Workshop: Storytelling through Song

In by Shelley Pisani

with Helena Pastor

In this workshop, Helena Pastor will cover the basic elements of storytelling through song. Emerging songwriters will learn techniques for crafting lyrics from real or imagined events and experiences to create songs that engage and inspire listeners. We will aim to write a complete song as a group, and participants are invited to bring in their song lyrics for feedback.

This workshop runs for 2.5 hours. Workshop ticket includes morning tea. Lunch will be available for purchase.

About Helena

Helena Pastor lives in Armidale and is the author of Wild Boys: A Parent’s Story of Tough Love (UQP, 2015). Her writing has attracted two Australian Society of Authors’ Mentorships, along with a number of residencies at Varuna Writers’ House and Bundanon. She has been teaching memoir and editing workshops to both beginners and more experienced writers since 2010. Helena is also a songwriter and lyricist, and recently collaborated with composer Christopher Purcell to write ‘Lullaby & Lament – A Song Cycle’. In 2016, she completed a PhD in Creative Writing at the University of New England.

To have your lunch delivered following this workshop, please pre-order & pay online.  ALOWISHUS delicious – lunch order

  • October 8, 2017
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm


Venue Phone: (07) 4150 7177

Venue Website:

University Drive (off Isis Highway), Bundaberg, Queensland, 4670, Australia

WriteFest takes place at CQUniversity's Bundaberg Campus, Building 5.