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Author Melaina Faranda will make a return visit to the Whitsunday Regional Libraries to conduct three writers’ workshops on Tuesday 21 and Wednesday 22 June.
Mayor Andrew Willcox said that Melaina Faranda is an acclaimed author of 35 young adult and children’s books and conducts creative writing workshops and masterclasses across Australia.
“We welcome Melaina back to the Whitsunday Region to deliver three workshops which are suitable for beginners and experienced writers,” Cr Willcox said.
“This is fantastic opportunity for our local budding writers to learn valuable skills from an accomplished author,” he said.
There will be three workshops on offer – Unleash Your Creativity; Making it Good Enough to Publish and Creating Compelling Characters.
Unleash your Creativity is a fun, energetic workshop that provides a variety of powerful tools, techniques and exercises for writers to unleash their unique creative ability and to overcome blocks and limitations. Writers will learn techniques to help them discover a more powerful writing voice.
Making it Good enough to Publish focuses on self-editing techniques that will improve writing and allow the writer to refine their stories. The benefit of Melaina’s many years’ experience working with over twenty editors will enable you to take shortcuts, avoid common literary pitfalls and save years of hard work in becoming published.
Creating Compelling Characters looks at creating characters from cardboard cut-out figures into believable authentic individuals. Learn techniques, and tools for discovering more about a characters’ uniqueness – their qualities, prior experiences, possessions, and preferences.
Bookings are essential and participants are asked to bring pen and paper. The following workshops will be held:
Tuesday 21nd June
Unleash your Creativity - Collinsville Library (held at Community Centre) - 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Making it Good Enough to Publish – Bowen Library - 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm
Wednesday 22nd June
Creating Compelling Characters – Proserpine Library - 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Unleash your Creativity – Cannonvale Library - 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm
To make a booking or for more information please contact:
Bowen Library: 4761 3670Cannonvale Library: 4946 1366Collinsville Library: 4785 5100Proserpine Library: 4945 0275