Writing Masterclass February 2018 — HURRY!

BREAKING THROUGH Writing Masterclass

In this Masterclass, award winning author and writing tutor Nicole Hayes will help you uncover what you need to break through your story. Whether it’s the next chapter, the next act, the next sentence, or an entirely new idea, Nicole will offer strategies and processes to help you move your story forward.

Drawing on more than ten years’ experience running writing workshops, Nicole will take you through a combination of writing tips, guided exercises, one-on-one advice, workshopping and “wild writing” within a group of like-minded fellow writers. All this and lunch! (And probably cake.)

DATE: Sunday 4 February 2018             TIME: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm 

VENUE: Phoenix Park Training Room 

ADDRESS: 22 Rob Roy Road, Malvern East, VIC 3145

On the day you will need writing instruments – either notebook, pens and/or laptop. If you are working on a project, you might want to bring that too. Everything else will be provided.

Earlybird price: $200.00 (FULL PAYMENT BY January 10)

Regular price: $225.00 (For payment received from 11 January to January 24; bookings after January 24 accepted only by special arrangement with Nicole.)

For further information or to book, email Nicole: nicolehayesbooks@gmail.com 

Workshop fees include morning tea, lunch*, and workshop handouts.

*Will attempt to accommodate all dietary requirements per request.

CANCELLATION POLICY — An administration fee of $50 will be charged if a participant cancels before January 25. There will be no refunds after January 25. In the case of insufficient registrations, Nicole reserves the right to cancel the event, in which case a full refund will be provided.



In this last of my series of 2017 Masterclasses, I will help you do what it takes to deliver your story where it needs to go. There’ll be writing tips, guided exercises, one-on-one advice, workshopping and “wild writing” within a group of like-minded fellow writers to help you smash through the block, or simply get started! All this and an excellent lunch.

DATE: Sat. 14 October 2017             TIME: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm 

VENUE: Phoenix Park Neighbourhood House – Training Room

ADDRESS: 22 Rob Roy Road, Malvern East, VIC 3145

COST: $225.00 

Bookings will not be accepted after October 12, 2017. Payment is non-refundable unless the class is cancelled.

Workshop fees include tea/coffee, lunch, and handout materials. 

BOOKINGS & INQUIRIES: nicolehayesbooks@gmail.com


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