#About the event
Duration: 60 minutes
Life is messy. So writing about life needs to be a catastrophic dramafest. Yet as writers, our stories—even magical fantasies—must be based on truth. Learn how and when to unleash your emotive ammo in a ‘show, don’t tell’ presentation that may leave you finding shelter from the storytelling storm—literally and figuratively.
The University of Queensland
Lystra Rose, a descendant of the Guugu Yimithirr, Birri Gubba, Erub and Scottish nations, is an award-winning writer and editor who lives in a land where the rainforest meets the sea… Yugambeh-speaking country (Gold Coast), Australia. When she’s not catching waves with her husband and their two groms, Lystra is editing Surfing Life magazine. She is the first female editor-in-chief of a mainstream surf magazine in the world. Surfing is Lystra’s daily reminder to ‘let fear be your friend, not your foe, and use it to do the things you love or were meant to do’. It’s also her creativity generator. The Upwelling is Lystra’s debut novel.