August 17


10:30 am - 01:30 pm

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Queensland Writers Centre


Queensland Writers Centre

Level 2, State Library of Queensland Stanley Place, Brisbane, QLD 4101

Brisbane, QLD, AU, 4101


Memoir with Shelley Davidow

Turn lived experience into a gripping story that others will want to read.

In this workshop, Shelley Davidow will show you how craft enables art in a hands-on workshop illuminating how key life events represent themes that can form the backbone of your memoir.

Learning Outcomes:

You will improve your writing through practical exercises and a workshop in the key areas listed below:

  • Discover your life-themes to create a plot

  • Uncover the essential elements of memoir

  • Learn how to use dialogue to reveal character and move your¬†plot¬†along

  • Key things to avoid when writing¬†memoir

  • Understand the ethical dilemmas that emerge when writing your ‚Äėtruth‚Äô

  • Depicting your life as a Hero‚Äôs Journey.


This is a craft workshop for intermediate to emerging writers. More information on program formats and level definitions can be found here.

About Shelley:

Shelley Davidow is the award-winning author of 45 books. Writing across genres, recent titles include Shadow Sisters (University of Queensland Press, 2018), Whisperings in the Blood (University of Queensland Press, 2016), Playing with Words(co-authored with Paul Williams; Palgrave Macmillan, UK, 2016), and Fail Brilliantly(Familius, USA, 2017). She is a full-time academic at the University of the Sunshine Coast in Queensland, Australia.


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 are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Information on getting to the State Library of Queensland can be found here.

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 live streamed?

Queensland Writers Centre aims to provide material to its membership regardless of where they reside within Queensland by live streaming 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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