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I learned to tell creepy stories on a farm in South Africa. There was nothing better to the five-year-old Carleton than joining the barefoot village children on the earthen floor of a mud hut. Old Xhosa women would spin us marvellous tales of river serpents, brave warriors, and white-painted, clay-clad women who returned from the…

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Crime fiction is riding a wave of popularity. But how do you go about it writing it? To help you figure it out here’s five tips from debut novelist, Sarah Thornton, author of Lapse, the first in a series of crime thrillers featuring blockbuster heroine, Clementine Jones.      1. Start with the hero It…

Quinn Eades - Queensland Writers Centre

By Quinn Eades I am a queer trans poet, writer, researcher, editor, and performer (not always in that order), and am currently on a 3 year research fellowship at La Trobe University, Melbourne, where I am developing a creative digital lab called Making the Margins in collaboration with Dr Son Vivienne, Associate Professor in English…

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  With Charlie Hester On the weekend I had the pleasure of attending Karen Foxlee’s ‘Writing Young Adult’ workshop. It was a great opportunity to meet with and learn from not only such an experienced and accomplished writer but also such a great teacher and super lovely person. Karen began by giving an overview of…

GenreCon Rose Option 2

We’re so excited to present the amazingly quirky and valuable GenreCon conference this November. Your enthusiasm and passion for GenreCon can be seen with our near sell out Early Bird tickets. This super-discounted price will end this weekend, so be quick and grab one of the last few remaining early bird tickets. For members yet…

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By: Carleton Chinner Humans have been telling each other stories about made-up magical beings doing impossible things since we first sat around campfires and stared out into the dark. The lure of the unknown has always pulled at some of us. If asking “what if?” takes you on a journey to a distant galaxy or…

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 Everyone has a favourite picture book, right? A book that got into their bones when they were really young, and stayed there. Or maybe it’s a new book you’ve fallen in love with, when reading to your little ones. Falling in love with, or rediscovering an old picture book flame touches a part of…

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When I was a child growing up in South Africa, all I wanted to do was make movies. I saw everything as if it were a story – perhaps because so many of the events were confronting for a seven or eleven year old: the night of the huge veld fire that came too close…

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Lucy is a sixteen-year-old paraplegic who has seen strange lights hovering over the creek on her father’s 10,000 acre farm in far north Queensland; heart disease is the number one killing disease in Australia; we have to rethink our ideas on failure and perhaps redefine the word failure as an unexpected outcome. After all, 4…

UndertheLino

Known for her wonderful contributions to the Brisbane History Community, Caylie Jeffery (Author of Under the Lino and Qld Memory Award winner) will be meeting with the House Detective, Marianne Taylor, for an insightful and entertaining conversation with WQ editor Sandra Makaresz. Join in this inspiring event as they dive deep into discussions about researching…

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