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Crafting a Non-Fiction Book Proposal

You have a great idea for a non-fiction book. You may even have written a first draft. How do you persuade a commercial publisher to help you find the readers your book deserves? In this one-day workshop Dr Sian Prior (‘Childless: a story of freedom and longing’) will show you how to put together an enticing Book Proposal, complete with cover letter, author bio, synopsis, chapter outline and sample chapters.  


  • When: Sunday 22 October 2023, 10am-4pm
  • Where: The Wheeler Centre, 176 Little Lonsdale St, Melbourne
  • With: Sian Prior

About the Tutor

A Portrait of Sian Prior.

Dr Sian Prior has been a writer and broadcaster for 30 years. She has been published in newspapers, magazines and literary journals. Sian teaches non-fiction at RMIT and runs online courses in creative non fiction. She has published two memoirs; Shy: A Memoir (2014) and Childless: A Story of Freedom and Longing (2022). 

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