Contact Rae for help and guidance with your writing or family history project, manuscript assessment, or editing. Individual or group workshops.

Book a workshop or manuscript assessment in the South West Slopes/Riverina area July/Aug

Interested in memoir, autobiography, biography or researching and writing your family history?

Rae will be in the area from mid July to mid August conducting workshops and available for one-on-one consultations in Cootamundra, Gundagai, Junee and Temora. If you would like further information or a workshop in another nearby town email

Have caravan, will travel...

Rae will be in Northern NSW and Noosa region throughout October available for workshops and one-on-one mentoring. She specialises in creative writing for all ages including HSC, life writing (memoir, autobiography and biography), researching and writing your family history and historical fiction, manuscript assessment and editing, getting published.

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 Rae's workshops:

Excellent techniques for triggering creative life writing, memories, etc; info about caution with permissions needed for archival materials from state and commonwealth institutions.

Writing exercises were great so we could get into the zone of writing memoir; hearing all the details that are important to being a memoir writer/editor.

What a great workshop it was today. You gave everyone a voice and responded with great examples to help each individual.

Great tips about writing, great ideas for getting going.

Heaps of information, but most of all the knowledge that I can do it!

It doesn't matter where you start—great list of free sites.


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    10 February at 18:37 from atlas

    Commencing Monday 26 February for four weeks, 9.30am - 12.30. ...

  • Orange City Library Workshop 3 May

    27 April at 08:37 from atlas

    Memories of Place: Writing Through the Senses ...

  • FAW NSW Biennial Walter Stone Award for Life Writing

    16 November at 18:24 from atlas

    It was such a privilege to judge the 2016 Walter Stone award. The winner was author Richard Yaxley, whose remarkable memoir Homecoming, ...

  • Workshop ACT Writers Centre 13 August

    6 August at 08:11 from atlas

     From Memories to Memoirs ...

  • Feedback from Batemans Bay Workshop 7 June

    5 July at 17:10 from atlas

    Loved it. I have so many ideas to follow up—was all great. ...