Lisa Heidke is an experienced, knowledgeable and entertaining speaker. She speaks on a wide range of subjects, including writing contemporary fiction, editing from an author’s point of view, and work/life balance for writers and authors.
Lisa conducts workshops for adults on writing, including a full weekend workshop, ‘Writing Popular Women’s Fiction at the Australian Writers Centre, Sydney. She also teaches one and two hour contemporary fiction and romance writing workshops as well as seminars focusing on the writing life.
Appearances in recent years have included the Gloucester Writer’s Festival, GenreCon, Romance Writers of Australia Conference, Writers in the Park, Centennial Park, The Society of Women Writers, NSW, and the Shoalhaven Superheroes Festival.
What people are saying:
Lisa Heidke is a dynamic speaker and workshop facilitator. She is an authentic teacher who can engage an audience with her wit and wisdom. Lisa is humorous, vibrant and generous with her advice.
– Valerie Khoo, National Director of the Australian Writers’ Centre
Lisa Heidke is a dynamic author and speaker who engages audiences with her humour, integrity and stories. I highly recommend her.
Susanne Gervay OAM, awarded the Lifetime Social Justice by International Literacy Association; President, The Society of Women Writers, NSW
Lisa is a terrific speaker, full of energy, bright, warm & engaging & very entertaining. Her talk was one of the best we’ve had at the Library – certainly the most fun.’
Janet Johnson, Ku-Ring-Gai Libraries
“Lisa was an amazing presenter. She is so warm and thoughtful and encouraging. She also had lots of useful tips and examples.”- Janice Lim Popular Women’s Fiction workshop AWC
I had the great privilege of working with Lisa at The Shoalhaven Superheroes day of author events. Lisa was most professional in her approach to both the “So you want to be a writer” panel that she moderated and her workshop “Life in the First Draft”. She was very informative in her workshop and while make it fun for those of us listening. Was very willing to answer any question thrown at her about her own books as well as writing in general. Lisa kept the panel flowing smoothly while allowing the other authors space to have their say. Lisa’s passion for writing is infectious and I would not hesitate to attend another of her author talks or workshops.
Gail – DeanSwift Books Nowra
“Lisa was a fantastic presenter who really made the course a successful one. She has a great manner and was very inspiring with plenty of practical advice.”- Susannah Hardy, Popular Women’s Fiction workshop AWC
“I enjoyed gaining an insight into the world of a genuine writer. Lisa was enthusiastic, lively, encouraging and helpful. A very professional, relevant and hands-on course.”
– Samantha Wiese, Popular Women’s Fiction workshop AWC
Current workshops/topics include:
Writing Popular Women’s Fiction
Is Chick-lit Dumb-lit?
Plotter or Pantser…the pros and cons
The Writing Life: Finding your voice
The Writing Life: Life in the first draft
Sense and sanity – The highs and lows of procrastination and writing
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