June 2024

Writers Michael McGirr and Ann Rennie in Conversation

A workshop for writers hosted by the Sisters of the Good Samaritan in Sydney recently included a conversation between well-known author Michael McGirr and Melbourne-based writer and teacher Ann Rennie.

Fifty people participated in The Good Oil Writers’ Workshop, which had the theme, Words Matter – engaging with our Readers, nourishing the Spirit and building Community.

Michael’s books have sold more than 200,000 copies. He has been chair of judges of the National Biography Award and chair of judges of the NSW Premier’s Literary Awards.

Ann is a published author who contributes to various media outlets and writes a monthly column for her local parish cluster. Her latest adventure is a fortnightly radio show on Radio Maria, a Catholic digital radio station based in Melbourne.

The Good Oil Writers’ Workshop is an initiative of the Sisters of the Good Samaritan in partnership with Garratt Publishing.

Further reading

‘The Good Oil Writers’ Workshop encourages and inspires’, The Good Oil, June 2024.

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