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March 2020

How to Write the Story of Your Life

March 14 @ 10:00 am - 2:30 pm
La Trobe University, 210 Fryers Street
Shepparton, Victoria 3630 Australia
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$10

Join playwright/screenwriter Hannie Rayson and theatre  director/historian Michael Cathcart This is a popular writing workshop for anyone who wants to write their own life story, or to write a family history. You’ll discover how to structure your story. What to include and what to leave out. And how to engage your reader by bringing your own perspective and insights to your work. You’ll also develop simple techniques to overcome writers’ block. This event will also give you a sneak preview…

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Furphy the Water Cart and the Word

March 16 @ 7:00 pm - 7:30 pm
University of Melbourne, Dept Rural Health, 49 Graham St
Shepparton, VIC 3630
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FREE

From Shepparton business, to national idiom Furphy have been a part of Shepparton and the Goulburn Valley since the mid 1870s. Founded by John Furphy, a son of Irish immigrants, the company grew out of a blacksmith’s shop and over the years has grown and adapted to the demands of change and progress. The water cart was one of their most successful inventions and has made the family name particularly well known. Once a soldier’s slang, it is now a…

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True Vision

March 17 - March 24
GOTAFE Shepparton Campus, 152-200 Fryers St
Shepparton, Victoria 3630 Australia
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FREE

True Vision is a documentary about Alfie. It is the story of a little boy who was born with an impossible diagnosis, and his mother who was determined not to let it define him. Follow locally-raised producer Diana Fisk on a journey to create a film of inspiration and hope. This event will spark conversation and expand the idea of what is possible for someone living with a disability. Tuesday 17 March @ 6 pm. Blind screening. Challenge your senses…

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Film Workshops

March 18 - March 25
FREE

Come together as digital creatives and production wizards to be part of the team who writes, designs and creates the community clip for the Shepp Festival 25 year celebration in 2021. Hear from Shepp-raised film-producer Diana Fisk and local writer-director Michael Hudson as we plan the content and brainstorm the process. The finished product will be screened publicly with behind the scenes snippets shared on social media throughout the year. Be a part of documenting the real humans of the…

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Bush Verse Workshop. Learn How to Write and Perform.

March 19 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Shepparton Heritage Centre Museum, 154 Welsford St
Shepparton, VIC 3630
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FREE

What do Banjo Patterson, Dorothea Mackellar, Henry Lawson and a score of talented writers and orators all over Australia have in common? A love of Bush Poetry! RiverConnect and the Kyabram Bush Verse Group invite you to learn the elements of two separate art forms: writing and performing bush verse. Participants will also discover great Australian writers and enjoy a performance from local poet Mick Coventry. Please bring a notebook, a pen and a creative brain!

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Literary Lunch with Jill Barclay

March 24 @ 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
The Barn at Buchanans Ridge,, 165 Smith Road, Murchison
Murchison, Victoria 3610 Australia
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$35

Murchison Book Club invite you to a Literary Lunch with author Jill Barclay. The Illustrator is based on Jill’s grandmother, Eileen, a woman who just disappears. All her life, she has been sure of one thing – her love of drawing and the desire to be a commercial artist. In the 1920s, Eileen’s talents are well recognised in the Goulburn Valley where she is a farmer’s daughter, but this is a place and time when women can only be wives,…

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