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Are you sick of all the bad news? Hear heart-warming stories of inspirational locals who are making a difference. Hear Jacqui Bennett talk about her passion, Humans in Geelong, which uses the powerful medium of storytelling to create positive social  change. The aim is to inspire, connect and strengthen our community by showcasing stories of cultural diversity, sustainable practices, health and wellness, equity, creativity and opportunities. 

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*IN-PERSON* Fiona Lowe - How to Write a Page Turning Novel

Writers' Workshop presented by Geelong Regional Libraries

Using film clips and hands on exercises, participants will leave with the tools to write or edit their novel so that it's a page turner.

In this half day workshop, we look at story structure — plot, multi-dimensional characters, motivation and conflict — as well as touching on point of view and the importance of ‘ what’s at stake?’.

Please note: Places are extremely limited and there is a $10pp registration fee for this event. If you are unable to attend for any reason please let us know at least 24 hours in advance and we will cancel your place and refund your registration fee. We will send a reminder text for this event the day before the workshop.

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Saturday, 24 July 2021 - 10:30am to 3:30pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

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*ONLINE* Jock Serong - Crafting Gripping Plots

Writers' Workshop presented by Geelong Regional Libraries

Join Jock Serong, the versatile and award-winning author of five novels, in this unique writing course all about plot and structure in novel-length fiction.
Readers have a deep instinct for story, and the inter-related concepts of plot and structure are the cornerstones of good fiction. This workshop is designed to assist you in pinning down the characters and images that demand to be written to a narrative frame. Through a series of insights from your tutor, along with exercises, examples and further reading, this workshop will give you the practical skills you need to craft a tight and engaging structure for your novel.

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Saturday, 28 August 2021 - 10:30am to 3:30pm
Virtual Event