Kristina Olsson's Memoir Express 2020 Workshops - BOOKED OUT

Sunday 08 March 2020
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
In store at Avid Reader Bookshop
Kristina Olsson's Memoir Express 2020 Workshops $750.00
Tickets available until 06 March 2020 6:00 PM

This workshop starts at 10.00am and finishes at 4.00pm.

One day I’ll write my memoir...
Well that day has finally come.

Make 2020 the year when that memoir is written. Join multi-award-winning author Kristina Olsson for a year long series of workshops to help you develop your memoir.

Four full day workshops held every two months with an optional* Industry Expert Panel event.

Memoir Workshop 2020 dates 

Sunday 8 March 
Sunday 10 May  
Sunday 12 July
Sunday 13 September
*Friday 9 October

With the help of Kristina Olsson (Boy Lost/Shell), an exclusive group of writers will spend 2020 writing and refining their memoir projects in a series of full day workshops, feedback sessions, and an industry panel. A year to work on your memoir with personal feedback, a night to meet industry professionals, and a fast track introduction to publishers. The program will end with an evening of public readings and discussions of the memoirs that have been created. 


* Four full day workshops held at two monthly intervals from March until September 2020 (March, May, July, September), with an optional Industry Expert Panel on Friday 9 Ocotber.

* A chance to submit an extract from your work in progress and a one on one feedback session with Kristina Olsson.

* An exclusive evening with industry professionals including publishers, agents, and booksellers discussing the realities of the industry.

* An express track to submit your book proposal directly to publishers.

* An evening of public readings from the memoirs created during the program and discussion of the process.

Kristina Olsson is a brilliant teacher. Both her memoir workshops at Avid Reader have sold out in record time, and the feedback on her workshops and mentoring work is amazing. Many authors who have the opportunity to work with Kristina go on to publish their own work and become celebrated writers in their own right.

The entire 2020 program costs $750.
If you wish to arrange a monthly direct debit for this workshop contact [email protected]

There are limited places in this boutique mentoring experience.


Shortlisted 2013 Queensland Literary Awards, The Courier-Mail People’s Choice Queensland Book of the Year
Shortlisted 2013 Australian Human Rights Commission Literature Award
Winner 2013 Queensland Writer’s Fellowship
Winner 2013 Queensland Literary Awards, Non-fiction Award
Winner 2014 Kibble Literary Award
Winner 2014 NSW Premier’s Literary Awards - Douglas Stewart Prize for Non-fiction
Winner 2014 Western Australia Premier’s Book, Non-fiction Award
Shortlisted 2014 Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards, Non-fiction Award
Shortlisted 2014 Stella Prize

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