Cairns City Library Meeting Room

151 Abbott Street, Cairns, QLD 4870

Cairns, QLD, AU, 4870


With Eileen Herbert-Goodall

Experiment with writing memoir and personal essays.

Do you have a real life story to tell? Perhaps about yourself or someone you know? Is there an issue you’d like to discuss via a personal essay? If so, come along to this workshop where you’ll explore the common ground between writing memoir and personal essays. You’ll learn how to hook readers, experiment with structuring your work, practise developing your voice, and investigate how to combine the personal with the universal in order to deliver compelling themes.


This is a workshop for all writers to sustain themselves writing. More information on program formats and level definitions can be found here.

About Eileen Herbert-Goodall

Eileen Herbert-Goodall is an experienced editor and director of the online writing organisation, Field of Words. With a Doctorate of Creative Arts, her endeavour is to share her knowledge by coaching other writers, emerging and established. She is a published writer of fiction and non-fiction across various magazines, journals and international anthologies. She also has two novellas: The Sherbrooke Brothers and Sister and Lover, Keeper: A Novella, the latter due for release in 2019. 


Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

Unless otherwise stated, Queensland Writers Centre workshops and events are suitable for participants aged 16 years and over. If you are under 18 years of age, please check with us for suitability before purchasing a ticket. 

Membership will be confirmed on arrival, in the event it isn’t current, membership will need to be arranged.

What can I bring into the event?

You can bring either pen and paper or a laptop along with you to write with. If you do bring a laptop, please remember to bring a power adaptor if necessary. 

Will this event be livestreamed?

Queensland Writers Centre aims to provide material to its membership regardless of where they reside within Queensland by livestreaming some events. Attendees may be broadcast periodically throughout the event as recording takes place. If you wish not to be filmed, let staff know prior to the event.

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

You can contact us by phone on 07 3842 9922 or email us at

What’s the refund policy?

If Queensland Writers Centre cancels an event, we will try to reschedule it for a later date. If we cannot reschedule the event, or if you are unable to attend on the amended date, your payment will be refunded in full.
Except in special circumstances, if you cancel a booking for, or are unable to attend an event, workshop, seminar, or course, Queensland Writers Centre cannot provide a refund. You can contact us to discuss your situation on 07 3842 9922 or email us at

Terms and Conditions

All information is correct at the time of publication. We reserve the right to make changes to the advertised program information (including course content and tutors), but if this occurs, we will try to provide as much notice as possible.
We expect that all participants will behave respectfully and professionally towards their tutor and fellow students. We reserve the right to remove anyone who behaves in an aggressive or disruptive manner. If a participant is asked to leave the class on this basis, we will not offer a refund.
We cannot accept responsibility for any loss, damage or expense sustained by students as a result of an event or circumstance whether arising from natural cause, human agency or beyond our control otherwise.


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