Rae is a mentor for the Australian Society of Authors & specialises in Life Writing (Creative Nonfiction); family history; & HSC The Craft of Writing.

Rae will be facilitating workshops at the following libraries: Cootamundra 5 August (family history); Gundagai 7 August (life writing); Wagga 13 August (family history). If you would like a workshop or consultation at another venue in the Riverina during August, email <r.luckie@bigpond.com>.

2019 Workshops: Carrawobitty Writers' Retreat; Far South Coast Writers Retreat; then heading to the Riverina in August. Contact Rae if you would like a workshop or individual mentoring session.
2018 Workshops: Society of Women Writers, Society of Editors NSW; Narooma School of Arts Studios and at Cootamundra, Gundagai, Wagga, Temora and Young.
2017 workshops included 'Memories of Place: Writing from the senses' for Lambing Flat FAW and Orange City Library; 'Creative Writing for the HSC' at Hennessy College Young; 'Writing and Editing Memoir' for the Society of Editors NSW at UTS; and mentor at the Far South Coast Writers Retreat at Tathra.

Feedback from 2019 Carrawobitty Retreat:

Great tools! Great inspiration!

I loved all the workshop aspects. I enjoyed the challenges presented. I appreciated the structure and specific instructions to guide me into different forms of writing. I loved hearing other people's writing and sharing.

Listening to others and having an audience.

Learning different ways of writing.

Inspiration and motivation to try different writing styles.

Hearing the writing of others.

The professional socialising and expert teaching. Very practical teaching.

Being encouraged.

Technical aspects of writing.

Having different techniques explained.

Tips on how to get started—a good mix of discussion, theory and practice.

Opportunity for free writing to start the day.

Learning techniques from others as to how they think and write.

The many ways to find inspiration and a way to start writing (photo association, mapping, objects, letter writing).

Being able to apply the techniques, writing, writing and sharing.

Ways to think about and organise writing.

Confidence to speak, not feeling 'judged'.

Being encouraged to have a go.

Supportive environment.


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    19 July at 10:02 from atlas

    Thanks to Monica and Ken Wren from Carrawobitty Rural Retreat (near Forbes) for the fantastic weekend writers' retreat held over three ...

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    14 April at 05:13 from atlas

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    14 April at 04:52 from atlas

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    16 November at 18:24 from atlas

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