Burnt Snow, my first novel, was released in 2010 by Pan MacMillan Australia. White Rain, the sequel, is due soon. As part of a trilogy about witches, earth magic, curses, love and revenge, this blog archives my research into the world of the witches - as well as my own magical saga as a new author.

Friday, April 29, 2011

I teach you how to write heaps good - for FREE!

How cool is this house? Do you want me to teach you how to write in it?

Beautiful Thirning Villa

This is Thirning Villa, Ashfield. It's where Ashfield Council are presently employing me to write beautiful things for the people of the Ashfield Council Area (that's Ashfield, Summer Hill and Haberfield, and bits of Croydon and Ashbury, Sydney). 

It's also where I'll be teaching a *free* drop-in creative writing course for interested persons starting VERY SOON MAY 10 OMG. Sponsored by Ashfield Council, for six weeks, I'll be running a course on EITHER Tuesday nights (7pm - 9pm) OR Wednesday mornings (10am - 12 noon). Yes, free, completely free. I'll teach about storytelling, structure, imagery, action and suspense and I'll even lend you a pen.

All the details are below. Numbers are STRICTLY LIMITED, so if you are interested, let the organisers know ASAP by dropping us an email below. Here's the press release:


Got a story to tell?
Think you have a book in you?
Love reading and want to learn more about writing?

Internationally-award-winning novelist and playwright Van Badham is Ashfield Council’s Artist in Residence for May and June.

Van will be running free creative writing classes out of Thirning Villa, Pratten Park Ashfield for six weeks, beginning Tuesday, May 10.

Van’s classes are fun and dynamic way to improve your creative writing and communication skills, whether you are a novice, a trained writer lacking discipline or just someone interested in exploring your own creativity.

All ages and levels of ability are welcome. Materials are provided.

Numbers are limited, so register your interest by emailing Jenni on theashfieldbeehive@gmail.com, or phoning council on 02 9716 1866.

Indicate which timeslot best suits you:

Tuesdays (night programme): 7-9pm (May: 10, 17, 24, 31, June: 7, 14)
Wednesdays (day programme):10am-noon (May: 11, 18, 25, June 1, 8, 15)

You can learn more about Van (OMG that's MEEEE!) via her website: www.vanbadham.com

... and PS I recently reviewed the wonderful movie, Thor. If you need an excuse from me to go and see it, it is here.

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