Workshops

Self-Publishing 101 Workshop with Darcy Coates
10am – 12pm
Saturday June 4

Bringing Characters to Life Workshop with Kate Forsyth
10am – 12pm
Sunday June 5

$59 + booking fee

Saturday June 4 & Sunday June 5

Both of these intimate, practical and inspiring workshops will take place at our partner venue, Work Collective, a co-working space in Umina Beach.

Workshops

Saturday June 4
10:00am – 12:00pm

Self-Publishing 101 with Darcy Coates

Self-Publishing 101 with Darcy Coates

$59 + booking fee  

A workshop for writers ready to publish their fiction or non-fiction. Learn how to create and sell ebooks, see your paperbacks stocked in bookstores, and produce professional audiobooks. Self-publish as a hobby or as the start of a career. Friendly to every budget and every skill level.

Workshop leader Darcy Coates is the USA Today bestselling author of more than a dozen horror and suspense novels.

Self-Publishing 101 with Darcy Coates

Saturday 4 June
10am – 12pm

Work Collective,

3/322-326 West St

Umina Beach

NSW, 2257

$59 + booking fee (limited capacity)


Sunday June 5
10:00am – 12:00pm

Bringing Characters to Life with Kate Forsyth

Bringing Characters to Life with Kate Forsyth

$59 + booking fee  

Why is it some books you read linger in your heart and mind for the rest of your life, while you have trouble remembering much about another book only a few days later? Is it because some books have characters that seem to leap off the page, vivid and alive? How do we, as writers, create characters that sing and dance and leap? In this practical writing workshop, Kate Forsyth will teach you some of the key techniques for bringing your characters to life.

PLEASE NOTE: THIS WORKSHOP IS NOW SOLD OUT

Bringing Characters to Life with Kate Forsyth

Sunday 5 June
10am – 12pm

Work Collective,

3/322-326 West St

Umina Beach

NSW, 2257

$59 + booking fee (limited capacity)

Workshop Leaders

Self-Publishing 101 with Darcy Coates

Darcy Coates

Darcy Coates is the USA Today bestselling author of more than a dozen horror and suspense novels. She’s passionate about publishing and lives on the Central Coast with her family, her cats, and too many chickens. Darcy’s most recent release is the 2nd in the Gravekeeper series, The Ravenous Dead.

Bringing Characters to Life with Kate Forsyth

Kate Forsyth

Dr Kate Forsyth is an award-winning author, poet, and storyteller. Kate has a Doctorate of Creative Arts in fairy tale studies, and is also an accredited master storyteller with the Australian Guild of Storytellers.

Kate has written fantasy novels and historical fiction such as Bitter Greens, a retelling of ‘Rapunzel’ which won the 2015 American Library Association award for Best Historical Fiction.

Her most recent novel is The Crimson Thread, a reimagining of ‘The Minotaur in the Labyrinth’ myth set in Crete during the Nazi invasion and occupation of World War II.

Support our Festival

As a not-for-profit organisation run with a small team of volunteers, contributions of any size go a long way in enriching the creative culture of our community. The Committee includes local Peninsula residents passionate about bringing the arts to the Coast. We are seeking support from the community to help us create a wonderful and inclusive festival.

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