• Don't leave it too late to capture the amazing experiences of your family's story. Whether you want to write this as a family legacy or for broad publication, this workshop can provide you with guidelines on how to tell true life stories and some of the traps that should be avoided.

    We all have a story to share. Join award winning author, Marisa Parker, and learn how to tell yours.

    This workshop is perfect for those who want to write about their lives but aren’t sure where to begin.

    button pdf download icon red whiteClick to View or Print the Your Life or Family Story Workshop Program Booklet
    Not quite ready to dive in and write your memoirs? Then our Creative Writing Workshop might just be for you!

    Suitable for both beginners and intermediate writers, the Creative Writing Workshop is a great introduction to, or refresher to creative writing, perfect for commencing your personal journey.

    ☑ The One Day Workshop Price of $145 includes a catered lunch.

    Minimum Numbers:
    All experiences need a minimum number of participants to operate at the price listed. The minimum number for the Your Life Story Experience is 8 participants, but it’s a very personal experience with a maximum of 15.

    Available Dates...
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    About Your Instructor
    Melisa Parker Author

    Marisa Parker

    Ciao! My name is Marisa Parker. I decided to write my family’s story, I did so as a legacy for my kinfolk. It all started with my mother reminiscing and me jotting down her experiences. That was in 2012, and after four years of writing, I realised I wanted it to be more than that..

  • Booking info...

    Our inclusive experiences are very popular, but have limited capacity, so can book out very quickly!

    Don’t miss securing your spot. Click the big RED ‘BOOK THIS PACKAGE’ button below, complete the form, and someone will be in contact with you within 24 hours to discuss your booking and options further.

    Registrations for bookings close one week prior to each experience date, or unless sold out.

    Deposit & Final Payment

    To secure your reservation, we require 50% of the total fee payable as a deposit. Reservations are not confirmed until the deposit is received.

    Final payment will be due 1 month prior to the arrival date.

    Payment of the total experience will be required at the time of booking for all reservations made within 1 month of arrival. We reserve the right to decline any booking request.


    Your deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled more than 30 days in advance of your stay.

    No refund of the deposit if the booking is cancelled with less than 30 days’ notice.

  • What to bring...

    ? Smart phone, Pad or Tablet (charger)
    ? Note pad and pen
    ? Fun and engaging attitude!

    ** This is a self-drive experience, so your own transportation is required.

  • Inclusions...

    ☑ 1 Day Workshop Programme

    The price for the one-day workshop includes:

    • A workshop booklet that you can take home and,
    • A catered lunch with all day tea and coffee.

    ☑ Accommodation...

    At an additional cost, should you be a visitor and require accommodation during your stay, we can help you to select various options including Bed & Breakfast, Private Cottages or Holiday Houses (if you are part of a larger group).

    Just let us know your requirements when booking the workshop and we will happily assist you with any accommodation requirements that suit your budget.


    9.00am thru 10:30am

    ☑ Introduction and Overview
    ☑ Participants Meet and Greet
    ☑ Review of Submitted Forms
    ☑ Is this an Autobiography, a Biography or a Memoir?
    ☑ Plan, Prepare and Set Goals - TASK 1

    Morning Tea (20 minutes)

    10.50am thru 12:45pm

    ☑ What Does Your Family Think About the Story? - TASK 2
    ☑ Setting the Scene and Creating a Framework - TASK 3
    ☑ Brain Dump, Writer's Block and Other - TASK 4
    ☑ Identifying the Flow and Checking Facts
    ☑ Writing Styles

    ? Lunch (45 minutes)

    1.30pm thru 3:00pm

    ☑ SWOT Analysis - Task 5
    ☑ The Role of the Author

    Afternoon Tea (20 minutes)

    3.20pm thru 5:00pm

    ☑ Where to From Here
    ☑ Writing Time and Individual Consultations
    ☑ Final Note

    Workshop Concludes

Book now securely and we will contact you within 24 hours


  • One Day Workshop $145.00

Available Seats: 15

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Experience Tamborine Mountain
Tamborine Mountain QLD 4272
Experience Tamborine Mountain

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Who We Are

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What is Experience Tamborine Mountain all about?

Experience Tamborine Mountain is an eclectic collection of like-minded businesses that share a passion for the cool, sub-tropical rainforest paradise that lies near Queensland’s capital, Brisbane and behind the Gold Coast.

Using our specialist local knowledge and connections, we’ve carefully curated a varied menu of activities and experiences that will appeal to visitors’ diversity, tastes and aspirations. And, because one size does not necessarily fit all, we recognise the importance of also crafting tailored experiences for special interest individuals or groups.

The best takeaway from travelling is the stories you’ll have and the abiding memories of simple pleasures, of unplanned serendipitous moments, encounters with locals, and even life-altering learning.  We believe in the importance of sharing the little things with our visitors as well as the big ticket moments and look forward to helping you discover them so you’ll have your own stories to tell.

Tamborine Mountain – what to do and where to stay?

Mountain destinations translate to achingly beautiful scenery and views, crisp, clean air, a plethora of local wildlife and pristine forest, and Tamborine Mountain is no exception. Against this glorious backdrop exists a diverse and colourful cottage industry with numerous local artists and craftspeople, a variety of natural and man-made attractions, award-winning wineries, a vibrant cafe and restaurant scene, soft adventure for the thrill-seekers, festivals, special events and country markets.

These are all supported by a host of accommodation options including generous country homes that suit extended family or corporate groups, warm and welcoming B & Bs and intimate couples’ cottages.

What can Experience Tamborine Mountain offer you?

To truly experience and participate in the essence of this special place can be intimate, personal, challenging, exhilarating and even life-affirming. We can show you the main spots to take the pretty pictures, but more importantly, we can help you explore our back streets where you will create a personal connection with our mountain that will continue to touch you long after you leave.

Sometimes the simplest moments during a trip away can provide the greatest memories and experiences – it could be the taste of a new dish, lovingly prepared by a passionate champion of  regional produce; an encounter with a knowledgeable, generous winemaker who loves to share a yarn ; laughing with family as you play a board game at a sprawling farmhouse dining table; the sound of birdsong as you light a fire before breakfast; or simply slowing down and being in the moment, exploring the beauty of an ancient rainforest.

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Get to know our mountain by connecting to our history, our culture and our people – authentic experiences, uncontrived, sometimes simple, sometimes adrenalin-inducing; something literally for everyone. We have created these experiences for you, so you can now go and live them.

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