Author Chris Womersley will be the special guest at Orange City Library's National Year of Reading Book Club Dinner to be held in the Library on Saturday 5th May at 6.30pm. Tickets are $80 pp and available from the Library. He will also be hosting a Short Story Writing Workshop that day.
Chris Womersley's debut novel, The Low Road, won the Ned Kelly Award for Best First Book in 2008. His fiction and reviews have appeared in numerous journals and anthologies, including Grant New Writing 14, Best Australian Stories 2010, The Monthly and The Age. In 2007 one of his short stories won the Josephine Ulrick Literature Prize.
His book Bereft was nominated for the Miles Franklin Literary Award 2011. Bereft was also included in the vote for NSW in "Our Story" collection for National Year of Reading.
Chris says short fiction relies on a decisive and concise approach to crafting the story. Learn the basics of constructing a short story; creating characters, how to define its shape, voice, tone and point of ending at the workshop.
When: Saturday 5 May Time: 10am – 1pm Cost: $25 Venue: West Room, next door to Orange City Library, 147 Byng Street, Orange Bookings: 6393 8125
For more information about Chris go to: Visit www.chriswomersley.com