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Speaking about Writing



Kelly Gardiner




One thing they never tell you: writers are performers. Bookshop and library events, writers festivals, school visits, genre celebrations – they’re part of a writing life, and a great way to connect with readers and our writing community. But doing it well is a skill, like any other, that you can learn, no matter how shy or inarticulate or reluctant you may feel. This workshop is designed to give those skills and your confidence a boost.
Portrait of Kelly Gardiner


You can find details of how Covid-19 restrictions will affect the workshop here: https://writersvictoria.org.au/about-us/covid-19-information/. You are encouraged to wear a mask in the workshop space. The Wheeler Centre’s policy is that close contacts should not attend the building. If you are a close contact of somebody with Covid-19, or have Covid-19 symptoms yourself, please do not attend; please contact [email protected] to arrange a refund in this situation.

You Will Learn:

  • How to prepare to be interviewed
  • Tips for explaining your work and yourself
  • How to practice and perform as a writer
  • How to moderate an author panel
  • To prepare and perform as a moderator/chair.

About the Tutor:

Kelly Gardiner’s latest series is The Firewatcher Chronicles. Her other books include 1917: Australia’s Great War; Act of Faith and The Sultan’s Eyes, both shortlisted for the NSW Premier’s Literary Awards; and Goddess, a novel based on the life of the sword-fighting opera star, Mademoiselle de Maupin, which is being adapted for the screen. She has appeared at countless writing events and festivals, hosted podcasts and chaired author panels at festivals for many years.

Not a Member?

Members of Writers Victoria receive up to 37% off the full price of our workshops, seminars and courses. In addition, members have access to a range of other discounts and opportunities and receive a subscription to 'The Victorian Writer' magazine. Memberships start from just $50. Find out more about becoming a member here.

Book early to access our early bird prices! These expire 9 days before the course begins. Please keep in mind that our workshops require a minimum number of participants to run, so booking early also helps ensure that a workshop will go ahead. 

Cancellation Policy


The Wheeler Centre
176 Little Lonsdale Street
Victoria 3000 Australia


Phone: (03) 9917 8463
Email: [email protected]

Registration for this event ended on 08 September 2023 - 4:00
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