Rural Storyteller's Seminar
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Inspiring rural storytellers to feature at Narrabri seminar
Writers, readers and artists from across NSW will hear from inspirational rurally based storytellers at a seminar to be held in Narrabri this September.
The inaugural Rural Storytellers Seminar aims to motivate regional writers and artists to share their talents and be heard in an increasingly competitive media landscape.
The seminar will feature Honor Auchinleck who recently wrote her mother’s biography ‘Elyne Mitchell: A Daughter Remembers’. Elyne wrote the legendary Silver Brumby series and passed away in 2012. Honor juggles her creative pursuits with running a farm in the Upper Murray alongside her husband.
Participants will hear from each artist individually before a panel Q&A session which will then be followed by a meet and greet morning tea.
Also featuring at the seminar:
Chris Taylor - Local independent author of twenty-three Australian-based romantic suspense novels. She has sold over 100 000 copies since 2014.
Josh Smith - Local photographer and videographer whose work has attracted international coverage.
Graeme Compton - Local visual artist and illustrator. Graeme has twice been a finalist for portraiture in the Mortimer Prize for Realism (2011-2012) and has also illustrated twelve published books.
When: 23rd of September
Where: Crossing Theatre Narrabri
Thanks to the support of Create NSW and the New England Writers’ Centre the event is free, however spots are limited. Anyone who would like to attend should register immediately as this event will fill up fast!
Registrations should be directed to Virginia Tapscott by mobile 0427926171 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include your name, contact details and any carpooling requests with your registration.
“We are extremely lucky to have all these incredible writers and artists together in the same room sharing their stories,” said seminar organiser, Virginia Tapscott.
Virginia is a 2016 Young Regional Artist Scholar who initiated the seminar as part of her scholarship program.
“I feel like many people based in regional areas have so much to offer but remain in the closet about their creative talents.
“This is a chance to hear some great success stories and to inspire people to share their work or ideas with the broader Australian community.
“I hope there will also be some discussion about the barriers artists may face in regional areas, while also looking at some of the advantages.”