Lithgow Library is pleased to be hosting a free creative writing workshop conducted by author Alicia Thompson.

To be held at Lithgow Library on Saturday 21 October 2023, this three-hour course will touch on the key building blocks of a novel: character, dialogue, setting and plot. The course will also contain some fun exercises designed to inspire new writers to get started with a project.

Alicia is well known to Lithgow Library, launching her novel Something Else at the Library in 2021.  Not only is Alicia an accomplished writing teacher and fiction author, she has also worked as a bookkeeper, photographer, editor and adventure tour leader in the Middle East and China. Her published work includes travel articles, short stories and numerous book reviews. She is also a member of The Australian Society of Authors.

This course comes highly recommended by participants who undertook it at the Wagga Wagga and Goulburn Libraries recently. Here is some of their feedback:

“One of the best writing workshops I’ve ever done”, “Good balance of exercises and presentations”, “Very organised and informative”, “Have finally found a way into my first novel. Many thanks”.

If you are an aspiring author, don’t miss out on this amazing free workshop, book your place NOW. Places are limited. Contact Lithgow Library on 6352 9100 to register.

  • When: Saturday October 21, 2023, 9.30am – 12.30pm
  • Where: Lithgow Library 157 Main St Lithgow 2790
  • Cost: FREE!!!
  • Participants are required to bring their own writing materials or device
  • Light refreshments provided

If you can’t make it to the workshop but would like to catch up with Alicia, she is holding a free author talk at Rosey Ravelston Bookshop in Lawson on Friday 20 October from 6.30-8.30pm.

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