Canberra Writers Festival
24 August 2019, 9.30 am
National Museum of Australia, Canberra

In the Capital Culture panel some of Canberra’s finest and most creative writers join forces in this irresistible ode to the national capital. Take a wild ride through a place as described by the vivid imaginations of some of this city’s best talents. Capital Culture brings stories not just of politics and power, but of ghosts and murder and mayhem, of humour and irreverence, and the rich underlying lode that makes Canberra such a fascinating city. Featuring Paul Daley, Marion Halligan, Dr Andrew Leigh, Tracey Hawkins, Marg Wade, Nichole Overall and moderator Irma Gold.

For details and bookings visit the Canberra Writers Festival.

And be sure to check out the rest of the program. This year’s festival offers a range of events including exciting panel discussions and in-depth conversations with a great line-up of thinkers and provocateurs.

Picture Book Perfection
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.