How to make a writers’ group work for you with Vivienne Ulman

August 26, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 11:50 pm

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How to make a writers’ group work for you: An ex-politician/journo, a memoirist, a novelist, an editor and a marketer walk into a café…

Bearing scars and trophies from tours of duty with other writers’ groups, they decide to risk social discomfort and creative derailment by workshopping together. Nearly three years later, they’re here to share hard-won wisdom: (i) guidelines for safe, fun and effective workshopping and (ii) how it will improve your writing.

Vivienne Ulman is a prize-winning short-story writer, freelance journalist, book reviewer and the author of the memoir Alzheimer’s: a Love Story. She lives in Daylesford and is currently writing a novel with the help of her writers group.

Mary Delahunty is a writer and published author, founding National Director of Writing Australia Ltd, former state Government Arts, Education and Planning Minister and award winning television Journalist. Mary led ABC TV News and current affairs programs, the 7.30 Report and Four Corners. She is Victoria’s longest serving Arts Minister. Her first book Public Life: Private Grief was published 2010. Her writing appeared in The Age, The Good Weekend, Crikey, The Hoopla, The Drum and Griffith Review. Her second book GRAVITY a Year with Prime Minister Julia Gillard was published 2014. She is working on her first novel.

Ann Bolch is a writer, editor and story coach at A story to tell. Ann and her team help writers, businesses and families tell their stories.

Rebecca Colless is a communications consultant with 25 years of professional writing experience. Her published work includes three non-fiction books and four short stories, all for children. Her YA manuscript ‘The Demon Bells’ was short-listed for the 2017 Ampersand Prize. She used to run her own travelling science show, and has also managed education programs and marketing communications for museums, a university, a water supplier and a bakery.



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Radius Art Space in Hepburn Springs
76 Main Rd. Hepburn Springs,
Vic 3461 Australia


Words in Winter is an annual literary and arts festival held in August each year in the Hepburn Shire and surrounding districts.