Category: Workshop

Festival Workshops Announced

Marion Roubos-Bennett, Festival Director, Events and Program Coordinator today released details of the great line up of workshops that will be available to those lucky enough to secure seats. Only 20 places are available at each workshop,

Full details of these Workshops are available on our website.

Holders of Platinum Early Bird Tickets will be the first with an opportunity to book these workshops, and for them the Workshops are Free (normally $22).

Chris Andrews is presenting two workshops at the 2016 Festival.
Foundations of story and structure, covering how readers engage with story through character and structure ― without both, a story will fall apart.
Creating Compelling Characters, giving you the essential hands-on toolkit to ensure your readers care about what happens to your characters, even the ones they hate.

Pippa Carron is presenting two workshops

From getting started to getting published, a go-to-whoa workshop will begin with techniques to overcome writers block and describe how to set up essential writing support systems

Self Editing for fiction and non-fiction writing. Your writing will benefit from an in-depth understanding of what it is that editors do.

Rae-LuckieDr Rae Luckie is also presenting a workshop Writing Life Stories – Memories of Place at the Festival. While we focus on character and events in life story writing, place is sometimes neglected. Place is not just a physical location—places are imbued with memories.

An Introduction to Researching and Writing Your Family History

An Introduction to Researching and Writing Your Family History

Final Batemans Bay Library Hanging Rock PlaceAt the Batemans Bay Library, Hanging Rock Place.

Researching your family history can bring to light many unknown gems which can further inspire your writing. Learn how to utilise the extensive services and resources at your local community library and online.

Date:Tuesday 7 June 2016 SOLD OUT

Additional Workshop now available on 14 June 2016, same place and time

Time:1 pm to 4.15 pm

Venue:Batemans Bay Library, Hanging Rock Place

Cost:$20, includes refreshments

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Presenter: Dr Rae Luckie

Workshop places are limited; please book early. IF YOU MISS OUT please note further workshops may be arranged (most likely 14 June) if there is interest. You can express your interest by Clicking Here and letting us know 🙂 

Topics include:

• Where do I begin?
• Researching family history
• Organising information
• Using photographs
• Writing tips: Bringing your family history to life
• About publishing
• Delights, perils and pitfalls  whose story?

Participants, please bring:

• Writing paper, pens and a photo of ancestors about whom you would like to write 


Participants will

• gain strategies to research and write their family history
• be provided with handouts of resources to continue their research and writing
• have the opportunity to explore a variety of family histories
• learn of the resources available at local libraries and online

Thanks to:

Rae Luckie, Workshop Presenter, Luckie Consulting Services

Jodee Burnett, Librarian, Batemans Bay Library

Marion Roubos-Bennett, Director, Batemans Bay Writers and Readers Festival

Workshops supported by Eurobodalla Council Libraries