I'm not big on doing writing courses, but this week I’m off to do some professional development for my writer life.
The Tasmanian Writers and Readers Festival 2017 is on in Hobart and I’m off to learn more about writing. In fact, I’ve already started. Yesterday I attending a Creative Writing Masterclass (sounds impressive, huh?) and today a Travel Writing Masterclass is on the agenda. Great timing, I know! Tomorrow I’ll be going to a couple of sessions on Adventure Writing, and Story and Science.
The festival is only run every two years and this may in fact be the last. The current arts funding has been cut to the organisation that runs the festival, the Tasmanian Writers Centre, so the future looks shaky.
All the more reason to go along.
I’ve linked to the programme here, and I encourage you to have a look at what’s on offer—and that includes you readers out there! You don’t have to be a writer to enjoy the sessions.
Maybe I’ll see you there!
What's it about?
It's about words and my life as a writer. There are also tips for those starting their writing journey, with a focus on self-publishing, and encouragement all round.