Berry Writers Festival 2022

The inaugural Berry Writers Festival, held on the weekend of October 21-23 2022, has been judged by participants a genuine success – in no small measure thanks to the enthusiasm, generosity, and hard work of the Berry community, for which the festival Committee is very grateful.


21 October 2022 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm Uniting Hall, Berry Uniting Church, 71-77 Albert Street Berry NSW 2535

Helen O'NeillPresented by Helen O'Neil

Whatever the genre, be it fiction or non-fiction, research is one of the most powerful tools any writer can have at their disposal. This immersive, two-hour workshop will show you how to harness, direct and exploit research using everything from the basic tools of investigative journalism to establishing the nuances of evocative detail.

Helen will guide you through a series of easy-to-follow techniques that will enable you to mount a meaningful search on any subject. Using real-life examples to demonstrate the dos and the don’ts, this course will clarify how, why and when to dive into research. It will also cover ethics and – crucially - when to stop.

This is an interactive course with special emphasis on take-home strategies. It will show you how best to use both public and private information resources. Covering everything from online archives and libraries to the potential of interviews and observation, it will hone your research techniques. It will also give you the confidence to fully exploit the information and tactics you have gathered in a way that will power and enrich your written work.

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The Berry Writers Festival acknowledges the Dharawal and Dhurga language-speaking groups who are traditional owners of this area. We acknowledge their customs and culture, which have nourished, and continue to nourish, this land. And we extend our respects to Elders, past, present, and future.

Berry Writers Festival is a not for profit community event.
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Local Photography and other images by Katie Rivers Photography courtesy of Shoalhaven Tourism 

Overhead shot of Berry © Andy Hutchinson Photography.

Photography taken at the Berry Writers Festival 2022 and displayed on our gallery page is all  courtesy of Richard Miller Photography.
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