Work­shop aids as­pir­ing writ­ers

Whitsunday Times - - COMMUNITY NEWS -

BUD­DING writ­ers from across the Whit­sun­days got the chance to learn from the pro­fes­sion­als at the ABC Open work­shop held at the Beach Li­brary in Cannonvale last Thurs­day.

ABC Open pro­ducer Dan Bat­t­ley said the work­shops were a great op­por­tu­nity for as­pir­ing writ­ers to pick up some use­ful tips and tricks.

“ABC open is a free work­shop to help get am­a­teur writ­ers pub­lished and this month I in­tro­duced the 500-word writ­ing pro­ject which is a monthly writ­ing chal­lenge for peo­ple to tell a per­sonal non-fic­tion story con­nected to a theme,” he said. “The theme for Septem­ber is fo­cused on re­fram­ing fail­ure and at the next work­shop I can have a look at ev­ery­one’s sto­ries and work on get­ting them pub­lished on our web­site.”

Fol­low­ing the writ­ing work­shop was a be­gin­ner’s pho­tog­ra­phy course, ti­tled Snapped, which is a pro­ject that teaches the ba­sic prin­ci­ples of pho­tog­ra­phy and use­ful ad­vice on how to best use your cam­era.

For more in­for­ma­tion on the next work­shop con­tact the Beach Li­brary on 4946 1366.

KEEN TO LEARN: ABC Open pro­ducer Dan Bat­t­ley (back), Rachael Smith, Neil Ni­col­son and Dean Kyte (front) tak­ing part in a writ­ing work­shop at the Beach Li­brary last Thurs­day.

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