Last chance to book for a six-week creative writing course with Candida Baker


Calling all women! Come on a six-week journey of creative self-discovery – kick-start your writing projects for 2016 in the insiprational environment of the Byron Bay hinterland with author, publisher and editor Candida Baker.

“It’s the first time I’ve offered a writing course for women in some years,” says Candida, whose latest book, Belinda the Ninja Ballerina, was published in October.  “I’m very excited to have created these courses for women, to help them on their writing journeys and to encourage them to tap into their full creative power.”

Candida, who started Verandah Magazine 18 months ago, is the author of numerous books including the non-fiction series Yacker,  Australian Writers Talk About Their Work; two novels, The Hidden and Women and Horses; a book of short stories, The Powerful Owl, numerous anthologies and several children’s books.


“I see my whole life as being creative,” says Candida.  “I love to take photographs, and also to paint, and I’m also a natural horsemanship practitioner.  I’ve found that if I can simply allow the creativty to flow then projects unfold in the most amazing way.  I’m currently working on my third novel, based on the life of photographer Eadweard Muybridge, and I’m looking forward to sharing my creative process with participants in the course.”

As a journalist Candida has been editor of The Weekend Australian Magazine, deputy editor of the Good Weekend; arts editor of the Sydney Morning Herald and a feature writer on The Age.  She was Director of the 2011 Byron Bay Writers’ Festival, and since then she has run numerous events and workshops in the Byron Bay region.

“Candida has worked with me for a year on my personal memoir, guiding me through the writing, editing and publishing processes.  She’s been a great teacher – patient and inspirational. She’s helped me understand the difference between writing words and ‘being a writer’.  I can highly recommend Candida – writers and would-be writers will truly benefit from her courses.”  – Anna Middleton

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