Writing Up Stream

Panel: Inside Publishing
10am – 11am

Workshop: How to Edit Your Work with Ellen O’Brien
12pm – 2pm

Workshop: Novel Recipe with Eleanor Limprecht
3pm – 5pm

Saturday June 3
Jasmine Greens Kiosk

Saturday June 3

A Day of Professional Development in Partnership with Faber Academy and Writing NSW. All held at Jasmine Greens Kiosk, a vibrant space in the leafy Peninsula Recreation Precinct.

Purchase 2 or more of these 3 Writing Up Stream events and receive a 15% discount.

Program

Saturday June 3
10:00am – 11:00am

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Panel: Inside Publishing

With Nerrilee Weir, Vanessa Radnidge. Moderated by Jane McCredie
$10 + booking fee  

What does it take to be a published author? Industry insiders share their tips on how aspiring writers can get their work published and what really goes into making a book. Vanessa Radnidge (Head of Literary and Narrative Non Fiction, Hachette) and Nerrilee Weir (rights expert, Bold Type Agency) talk to Writing NSW CEO Jane McCredie about the ins and outs of the publishing process. Presented by Writing NSW.

Please note: due to illness Catherine Milne can no longer join this panel. 

Purchase 2 or more of these 3 Writing Up Stream events and receive a 15% discount.

Inside Publishing

Saturday 3 June
10am – 11am

Jasmine Green’s Park Kiosk

Peninsula Recreation Precinct, Sydney Ave
Umina Beach NSW 2257

$10 + booking fee (discount if you purchase 2 or more)


Saturday June 3
12:00pm – 2:00pm

Ellen O'Brien

Workshop: How to Edit Your Work with Ellen O’Brien

THIS EVENT IS FULLY BOOKED

$59 + booking fee (limited capacity)

In this two-hour workshop, Faber Writing Academy at Allen & Unwin’s Editor-in-Residence Ellen O’Brien will take you through the ins and outs of the editing process, offering insights into how to produce concise and compelling writing. Ellen will use grounded examples to cover topics such as reading work from an editor’s point-of-view, navigating the different stages of the editorial process, and incorporating editorial feedback into your work. This workshop is ideally suited to writers who are interested in improving their editing skills, whether to apply to their own writing or to others’ work.

Purchase 2 or more of these 3 Writing Up Stream events and receive a 15% discount.

How to Edit Your Work with Ellen O’Brien

Saturday 3 June
12pm – 2pm

Jasmine Green’s Park Kiosk
Peninsula Recreation Precinct, Sydney Ave,
Umina Beach NSW 2257
$59 + booking fee (limited capacity)


Saturday June 3
3:00pm – 5:00pm

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Workshop: Novel Recipe with Eleanor Limprecht

THIS EVENT IS FULLY BOOKED

$59 + booking fee (limited capacity)

Have you always wanted to write a novel but struggled to find a process? The best novels, like the best recipes, combine individual elements for depth and complexity. In this workshop, we will look at some of the ingredients of exemplary novels and do a series of generative exercises which will help you discover the recipe for the novel which only you can write.

Purchase 2 or more of these 3 Writing Up Stream events and receive a 15% discount.

Novel Recipe with Eleanor Limprecht

Saturday 3 June
3pm – 5pm

Jasmine Green’s Park Kiosk
Peninsula Recreation Precinct, Sydney Ave,
Umina Beach NSW 2257
$59 + booking fee (limited capacity)

Speakers

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Catherine Milne

Catherine Milne has worked in publishing for many years, including with Penguin Books, Allen & Unwin, and since 2012, with HarperCollins, where she is now Head of Fiction.  Her list encompasses literary and crossover fiction and narrative non-fiction, and is eclectic, award-winning and bestselling. Some highlights include Julia Baird’s Phosphorescence, Trent Dalton’s Boy Swallows Universe, Holly Ringland’s The Lost Flowers of Alice Hart, Stan Grant’s Talking to My Country, Mark Mordue’s Boy on Fire, Rick Morton’s My Year of Living Vulnerably and Meg Mason’s Sorrow and Bliss.

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Nerrilee Weir

Nerrilee Weir is an industry leader in selling rights, having securing thousands of rights deals over 25 years in the publishing industry.  Nerrilee is a Director at Bold Type Agency (with business partner, Fiona Henderson), a boutique rights agency representing rights in all markets on behalf of Australian literary agents and publishers.

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Jane McCredie

Jane McCredie is an award-winning writer and journalist. She is the author of Making Girls and Boys: Inside the science of sex and a former editor of The Best Australian Science Writing. Jane is the founder and director of the Quantum Words Festival of writing about science (Sydney, Perth) and is currently CEO of Writing NSW and senior judge for the NSW Premier’s Literary Awards.

Ellen O'Brien

Ellen O’Brien

Ellen is a Guringai (Garigal/Walkeloa) writer and editor living on Bidjigal land. Ellen is the Editor-in-Residence at the Faber Writing Academy at Allen & Unwin, and the Program Officer for The Writing Zone at Western Sydney University.

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Eleanor Limprecht

Eleanor Limprecht is the author of four novels: The Coast, The Passengers, Long Bay and What Was Left. Her short fiction and essays have been published various places including Best Australian Stories, Meanjin, The Saturday Pater, Griffith Review, Kill Your Darlings and The Big Issue. She has been shortlisted for the ALS Gold Medal and was the recipient of the Australian Society of Authors Blake-Beckett Trust Scholarship. Eleanor has a Doctorate of Creative Arts from UTS and is the chair of the Board of Directors at Writing NSW.

Partners

Faber Academy

Faber Writing Academy at Allen & Unwin hosts an exciting annual program of writing courses and editorial services designed by Australia’s leading writing and publishing professionals. Faber Academy was established by iconic London publishing house Faber & Faber to provide high quality, practical creative writing courses that draw participants into the very centre of the book publishing world. Since 2010, Australia’s leading independent publisher Allen & Unwin has partnered with Faber and Faber to present the Faber Writing Academy. Our writing courses are devised and run by leading figures in contemporary publishing, including award-winning authors and publishers and literary agents working at the highest level in the industry.

Writing NSW

Writing NSW is the state’s leading provider of services to writers, including courses, seminars and workshops, writing groups, festivals and events, grants and prizes, and information and advice. A not-for-profit organisation formerly known as the NSW Writers’ Centre, we have been providing quality support to the writers of our state since 1991.

Jasmine Greens

Located in a serene park setting, Jasmine Greens is a relaxing dining destination boasting a take-away kiosk and party venue. We use the very best ingredients with a strong focus on using locally sourced, chemical free & free-range ingredients. We’re the perfect destination for a convivial meal with family and friends. Our venue is available to hire for private functions and we can provide off-site licensed catering services.

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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