Writing Engaging Non-Fiction – Oral History Australia Workshop with Liz Harfull

/ August 16, 2022/ Workshop

Writing engaging non-fiction

Please come along to a workshop with best-selling author and community historian Liz Harfull, which will explore techniques to help people write engaging history.

This four-hour workshop is particularly suited to people planning to write family and community histories, from beginners wondering how to make a start to writers with some experience who want to improve their skills and be inspired to progress their latest project.

Key topics will include planning your writing project, organising your material, using oral history sources and creative writing techniques to bring your history to life, including practical exercises.

Date: Monday 26 September

Time: 10am – 2pm

Location: Beaumont House, 631 Glynburn Rd, Beaumont SA 5066


$60 members of OHA

$90 non-member

Please confirm that you are a current member (ie for the financial year 2022-23) of the Oral History Association before booking the rate for OHA members. If you are unsure please contact the Association by email – contact@oralhistoryaustraliansant.org.au

On the day

Parking: free street parking available

What to bring:

  • Pen and paper
  • An example of some non-fiction that you love
  • Lunch (morning tea will be provided)


Registration is via Eventbrite. Please register here

About the Presenter

Liz Harfull is passionate about history and telling the stories of the extraordinary everyday people who make up our communities. An award-winning journalist, freelance writer and editor with more than 30 years’ experience, she grew up in the Mt Gambier district where she started her professional life at the local newspaper.

Liz is the author of nine books celebrating food history, rural women and her favourite seaside town of Robe. Published by Wakefield Press, her first book captured the history of country shows and show cooking traditions in South Australia. The Blue Ribbon Cookbook became a surprise hit, even taking the author to Paris where it won a prize in the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards. Since then, Liz has written two national bestsellers. Her most recent book, The Women Who Changed Country Australia, was released in July by Murdoch Books to mark the centenary of the iconic Country Women’s Association.

Today Liz lives at Macclesfield, juggling a busy writing career and volunteer work as a community historian at Robe.

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