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Writing Workshop: Making Your Writing Shine with Kim Kelly

Fri 2 August at 10:00 am - 1:00 pm


2024 Orange Readers and Writers Festival

Writing Workshop
Making Your Writing Shine

Friday 2 August | 10am – 1pm | Cost $45 pp | Hotel Canobolas Orange

Writers are often told about the importance of ‘polishing’ their work, but how do we go about it? Editing is the answer. In this workshop from award-winning writer and editor Kim Kelly, you’ll get a book industry insider’s view of the importance of the editorial process. You’ll learn what editing is, how can we learn to do it ourselves, and when to ask for help. You’ll gain an understanding of how polished your writing needs to be in order for it to be publishable. Most of all, be inspired by how editing can make you more confident in your words.

About Kim Kelly

Kim Kelly is an award-winning author of novels and short stories. Her novella, The Rat Catcher: A Love Story, was longlisted for the prestigious ARA Historical Novel Prize 2022, and her latest, Ladies’ Rest and Writing Room, won the 2023 Finlay Lloyd 20/40 Prize. Kim is also a well-known book editor with over 25 years’ experience working for Australia’s major publishing houses on all genres of fiction and creative non-fiction. She is currently undertaking a PhD in Literature at Macquarie University, where she has lectured on editing, too.


Fri 2 August
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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6393 8132
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Kim Kelly


The Hotel Canobolas
248 Summer Street
Orange, NSW 2800 Australia
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The What’s On calendar covers arts and heritage events happening across the NSW Central West in the local government areas of Bathurst Region, Blayney, Cabonne, Cowra, Forbes, Lachlan, Lithgow, Mid-Western Region, Oberon, Orange, Parkes and Weddin.

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