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Events Write Now 2021

Salisbury to launch next chapter of popular writers’ festival

City of Salisbury is preparing to launch the next chapter of its popular annual writers’ festival on Saturday, August 28.

Write Now! is a free one-day program encompassing a range of individual sessions on stimulating topics – from how to get your work published, to drawing cartoon comics, to techniques for fostering a love of reading in children.

Mayor Gillian Aldridge OAM said the festival was a rare opportunity to learn from the expertise of local publishers and authors across a number of genres.

“There are so many people out there with their own fascinating written stories just waiting to be shared with the world,” Mayor Aldridge said.

“The sessions at Write Now! will guide budding writers on how to take that next step to publication.”

Children’s book author Katrina Germein, who will launch her latest title My Dad Thinks he’s Super Funny at the festival, said there was no feeling like seeing your published work on a shelf.

“Seeing your own book in a shop always stops you in your tracks, it doesn’t matter if it’s your first published book or your twentieth,” Katrina said.

Katrina, who has a background in early childhood learning, will be involved in two sessions at Write Now including a question and answer opportunity for aspiring writers and a discussion into using picture books to support early literacy.

A full program is available here, with bookings essential due to limited places.

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