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Can’t get to that QWC event you’d really love to attend? No worries – live streaming is on its way!

The Queensland Writers Centre is always on the lookout for ways to improve our member services. While we’re based at the State Library of Queensland, our relationships with libraries and writing groups throughout the state allows members from all over Queensland to access a wide variety of QWC workshops and events. In addition to this, we sponsor and assist many of the regional writers’ festivals in bringing authors and more to their events.

But let’s face it – sometimes it would be great to attend from the comfort of your own home. Wherever you are, live streaming is a chance to liberate yourself from the everyday. Live streaming means you can get everything done and still take in the course you really wanted to do. Got a recipe you’ve been meaning to try out? Live stream while you bake. Filing to do? Time will fly when you do it in front of a live stream.

Our very first live streamed event was a great success, with members joining Samantha Wheeler’s Writing Middle Grade Fiction workshop from Bundaberg, Townsville and Cairns, as well as much closer to home. With a facilitator on site, live stream attendees were able to post their questions online for Samantha to answer, or chat amongst themselves for that workshop community feel.

Joining a live stream is really simple. You can sign up on Eventbrite, just like any of our live workshops and courses. Once your payment is processed you’ll receive a live stream link from Crowdcast, as well as an electronic reminder shortly before the live stream happens – so you don’t have to worry about missing anything.

Live streams are simple and inclusive, enabling you to participate as much or as little as you prefer. You can try one this weekend, as Tiana Templeton goes live with Blogging for Writers. It’s a great opportunity to learn about keeping the attention of your audience and making sure you’re sending the right message.

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