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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May 22nd Sackville Grange, Kew  2-3 pm 'Celebrant Sleuth' 

June 7th  5 pm Early Childhood Educators' conference, Sth Adelaide Football Club, Noarlunga Downes.

June 15th  Extra Prov class  10-1pm 

July 17th (Tues) 12-1.30  RACV Club  " Writing a Non Boring Family History or Memoir' 

July 20th 6pm Sisters in Crime 'Small Towns, Big Secrets, Murderous Intent' Panel MC with 'Celebrant Sleuth' 

July 24th  (Tues) 11-12  VUT Footscray, Nicolson Campus Room T 101 'Not Just a Piece of Cake'  

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

August 9th   Thurs 10-1pm Mornington Library 'Writing a Non Boring Family History or Memoir'

August 18th (Sat) 10-1pm   Prahran Mech Institute Library  'Writing a Non Boring Family History or Memoir' 

August 27th (Mon)   Berwick Lodge Primary (Author visit & Inservice)

August 31st  Society of Women Writers 'Alice' Awards'  Library at the Dock.

September 1st   10-1pm Yarra Glen Workshop Authorpreneurship

September 3rd  10.50 _12.50  Oakleigh Primary Arts Festival 

October 8th  10 am Brighton Book Club 'Celebrant Sleuth'

October 11th  1-2.30 Parkdale Library 'Writing A Non Boring Family History or Memoir' workshop

October 12th  11-12.30  Wheelers Centre  'Writing a Non Boring Family History or Memoir'

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