Peppers Mineral Springs Hotel



Start a new chapter at a writer's workshop

12 March 2010

Everyone has a life story to tell, but writing it down for others to share is another thing altogether...

If you're hoping to learn how to write about your own life, or someone else's, there's a book lovers getaway at Hepburn Springs in Victoria to help you turn the page and begin writing to your heart's content.

Following on from the Back to Booktown Festival in Clunes, the writer’s workshop will be held on 2 - 4 May at Peppers Springs Retreat & Spa in Hepburn Springs.

Join Dr Susan Mitchell,  adjunct Professor of creative writing,  ABC broadcaster and author of 14 books spanning the iconic Tall Poppies, Margaret Whitlam's biography, portraits of Sonia McMahon, Tamie Fraser and Janette Howard through to true crime highlighting the Adelaide ‘bodies in the barrel murders’.

Susan’s diverse subjects highlight her ability to communicate on a variety of levels always using her mantra of ‘tell the truth and don’t be boring’.

The workshop will focus on memoir, life writing, family history or an aspect or period of a life story exploring issues such as narrative voice, narrative structure, the difficulties of truth and pushing the limits of memoir.

The three-day workshop includes two night's accommodation, breakfasts, morning and afternoon teas, a seasonally inspired dinner in the spectacular DECO restaurant on the first night and, of course, the all important presentations and advice.

Sharing with a friend is great value with twin share at $563 per person, or a single room for one guest $771.

And if you desire some divine inspiration and indulgence, the multi award-winning Mineral Spa is on-site, although we recommend booking spa treatments ahead of your arrival to avoid missing out.

For further information phone 03 5348 2202 or email to

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