November 16


10:30 am - 04:30 pm

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Upcoming Events

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Queensland Writers Centre


Cairns City Library Meeting Room

151 Abbott Street, Cairns, QLD 4870

Cairns, QLD, AU, 4870


with Craig Batty

Go from concept to pitch in just one day!

This workshop will explore two of the fundamental aspects of creating a TV or web series ‚Äď world and character. Aimed at emerging and practising screenwriters who want to advance their skills in developing concepts and deepening their understanding of script development, it will delve into the relationship between world and character, and how this informs themes and storylines. In teams, participants will develop and pitch a series idea, and have strong ideas about how they would then go on to storyline and write the series.

This workshop is brought to Cairns by Queensland Writers Centre in partnership with Central Queensland University and Cairns Tropical Writers. 

Learning Outcomes:

You will improve your series development skills through guided exercises and group discussions with the following key focus areas:

  • Learn about the importance of world in a TV or web series

  • Create a compelling precinct for your drama to unfold

  • Understand how character arcs relate to world and theme

  • Develop a cast of characters and potential storylines

  • Pitch a series concept as part of a creative team


This is a craft workshop for intermediate and emerging writers. More information on program formats and level definitions can be found here.

About Craig:

Craig Batty is an award-winning author, educator and researcher in screenwriting and script development. He is author and editor of 12 books, including Writing for the Screen: Creative and Critical Approaches (2019), Screenplays: How to Write and Sell Them (2012) and The Creative Screenwriter: Exercises to Expand Your Craft(2012). Over 15 years, he has mentored many new, emerging and practising writers in the UK and Australia.

Craig Batty


Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

Unless otherwise stated, Queensland Writers Centre workshops and events are suitable for participants aged 16 years and over. If you are under 18 years of age, please check with us for suitability before purchasing a ticket. 

Membership will be confirmed on arrival, in the event it isn’t current, membership will need to be arranged.

What can I bring into the event?

You can bring either pen and paper or a laptop along with you to write with. If you do bring a laptop, please remember to bring a power adaptor if necessary. 

Will this event be livestreamed?

Queensland Writers Centre aims to provide material to its membership regardless of where they reside within Queensland by livestreaming some events. Attendees may be broadcast periodically throughout the event as recording takes place. If you wish not to be filmed, let staff know prior to the event.

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

You can contact us by phone on 07 3842 9922 or email us at

What’s the refund policy?

If Queensland Writers Centre cancels an event, we will try to reschedule it for a later date. If we cannot reschedule the event, or if you are unable to attend on the amended date, your payment will be refunded in full.
Except in special circumstances, if you cancel a booking for, or are unable to attend an event, workshop, seminar, or course, Queensland Writers Centre cannot provide a refund. You can contact us to discuss your situation on 07 3842 9922 or email us at

Terms and Conditions

All information is correct at the time of publication. We reserve the right to make changes to the advertised program information (including course content and tutors), but if this occurs, we will try to provide as much notice as possible.
We expect that all participants will behave respectfully and professionally towards their tutor and fellow students. We reserve the right to remove anyone who behaves in an aggressive or disruptive manner. If a participant is asked to leave the class on this basis, we will not offer a refund.
We cannot accept responsibility for any loss, damage or expense sustained by students as a result of an event or circumstance whether arising from natural cause, human agency or beyond our control otherwise.


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