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ACMI X in partnership with Experimenta

Media Training Workshops


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Wed 6 & Wed 13 Sep 2023


Learn how best to tell your stories for publication – in the media, online and on radio – and attract an audience, in these workshops led by industry experts.

Workshop 1: Tell your story

Our first workshop examines what makes your story interesting and how best to tell it – in interviews and in writing.

Through practical exercises, we’ll show you how to transform your work into interesting stories and shape them for public consumption.

Book now $20

Workshop 2: See your story

The second workshop covers how to “sell” your story and who to "sell" it to, and how to prepare for and deliver in interviews. The session will be practical and interactive, with mock interviews by volunteers so we can all rehearse and learn from each other.

By the end of the two workshops, you will feel confident to define your story, be clear about what you want to say and about how you say it. You will receive a helpful manual of templates to take away with you for future use.

Book now $20

Book both workshops for $35


Event Partner


Swinburne Studio, Level 1
ACMI, Fed Square

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Session duration

Each workshop is 2 hours long.

Workshop leaders

Esther Coleman-Hawkins and Denise Eriksen

Denise Eriksen and Esther Coleman Hawkins are co-founders of Media Mentors Australia, a company which enables people to build successful careers in the Arts and Screen Industries. Denise and Esther trained as journalists and have long experience on that side of the camera, and both are skilled at storytelling – in whatever form that takes.

Visit the Media Mentors Australia website
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