Eulogies and CV's covered in writing workshops

Published on 29 September 2022

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Esteemed writer Keith Whelan is returning to the Cessnock Local Government Area to run two workshops covering challenging writing tasks.

Whelan’s first workshop will take attendees through the process of writing a eulogy, step-by-step. A eulogy, or tribute, is a special part of a funeral, but it can be hard to know where to begin and what to include. The eulogy workshop will be held on Thursday 6 October, 10.30am to 12.30pm at Cessnock Library.

The second workshop will help attendees write a CV. A clear, tailored and professional CV is an important part of applying for a job. This workshop will take place on Friday 7 October, 10.30am to 12:30pm at Kurri Kurri Library.

Whelan said he was passionate about running these workshops because they were helpful to the community.

“Eulogies and CV’s can be daunting things to write and there are a surprising number of people out there who have never done them,” Whelan said.

“I love using my skills to help the community with these things because they can be quite challenging.”

Whelan graduated with a Diploma in Journalism and Media Studies from Griffith College, Dublin, and also holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Administration, from the University of Limerick, and a Master’s Degree in Social Change and Development, from the University of Newcastle, Australia. He has been running writing workshops since 2007, specialising in creative writing.

For further information call Cessnock Library on 4993 4399, or Kurri Kurri Library on 4937 1638. Get your free library membership at and book in online at

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