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**BOOKED OUT** *IN-PERSON* Lee Kofman - Introduction to Memoir

**THIS EVENT IS NOW BOOKED OUT, A WAIT LIST IS AVAILABLE**

Writers' Workshop presented by Geelong Regional Libraries.

In this workshop you will learn some of the basics of this popular writing genre: how to find the right theme to focus on, how to structure your life story so that it makes for an engaging reading, how to turn yourself and the people in your life into compelling characters and how to seduce your readers by describing your experiences vividly.

We will also discuss the role of emotional honesty in writing about ourselves.

Please note: Places are extremely limited and there is a $10pp registration fee for this event. If you are unable to attend for any reason please let us know at least 24 hours in advance and we will cancel your place and refund your registration fee. We will send a reminder text for this event the day before the workshop.

Book now to avoid disappointment.

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*IN-PERSON* Neal Drinnan - How People's Stories Become Books

Family Fun Day at Colac Library is part of a week-long program, celebrating the transition of Colac and Apollo Bay Libraries to the Geelong Regional Library Network.

Writing stories, capturing people in books and sharing the experiences of both writer and subject can be thrilling or terrifying. Trauma and triumph have far reaching effects on individuals, often taking years to play out and decades to fully unravel all the ramifications of lived experiences.

Neal Drinnan’s excavation of life’s layers, and his quirky narrative style made The Devil’s Grip a best seller in Western Victoria. Now he’s turned his gaze on one of the Anglican church’s most colourful and controversial figures - Father Peter Macleod-Miller, whose Albury congregation is as rich and colourful as he is. A community whose joyful inclusiveness offers a glimpse into what church-life could be if archaic and patriarchal institutions would loosen the reigns.

Join Neal at this special event - part of our Family Fun Day and Celebration Week - to discover more about the many directions writing can take for both author and subject.

Book to avoid dissapointment

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Venue - Colac Community Library and Learning Centre

Wednesday, 7 July 2021 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm