NaNoWriMo workshop: Jonica Newby

Jonica Newby NaNoWriMo

Dr Jonica Newby, award-winning TV science reporter and author, shares her insights into creating gripping, informative and emotionally truthful stories told from a personal perspective.

In this workshop Jonica shares her approach to the all-important story structure, how the lessons of fiction and movies can be applied to non-fiction writing, how she conducts her research, and how putting yourself in a story can help bring it to life – but if you do, how much do you reveal?

Whatever your interest in personal writing, this interactive workshop will be a stimulating, creative and probably fun afternoon – after all, Jonica did dedicate a whole chapter in her latest book to the importance of humour!

Dr Jonica Newby is a science reporter, author, TV presenter and director best known for her two decades on ABC TV’s popular weekly science program, Catalyst. She has twice won the Eureka Award, Australia’s most prestigious science journalism prize, and is a recipient of a World TV Award. She is the author of Beyond Climate Grief: A journey of love, snow, fire and an enchanted beer can - a magical, often funny, and deeply moving personal story that explores how to navigate the emotional turmoil of climate change.

About NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month)

National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) began in 1999 as a daunting but straightforward challenge: to write 50,000 words of a novel in thirty days. Now, each year on 1 November, hundreds of thousands of people around the world begin to write, determined to end the month with 50,000 words of a brand new novel.

This year Kiama and Gerringong Libraries will host four popular and celebrated local authors in a series of workshops designed to inspire and support you, wherever you are on your writing journey.


  • Tuesday, 29 November 2022 | 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM


Kiama Library, 7 Railway Parade, KIAMA, 2533, View Map

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