Conversations on Creation:
A short series of free online events hosted by the
Australian Writers Mentoring Program

The process of wrestling with a story teaches you how to wrangle your own creativity. It teaches you more than how to write, it teaches you what’s possible.

Over the next three months, the Australian Writers Mentoring Program will be hosting a series of free online conversations with exciting new writers, focusing on the problems they encountered writing their first books, and how they solved them.


If you’re interested in creativity (or reading!) these short conversations will be inspirational. And there’s a giveaway for one ticket holder at each event.

Thursday June 9th: Conversation on Creation with Lisa Emanuel

Time: 8 – 8.30pm Sydney time


Lisa Emanuel's novel, The Covered Wife was shortlisted for the Kill Your Darlings Unpublished Manuscript Award in 2019, before being published by Pantera Press in 2021. With a background in law and political science, Lisa tells the story of a seemingly perfect marriage deep into a closed community and asks, ‘Where would you draw the line?’

Thursday June 16th: Conversation on creation with Rae Cairns

Time: 8 – 8.30pm Sydney time


Rae Cairns wrote her debut crime novel, The Good Mother, drawing on her background as a youth worker in Northern Ireland during the final years of The Troubles. Her novel, published in 2020 was shortlisted for Best Debut Crime Fiction in the 2021 Ned Kelly Awards. She is currently busy writing her second novel, to be published in 2023.

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