Charlotte Wood In Conversation
22 October 2019, 6 pm
Harry Hartog bookstore, ANU, Canberra

Charlotte Wood, author of six novels, including the Stella Prize-winning The Natural Way of Things, will be in conversation with Irma Gold about Charlotte’s latest book, The Weekend. This brilliant new novel was the subject of fierce competition from publishers in the US and the UK, and will see major releases around the world in 2020. Superbly written and excruciatingly funny, it is a celebration of tenderness, friendship and growing old. The event is free but bookings are required for catering purposes.

Picture Book Perfection — SOLD OUT
Saturday 9 November 2019, 10 am – 4 pm
Harry Hartog bookshop, Woden, Canberra

In this ACT Writers Centre workshop you’ll learn everything you wanted to know about writing picture books. As both an author and an editor working in children’s publishing, Irma will give participants an honest and realistic insight into the publishing industry. You’ll discover how to create work that young readers will love, explore and develop new ideas through exercises, and gain tips and techniques on how to hone your manuscript to perfection before submitting to a publisher. You will also come away with the beginnings of a new picture book.

First class. Irma Gold knows her topic from every angle. What a privilege to spend a few hours with her.’
‘Informative, inspiring, professional, stimulating … an excellent workshop. Thank you.’
‘Amazing. Irma answered all my questions; excellent resources and examples.’

For details and bookings visit Eventbrite.