POSTPONED: Bendigo: Writing Personal Essays and Opinion Pieces

A portrait of Roz Bellamy
23 May 2020 - 10:00 to 4:30 PM
Roz Bellamy
Many people use social media to read and share articles that are personal, reflective and opinion-based. Opinion pieces and personal essays require writers to delve into their experiences and share aspects of their lives with readers. We’ll cover creative techniques, structure, ethics, and how to develop your voice and narrative. Our workshop will be friendly, inclusive and engaging, and you will leave with ideas and plans for stories to pitch to editors.

You will learn:

  • Techniques for writing personal essays, opinion pieces and other forms of nonfiction writing

  • How to build confidence in your own voice and opinions

  • The ethics of writing about people in your life

  • How to pitch ideas for personal essays and opinion pieces to editors and particular publications

  • How to build a profile as a freelance nonfiction writer

This workshop is presented in partnership with Kill Your Darlings as part of the KYD Regional Victorian Writers Program

About Roz Bellamy

Roz Bellamy is a freelance writer and the online editor at Archer Magazine. Roz is a contributor to Living and Loving in Diversity (Wakefield Press), Going Postal: More Than ‘Yes’ or ‘No’ (Brow Books) and Growing Up Queer in Australia (Black Inc). Roz has written for The Big Issue, Huffington Post, Junkee, Kill Your Darlings, Meanjin, SBS, The Sydney Morning Herald and Ten Daily. Roz’s writing was shortlisted for the Scribe Nonfiction Prize in 2014 and won the Stonnington Prize for Poetry in 2016.

Bendigo Library
259 Hargreaves St
Bendigo, VIC 3550

Phone: 03 9094 7855
Concession $ 25.00
WV Member/KYD Subscriber $ 30.00
Non-Member $ 35.00

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