Writing a Non-Boring Family History (Yarram)

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A portrait of hazel Edwards

Hazel Edwards
14 June 2017 - 10:00 to 3:00 PM
Hazel Edwards
Learn how to master family history writing, one of the biggest hobbies worldwide.

Most genealogy books and sites show how to research your family. TV programs like 'Who Do You Think You Are?' glamorise family history sleuthing. But crafting your findings into a format others will want to read is the real challenge.

Why are you writing it? Who is your prospective reader? How can you craft the facts for them to access easily? This workshop is relevant for those writing autobiographies, memoirs and family history.

Presented in partnership with Regional Arts Victoria and Wellington Shire Council.

You will learn

  • researching and interviewing skills
  • how to organise your material
  • how to structure a book 
  • how to make it interesting for the reader
  • what your formatting and publishing options are
  • how to handle family secrets
  • editing and proofreading skills
  • how to write using all your senses and perspectives
  • some ideas for launching and marketing your history

About Hazel Edwards

Hazel Edwards is best known for ‘There’s a Hippopotamus on our Roof Eating Cake’ which toured as a musical in 2016. Hazel has also written junior histories and her memoir, ‘Not Just a Piece of Cake; Being an Author’ shares the workstyle behind her over 200 books. The co-written ‘Hijabi Girl’ is her latest junior fiction.

Yarram Library
156 Grant St, Yarram
Sale, VIC 3971

Phone: 03 9094 7840
Registration fee
Concession Member $ 70.00
Member $ 80.00
Non-Member $ 130.00

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