November 16


10:30 am - 01:30 pm

Event Category:

Featured Events, Upcoming Events

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Queensland Writers Centre


Queensland Writers Centre

Level 2, State Library of Queensland Stanley Place, Brisbane, QLD 4101

Brisbane, QLD, AU, 4101


with T.M. Clark


No story is complete without a villain to love and hate.

Villains are fascinating when written well. So, how do you create a villain your readers love to hate? T.M. Clark will workshop how to make your villain compelling and to suit your created world while keeping both your readers, and you as a writer, interested in your story. Participants will create a hero and a villain for their own story through interactive activities, writing exercises, and villainous interviews


Learning Outcomes:

Attendees will create both a hero and a villain for their own story while having fun with writing skills writing exercises, brainstorming, and group discussions, including:

  • Examination of villain’s and pinpointing what worked well in them – and why.
  • Character development of hero and villains
  • Learning how to ‘be cruel’ to ‘create beautiful’ in literature
  • Learning that creating isn’t always sitting at a desk typing and can be fun when done in groups or individually.



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


About T.M. Clark:

T.M. Clark combines her passion for storytelling, with the wilder places in her multicultural books. Writing for adults and children, she’s been nominated for a Queensland Literary award, and is a Children’s Book Council Notable. When not plotting to kill people and hide their bodies (including her fans – only on request and in literature), you can find her helping others on their journey towards publication.

T.M. Clark



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 are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Information on getting to the State Library of Queensland can be found here.

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 live streamed?

Queensland Writers Centre aims to provide material to its membership regardless of where they reside within Queensland by live streaming 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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