I run writing workshops and offer author talks for different organisations and schools around Melbourne, and Australia, with regular workshops offered through Australian Writers’ Centre and Phoenix Park Neighbourhood House.

If you’d like more information about my workshops, you can email me directly: nicolehayesbooks at

Or check out my latest workshop here.



GET WRITING! Writing Workshop for New and Emerging Writers – Fiction

In this all day workshop, I will help you uncover what you need to turn your ideas into a story. By setting out the basics of storytelling in small, concentrated parts, I will offer strategies and processes to help you build words into a story — whether you know what that story is yet or not! Drawing on more than ten years’ experience running writing workshops and having authored five published books, I will offer instruction on craft and technique, guided exercises and workshopping, plus “wild writing” within a group of fellow aspiring writers. All this and lunch!

DATE: Sat. 2 June 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’ve got some ideas or have started to write, you might want to bring that too. Everything else will be provided.

Early Bird price $200.00 – FULL PAYMENT by April 20.

Regular price $225.00 – PAYMENT from April 21 and thereafter. 

 For further information or to book, email me: 

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

PLEASE NOTE: Cancellation policy — An administration fee of $50 will be charged if a participant cancels before April 30. There will be no refunds after May 20. In the case of insufficient registrations, I reserve the right to cancel the event, in which case a full refund will be provided.

About your instructor:
Nicole Hayes
 is an author, podcaster and public speaker. Her books include award winning fiction for Young Adults, a non-fiction book for children, and a collection of essays she co-edited for adults featuring Australia’s most prominent thinkers and writers. Recently, she has written for The GuardianThe Griffith Review, Lifted Brow, and The Wheeler Centre, among others, and runs a range of writing programs for adults and young people. She is a #LoveOzYA advocate, a Stella Prize in Schools Ambassador, and is one-sixth of the groundbreaking AFL podcast and radio show, The Outer Sanctum (on the ABC).