Online Writing Memoir with Joanne van Os
In light of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, we are now offering this workshop online. The date has been confirmed as 18 April and will be offered via our online video link service called Zoom. This is a great opportunity to get the best out of writing your memoir in these times of isolation!
Every life has its stories. A memoir can cover a person’s whole life, or just a small section, and it can be about yourself, or someone else, but is usually from a personal perspective. It’s a genre that’s growing in popularity, with readers enjoying stories of ordinary people’s extraordinary lives. In this workshop Jo will seek to inspire, instruct and help you get started. For anyone who’s ever thought about writing a memoir.
Joanne van Os’ first book was best-selling memoir Outback Heart (Penguin), published in 2005 it tells the story of life with her first husband, the ‘Real Crocodile Dundee’ Rod Ansell, mustering wild cattle and buffalo and living a 19th century lifestyle in remote parts of the Northern Territory, and his tragic end in 1999. Children’s novels followed: Brumby Plains, Castaway, and The Secret of the Lonely Isles (shortlisted for the 2012 Territory Read awards). Her first general fiction novel, Ronan’s Echo, about the battle of Fromelles in WWI and the excavation of buried soldiers in 2010, was published in 2014. She is currently working on a new book.
What will I need to participate online?
As with our regular workshops, participants can expect to receive high quality teaching and plenty of opportunity for interaction and discussion.
You will need:
Saturday, April 18th
10am – 1pm
$80/$50 NTWC members