Crossing the Line Between Fact and Fiction

Jackie French

Your Presenter: Jackie French

Workshop Method: zoom
Date: September 19, 2021
Price: $60

History is an endless source of fascination and adventure, as different from the present as any science fiction. But where do you find the genuine voice and the details that make a book live? How do you manage the long periods in war or exploration that were dangerous but repetitive and boring for the reader? When do you know you have found the plot, the time and the people for a work that will hook publishers and readers – and keep them reading?

Learn the techniques of a fascinating craft, through this one hour workshop, delving into the secrets of the past and historical fiction.

Session information:

Crossing the Line Between Fact and Fiction presented by Jackie French

Sunday, 19 September 2021 3.30pm – 5.00pm (Syd time)
Tickets on sale NOW.
Spots are limited for this online workshop.
$60 per person.

About Jackie French

Jackie French AM is an Australian author, historian, ecologist and honourary wombat (part time); 2014–15 Australian Children’s Laureate; and 2015 Senior Australian of the Year.

Some of Jackie’s books have sold millions of copies and won over 60 awards, in Australia and internationally. Others were eaten by the wombats.

Instead of hobbies, she has: written over 200 books; built a house and power system; planted thousands of trees; eaten lunches with friends; read to her grandkids; tried to find her glasses; eaten dark chocolates, whatever fruit is in season and the odd feral species (some are very odd).
She coined the term ‘moral ominvore’ to describe her diet.
There is a dispensation for dark chocolate.

Jackie writes for adults, young adults, and even younger humans, on history, ecology, and her award-winning historical fiction for all ages, but… write just one picture book about a wombat and no one lets you forget it. Ever.


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