Ballarat Writers Inc is proud to announce that this year we have secured Lee Kofman as judge for the Southern Cross Short Story Competition. Lee will also be presenting a 4-hour workshop on “Writing Compelling Characters and Dialogue”.

This workshop will be held from 1pm – 5pm on Sunday 7th July 2019 in The Printers Room in the basement of Sebastiaans 58–60 Lydiard St N, on the corner of Mair Street, with entry from Mair Street.

The costs are $25.00 for BWI members and $30.00 for non-members, and the event is open to all members of the public. You can join Ballarat Writers by following the prompts at

Bookings for Lee’s workshop can be made via Trybooking at

We have to limit the number of attendees to just 30, so you’ll need to be quick to book to ensure your place with Lee.

Lee Kofman is the author of five books, including memoirs: Imperfect: How bodies shape the people we become (2019, Affirm Press) and The Dangerous Bride (2014, Melbourne University Press); and editor of Split (2019) and co-editor of Rebellious Daughters (2016), anthologies of personal essays by prominent Australian authors via Ventura Press. Her short works have been widely published in Australia and overseas. Her blog was a finalist for Best Australian Blogs 2014. More at