRICE $72.50 / Friends $64 / Students $55 BOOK NOW
Melina Marchetta - Writing Fiction
‘Show not tell’ is the mantra of all good writers, but it can be hard to do. Melina Marchetta shows you her method, giving examples and asking participants to write short pieces. Select the right words and discover dialogue with more than one purpose.

WHEN Sat 5 March, 10am-1pm
WHERE Fox Theatre
PRICE $62.50 / Friends $55 / Students $51 SOLD OUT
Athony Eaton - Fantastic Ideas
Look at theory and the practical problems of building a fantastic world, with an emphasis on character, avoiding cliché and narrative structure. Anthony Eaton brings his own experience and you have the chance to unpack your own ideas.

WHEN Sat 5 March, 2-5pm
WHERE Fox Theatre
PRICE $62.50 / Friends $55 / Students $51 BOOK NOW
Fiona McGregor - Through the Discomfort Zone
Why do we get stuck? What are we afraid of? How can we overcome obstacles presented by difficult subject matter? This workshop helps you tackle things that make you frightened, uneasy, ashamed or just plain embarrassed.

WHEN Sat 5 March, 10am-1pm
WHERE Arts Lecture Room 4
PRICE $62.50 / Friends $55 / Students $51 BOOK NOW
Ron Elliott - Screenwriting
Stories for page and screen share certain elements, namely character and conflict. Consider how stories can be told using visual means, dialogue, acting and subtext and learn about structuring your writing and using the script format creatively.

WHEN Sat 5 March, 2-5pm
WHERE Arts Lecture Room 4
PRICE $62.50 / Friends $55 / Students $51 BOOK NOW
David Whish-Wilson - Crime Writing
Learn from a master about crime story structure and using multiple points of view. David Whish-Wilson references everything from TV series such as The Wire and Oz to Joseph Conrad’s The Secret Agent and the novels of George Pelecanos.

WHEN Sat 5 March, 10am-1pm
WHERE Arts Lecture Room 5
PRICE $62.50 / Friends $55 / Students $51 BOOK NOW
Jon Bauer - Getting Out of Your Own Way
Sometimes, the problem with writing is the writer. This workshop helps dispense with all the things holding you back – with discussion and writing exercises to help develop self-criticism and a writing process that works for you.

WHEN Sat 5 March, 2-5pm
WHERE Arts Lecture Room 5
PRICE $62.50 / Friends $55 / Students $51 SOLD OUT
Ursula Dubosarsky - Writing for Children
It seems so simple, but writing good quality stories for children is a fine art. After all, those very few words need to be chosen carefully! Let one of Australia’s most successful children’s authors show you how it’s done.

WHEN Sat 5 March, 10am-5pm
WHERE Arts Lecture Room 6
PRICE $62.50 / Friends $55 / Students $51 SOLD OUT
Melanie Ostell - Fiction Workshop
You have a great manuscript, but how do you interest a publisher or agent? Melanie Ostell from UWA Publishing provides comments on your work and marketplace insight. Sign up, then get your synopsis and first chapter to us (by Feb 25) for detailed feedback.

WHEN Sat 5 March, 2-5pm
WHERE Arts Lecture Room 6
PRICE $62.50 / Friends $55 / Students $51 SOLD OUT
Melanie Ostell - Selling the Story (non-fiction)
It’s a great story, but how do you sell the idea to a publisher? Melanie Ostell from UWA Publishing shows how to make an impact with your submission. Sign up and send your proposal and ten pages of writing to us (by Feb 25) for detailed feedback.

WHEN Sun 6 March, 2-5pm
WHERE Arts Lecture Room 4
PRICE $62.50 / Friends $55 / Students $51 SOLD OUT
Maria Tumarkin - Writing Memoir
Good memoir writing does more than retell my story; it gives new voice to all our stories. What is it about my story that means something to other people? What can my story tell us about the human condition? From Didion to Sherborne to Patti Smith...

WHEN Sun 6 March, 10am-1pm
WHERE Arts Lecture Room 5
PRICE $62.50 / Friends $55 / Students $51 SOLD OUT
Sophie Gee - How does Jane Austen do it?
Her books are as fresh and relevant as when first written 200 years ago, but have you thought about what techniques Jane Austen employed to entice and enchant us? Sophie Gee guides us through the layers of her writing.

WHEN Sun 6 March, 2-5pm
WHERE Arts Lecture Room 5
PRICE $62.50 / Friends $55 / Students $51 BOOK NOW
Leah Giarratano - Writing Nasty Villains
Get your dark side onto the page. Clinical psychologist and bestselling crime writer Dr Leah Giarratano takes you inside the mind of a psychopath, exploring the motives, thoughts and desires of the worst predators amongst us.

WHEN Sun 6 March, 10am-1pm
WHERE Arts Lecture Room 6
PRICE $62.50 / Friends $55 / Students $51 BOOK NOW
Carmel Bird - Writing the Story of your Life
Find the best way to put your own life into your own words. Identify your voice, explore your past, sharpen your thoughts and develop your memories in this interactive workshop with writer Carmel Bird.

WHEN Sun 6 March, 2-5pm
WHERE Arts Lecture Room 6
PRICE $62.50 / Friends $55 / Students $51 SOLD OUT
Seeds for Stories - State Library of Western Australia
Find out how to use the rich resources of the State  Library to take your story from an idea to publication. Authors Amanda Curtin and Mark Greenwood share how they have used the library to inspire their published work.

WHEN Sun 13 March, 2-4pm
WHERE State Library of WA
PRICE $22 bookings essential
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