Au­thor to of­fer in­sight

Benalla Ensign - - News -

Award-win­ning au­thor Elis­a­beth Holdsworth is host­ing a mem­oir­writ­ing work­shop at the Sir Ed­ward ‘‘Weary’’ Dun­lop Learn­ing Cen­tre at Be­nalla Li­brary on Wed­nes­day, Au­gust 30.

Elis­a­beth is a renowned nov­el­ist, es­say­ist, short-story writer, critic and re­viewer who has had work pub­lished in the Nether­lands, Poland and Ger­many.

She was the win­ner of the in­au­gu­ral Aus­tralian Book Re­view (ABR) Cal­i­bre Prize for work that later evolved into the novel Those Who Come Af­ter.

The ABR also awarded her a RAFT fel­low­ship for 2017, which ac­knowl­edges out­stand­ing Aus­tralian Writ­ers.

Be­nalla Ru­ral City Mayor Don Firth is pleased that the cel­e­brated writer is re­turn­ing to Be­nalla.

‘‘A work­shop with an ex­pert of the cal­i­bre of Elis­a­beth Holdsworth is an in­valu­able op­por­tu­nity for any­one who has con­sid­ered writ­ing a mem­oir for them­selves or for a fam­ily mem­ber,’’ Cr Firth said.

‘‘Elis­a­beth’s pre­vi­ous work­shop, held last Novem­ber, had great re­views from the com­mu­nity mem- bers who took ad­van­tage op­por­tu­nity.

‘‘We are ex­cited to be able to of­fer lo­cal writ­ers the op­por­tu­nity to de­velop their skills in an in­ter­ac­tive and en­gag­ing en­vi­ron­ment.’’

For more in­for­ma­tion or to book your place for this work­shop phone the Be­nalla Li­brary on (03) 5762 2069 or email li­brary@be­

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Mem­oir tips: The Sir Ed­ward ‘‘Weary’’ Dun­lop Learn­ing Cen­tre will host a work­shop chaired by au­thor Elis­a­beth Holdsworth.

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