The Writers Unleashed Festival is an annual celebration of writing, publishing and all things bookish. Now in it’s sixth year, it’s on this Saturday at the Tradies Club Gymea (in Sydney’s South).
The festival is run by the Sutherland branch of the Fellowship of Australian Writers. I’ve attended the festival several times, and each time I’ve come away wiser, happier, and more motivated.The workshops and masterclasses have been so informative and inspirational, I couldn’t wait for the next one to come along.
But this year, I’m excited to say, I’ll be one of the presenters 🙂 And I’m in great company. Writers include Frances Watts, Lizbeth Klein and Jodie Wells-Slowgrove, covering a broad range of writerly topics.
I’m presenting a one-hour session called ‘Blogging and the Social Media for Writers’. I’ll be talking about how publishers expect writers to have a social media presence, and how best to go about it. This is such an important topic and I can’t wait to get stuck in!
The festival also provides opportunities for participants to consult with editors, who can provide one-on-one feedback. The editors are Beverley Cousins and Emma Rafferty for adult fiction, and Sue Whiting and Heather Curdie for children’s fiction. I blogged about the editor’s panel previously, where I passed on some of their excellent tips. Sadly I’ll miss the panel session this year, as my workshop clashes with it. Still, no complaints from me …
Hope to see some of you there!