Hazel Edwards
“Creativity is the fun of putting
together unexpected ideas”

Speaker Topics: Writing a Non Boring Family History

Every family has secrets. And the extraordinary ‘ordinary’ stories deserve to be told. Researching and finding the best way to tell these stories can be a fascinating journey and the chance to create a valuable resource for your descendants.

But how do you create an account that is memorable, engaging and not boring?

   

Hazel's Non-Boring Family History Workshop covers topics including

  • Researching and Interviewing Skills
  • How to organise your material
  • Structuring a Book 
  • Making it interesting for the reader
  • Formatting and Publishing Options
  • Handling Family Secrets
  • Editing and Proofreading
  • How to write using all senses and perspectives
  • Launching and Marketing possibilities

Suitable for all who wish to improve their writing skills as well as for those contemplating or struggling with a book length project such as a family history, corporate history or autobiography/memoirs. Also suitable for those writing family history stories and anecdotes for younger children in their families.

The workshop is based on Hazel’s book Writing a Non Boring Family History. www.ghrpress.com and also available as an e-book.

Can also be a 1 hour lunchtime talk.

The Public Records Office (Vic) offers Hazel's year long mentoring aimed at finishing book-length projects.

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Contact and Bookings

Book Hazel for a Non Boring Family History Presentation or check out the Calendar of Events to see upcoming workshops.

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    Events & Appearances 2017

    1st Fri each month   PROV 10-1pm  Mentoring & Finishing Book-Length Non Fiction.

    ( booking here) 

    May 25-31 st  Darwin 

    June 2nd  10-1pm PRO

    June 8th   6.30 pm Watsonia Library Book Launch

    June 10th (Sat) 10-1pm Wordfest  Mt Waverley Library, Writing a Non Boring Family History or Memoir 

    June 13/14th  Sale Library   'Writing a Non Boring Family History' Book here. 

    June 17th  10-1pm Brunswick Foundling Archives: Master Class 

    June 23rd  1.25 pm Books-in-Homes Role Model, English Language School, Croydon Nth

    July 7th  10-1pm PRO

    July 12th (Weds) 10-4pm AuthorpreneurshipVic Writers' Centre.   Book here.

    August 4th  10-1pm PRO

    August 8th  Canberra: Chapman Primary School evening

    August 12th   Brunswick Foundling Archives Master Class 10-1pm 

    August 14th   Ashburton Library   1.30-4.30 Writing a Non Boring Family History or Memoir'

    August 18th  Doncaster Library  11-12   Writing a Non Boring Family History or Memoir'

    August 21st  11.30  Hume Grammar school visit

    August 23rd (Weds) 11am Date with Reading Dog Ollie, Diamond Valley library, Greenborough.

    August 24th  2pm Beverly Hills Primary , Doncaster 

    August 18-25  Chn Book Week 'Escape to Everywhere' 

    August 31st 1.30-3pm Chelsea Library 'Writing A Non Boring Family History'

    September 1st 10-1pm PRO

    September 8-10   HNSA Conference Swinburne Authorpreneurship.

    September 19th  YABBA

    October 6th 10-1pm PRO

    October 20/21 (t.b.c.) Colac ' Writing a Non Boring Family History'

    November 3rd 10-1pm PRO

    December 1st  10-1pm PRO

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