Hazel Edwards

“Creativity is the fun of putting
together unexpected ideas”

Not Just a Piece of Cake: Being an Author


 Hazel's memoir is out. Anecdotal, humorous 'slice of life' 'Not Just a Piece of Cake' about the realities of being an author longterm, when you also have a family. Insight into a diverse workstyle behind and beyond  the vintage picture book 'There's a Hippopotamus on our Roof Eating Cake'. Plus the risk-taking which is culturally and artistically necessary.Why being an Antarctic expeditioner or trekking in Nepal is research. Mentoring. Literary speed dating with a character. 100 Hippo memories. Hippocampus where memories are kept.

The busy-ness of longterm creativity including poignant fan mail, collaboration, multi-media with a little family history mystery  and Hazelnuts mentoring. Strategies for aspiring writers. Tackles myths that writing for children is easier or of less significance. Available Booktopia

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Events & Appearances 2018

1st Fri each month   PROV 10-1pm  Mentoring & Finishing Book-Length Non Fiction.

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5th  10-1pm PROV 'Finishing Book-Length Project'

Feb 3rd  (Sat) 11am  Victorian Medical Women's Society historical walk.

Feb 6th   6:30-8.pm pm Dymocks Camberwell Tues Book Club 'Celebrant Sleuth' talk & signing at Barolo Trattoria, 885 Burke Rd, C'well (need to book) 

March 3rd Indian Fundraiser 

March 8th  Donvale Library  Writing a Non Boring Family History

March 13th (Tues) Watsonia Library  6-7 pm

March 24th  Goulburn Readers/Writers' Festival 

April 20th (Fri) Hazelnuts

April 30th (Mon 10-1pm) Cranbourne East , 'Writing a Non Boring Family History'

June 7th Adelaide: Early Childhood Educators' conference 

August:History Month

August 4th 10-1pm Port Phillip Heritage Centre  'Writing a Non Boring Family History or Memoir' workshop

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