Capricon Steampunk and Pop Culture Convention 2019

CapriCon is set to be bigger and better in 2019 with a location change! CapriCon scheduled for Saturday 6 April 2019, 10am – 8pm at the Rockhampton Showgrounds is a free event for all ages, providing a fun, inclusive and immersive event that people don’t just attend, they experience. Where: Rockhampton Showgrounds When: Saturday 6…

Join Queensland Poetry Festival on the Riverbend deck be captivated by the words of outstanding poets! Where: Riverbend Books When: Tuesday 26 March, 6:30 pm Cost: $8 More information

In this two hour workshop with acclaimed author, Samantha Wheeler, you will reconnect with an authentic voice that forms the crux of any good narrative in fiction books. Beyond voice and motivation, you will also explore how dialogue affects plot, point of view and subplots to keep a story interesting without over-complicating it. Where: Wynnum…

Join Rebecca Huntley at Souths Leagues Club for the launch of her Quarterly Essay: On Progress and Politics. Where: South Leagues Club When: Tuesday 26 March, 6pm Cost: $20 More information

Come along to Riverbend on Friday the 22nd March at 6.30pm to hear the hilarious tale of Thirty Thousand Bottles of Wine and a Pig Called Helga, A not-so-perfect tree change by Todd Alexander. Where: Riverbend Books When: Friday 22 March, 6:30 pm Cost: $8 More information

  Join Natasha Stott Despoja for a discussion on her literary essay On Violence. Early bird ticket deal – $20 includes book. Where: Riverbend Books When: Friday 22 March, 6 pm Cost: $20 More information

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….

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