Wednesday, March 7, 2012


Here is the timetable for the day at Girrahween

There will be a group of no more than six writers.

They will all have forwarded by email a half page
summary of their manuscript, and two sample pages
of the work. Carmel and Glenda will have read and discussed
these documents together before the workshop.

On arrival at Girrahween writers hand in hard copy of the manuscripts they
plan to discuss and work on on the day.

10 am - 10.30 am
Glenda and Carmel welcome the writers with refreshments.
During this session the writers introduce themselves to the group and briefly
outline the nature and scope of individual projects.

10.30 - 10.45
Writers make written notes of some of the aspects of writing they would
like to cover during the day. Carmel and Glenda collect these notes.

10. 45 - 11.30
Glenda and Carmel give presentations of their own experiences as writers.

11.30 - 12.30
Carmel and Glenda answer the questions submitted in writing, and
broaden the discussion.

12.30 to 1.30
A delicious country style lunch will be provided.

During lunch Glenda and Carmel will withdraw to get an overview of
the manuscripts, and discuss with each other various approaches to

1.30 to 3.30 pm
Individual consultations with both Carmel and Glenda.
Writers who are not in consultation at any time will be free to discuss
things with other writers, and to explore the house and garden.
Writers will receive notes on their work, and a range of suggestions for
future treatment of their manuscripts, as well as details of possibilities for

3.30 to 4pm
A general discussion led by Glenda and Carmel.

Girrahween(which means 'place of flowers') is a delightful Victorian house in Maldon, a picturesque goldfields
town in central Victoria.
Bendigo resident Glenda Millard, who is a celebrated author of children's picture books and young
adult fiction, uses Girrahween as a house where she writes, and to which she invites
writers and illustrators for various literary events.
The house is furnished in keeping with the Victorian era, and the broad garden is filled with both native
and exotic plants.
This place is a haven and an inspiration for writers and illustrators, and people who come to events here
can enjoy visiting the sights of Maldon and sampling the cafes and the lovely local B&Bs.

108 High Street, Maldon.

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