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FREE | Webinar: Non-Fiction, Memoir and Historical Writer’s Group

October 11, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT

Webinar - Non-Fiction, Memoir and Historical Writer’s Group
Join us for our online Non-Fiction, Memoir and Historical Writer’s Group. Explore new techniques to share your stories.

About this event

Do you have a story to tell? Do you love writing? Would you like to be able to write better, and to learn from the best? Explore and be guided through the diverse styles of non-fiction writing in our Non-Fiction, Memoir and Historical Writer’s Group. With the assistance of our skilled presenter you will be able to explore, discover and try new things to develop and share your stories. Please bring along a short description of what you are working on or towards.


Sienna Brown was born in Kingston, Jamaica, and grew up in Canada. She’s been a professional dancer, film editor and documentary director/writer, and worked at Sydney Living Museums, where during research, she first came across information about Caribbean men and women being transported to Australia as convicts. She used this research to kick start her writing career. In 2020, Master Of My Fate won the MUD Literary Award for best Australian debut novel and was also shortlisted for the ARA Historical Novel Prize. She is currently working on her second historical fiction novel: Heat In The Afternoon. This year, she’s been commissioned by ABC Radio National to co-produce with Dr Ben Etherington: Where do you come From? Caribbean Convicts In Australia, a documentary podcast for the History Listen series. Research for this project has been funded by the School of Humanities and Communication Arts, Western Sydney University.


Campbelltown City Library has partnered with WestWords to create the inaugural Fisher’s Ghost Writing Prize. This prize aims to inspire our budding writers of Campbelltown to get your creative juices flowing and pen your own short stories, narrative non-fiction, memoirs or poetry.


The Writing Prize is open to people who live, work or attend school in Campbelltown, New South Wales. For more information on the writing prize and how to enter visit


Live transcription available for this program.


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Campbelltown City Library

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