Workshop: Talking Heads – Writing Dialogue that Sings

In by Shelley Pisani

with Edwina Shaw

Join author and teacher of creative writing and yoga, Edwina Shaw, for an innovative hands-on workshop where you’ll learn insider tricks for making your dialogue sing.

Using a unique combination of yoga techniques and writing exercises, Edwina will lead you through a series of activities, including visualisations, interactive exercises and role plays to help you bring your stories to life with dialogue. Come prepared with a notebook and a good pen because you’ll be doing lots of writing. You may even go home with a brand new story written almost entirely in dialogue!

About Edwina

Edwina Shaw is a Queensland writer of fiction and memoir. Her first book Thrill Seekers (Ransom Publishing UK), based on her brother’s adolescent battle with schizophrenia, was shortlisted for the 2012 NSW Premier’s Award for New Writing. Her children’s chapter book In the Dark of Night (Ransom) was released in 2016 and was selected as part of the nationwide library promotion Summer Reading Club 2016/17. She has been widely published in Australian and international journals, including Best Australian Stories 2014. She teaches yoga and creative writing at universities in Brisbane, and innovative workshops combining both.

This workshop runs for 2.5 hours. Ticket price includes morning tea. If you’d like to join us for lunch you will need to pre-order 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.