We all know that one day we should write up all that family history research we have compiled, right? But how do we put something together that is interesting and engaging, not just for our immediate family but perhaps for others too?
Author and presenter Hazel Edwards will share her expertise and insights into this specialist area with delegates at Conference 2013′s Friday Family History Fair.
Hazel is one of Conference 2013’s special guest presenters at the Fair, where she will host a three-hour workshop on Writing a non-boring family history. This is a great opportunity to learn from an experienced writer, with the session full of useful tips on how to make our family history publications interesting.
Hazel will discuss how in her experience, many passionate historians forget that they are writing a publication for someone else. One of her many useful tips is to ask yourself, why would a person want to read my book? She suggests that we think about imaginative ways you might write your family history, and she will provide some ideas on how to do this. She will talk about using humour as well as the value of ‘site’ visits to help you place your ancestors in context. This is a practical session that will leave you well-armed to tackle your own stories.
Hazel was awarded the 2009 Australian Society of Authors medal by her peers, and with over 200 published titles for adults and children she is one of Australia’s most experienced writers in this area. Hazel is interested in helping new writers craft their histories for family, corporate or child audiences. She has collaborated with experts to publish adult non-fiction titles, and has been commissioned to write about historical figures such as Weary Dunlop, Dr Fred Hollows and Antarctic expeditioners specifically for child audiences. Hazel is well known in family history circles for helping people craft their ancestry in her popular workshops ‘Writing a Non- Boring Family History’.
This workshop is open only to conference delegates, and because of its hands on nature numbers are also limited so get in early to secure a spot.