Logan folk to hear free tips on writing, history, blogs and social media from Caylie Jeffrey

A woman who accidentally became something of an historian after finding old documents in her house will deliver a live Logan writing session.


A LITTLE HISTORY: Writer Caylie Jeffery will talk about becoming an author during a live-streamed event hosted by Logan libraries.

A LITTLE HISTORY: Writer Caylie Jeffery will talk about becoming an author during a live-streamed event hosted by Logan libraries.

A live-streamed writing session will provide the tools for people to begin their own self-publishing, blogging or history project.

Brisbane writer and educator Caylie Jeffery will deliver the Under the Lino session as part of National Family History Month focused on home, the family and keepsakes.

This free writing historical fiction session is being held in partnership with the Queensland Writers Centre and will be live-streamed via Zoom.

It will run from 11am to 12.30pm on Saturday, August 29.

Ms Jeffery became an accidental historian in 2017 after sharing old documents discovered in her home on social media.

An online group of more than 1000 amateur historians was then born.

Ms Jeffery turned the project into a crowd-funded, self-published book, Under the Lino, and a blog.

She is passionate about helping people to discover the benefits of the written word for mental health and well-being.

Logan Libraries will also live-stream via MS Teams a dating family photo session.

It will run from 10.30am to 11.30am on Wednesday, August 26.

Council's local heritage specialist Hilda Maclean will discuss how to identify nameless photos.

Register for both events at loganlibraries.org/whats-on.

Library staff will be in contact with more details after people register.