Whether you are writing a biography, a long form article for a magazine, a book of local history or a travel memoir, there’s an art to writing true stories in an engaging way. Local author Benjamin Gilmour has several true personal stories published by Penguin and Harper Collins, and will explore research, interview techniques, and how to build a compelling narrative.
When: Saturday 22 May, 10am – 4pm Where: In-person at the Byron Writers Festival office, 2/58 Centennial Circuit Byron Bay Cost: $100 members, $120 non-members
Benjamin Gilmour is an author, filmmaker and paramedic. He has published six books, including three of narrative non-fiction, an illustrated book for children and two books of poetry. His screenplay for the film Jirga won the NSW Premier’s Prize, the film representing Australia at the 2019 Academy Awards. His book Paramedico, about ambulance workers worldwide, is a best-seller in Australia and the UK.