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.
Click 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.
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.
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About Your Instructor
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..
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.
☑ 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.
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.
ONE DAY PROGRAM
⏱ 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
Book now securely and we will contact you within 24 hours
- One Day Workshop $145.00
Available Seats: 15
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