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We are delighted to extend an invitation to ‘And Now They’re Laughing!’, a celebration of writers of humour in Australian children’s literature. Join us for a weekend of Book Heaven with a stimulating, varied and inspiring program plus Book Launches, Trade Displays, Book Signings and so much more! Take a look at the wonderful 2019 Conference program across two…

This year the Sunshine Writer’s Retreat has an amazing mix of presenters and activities aimed at inspiring and educating authors from all genres and at all stages of their writing career. In this incredible writers retreat experience, you’ll enjoy 3.5 days in the gorgeous Sunshine Coast hinterland where you’ll learn from some of Australia’s foremost…

Be Inspired to Find Your Story! Learn how to write your memoir, family history, autobiography or biography. Attend masterclasses with a stellar line-up of expert, award-winning authors, family history researchers and publishing industry professionals on the gorgeous Sunshine Coast. The specially designed program covers key elements of researching, planning and writing your own story. Multiple…

For those who haven’t come along to a Race before here’s what you need to know: A Writing Race is a self-directed, one-hour writing session done in the company of online peers. The Race takes the form of a comment stream within the Writing Race Event created on the AWM Facebook page. Just ‘join’ the…

A monthly cafe reading series for the over worked and under appreciated writer. Come along to Wild Readings at Mu’ooz Restaurant and read a short extract of your work to a live audience. Wild Readings is a free monthly reading series aiming to give everyone’s writing an airing regardless of genre, media or publishing status….

Book Links’ Travelling Suitcases are filled with interesting and curious keepsakes from five of Queensland’s top children’s book authors and illustrators as well as a new case for Australian Children’s Laureate Jackie French. They include their books; edited manuscripts and a DVD of the artists at works.  Activities to use in the classroom and in…

At the Townsville Writers and Publishers Centre in Riverway Arts Centre writers groups meet regularly to workshop the craft of writing. They are supportive and friendly communities to belong to and there are opportunities for collaborative projects but no expectations to do so. Venue: Riverway Arts Centre 20 Village Boulevard, Thuringowa Central, meet in the…

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