November 22


10:00 am - 04:00 pm

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Queensland Writers Centre


Auditorium 1

State Library of Queensland Stanley Place, South Brisbane, QLD 4101

South Brisbane, QLD, AU, 4101


with Kate Forsyth

No matter what genre you’re writing in, world-building is an essential skill in creating fiction that your readers will love.

In this workshop, award-winning and prolific author, Kate Forsyth, will give you the tools and building materials you need to create a vivid and believable world of your own.

Come along with pen & paper and be prepared for a few lightning-fast writing exercises. Kate is a master storyteller experienced in creating fictional fantasy worlds.

Whether your world includes castles, cursed gardens or fantastic creatures, Kate’s workshop will help you ensure it’s one everyone will love.

Lunch provided.

About Kate:

    Kate Forsyth wrote her first novel aged seven & has now sold more than a million books worldwide. Her most recent book, The Blue Rose, moves between Imperial China and France during the ‘Terror’ of the French Revolution and was inspired by the true story of the quest for a blood-red rose. Other novels for adults include Beauty in Thorns, a reimagining of Sleeping Beauty set amongst the passions and scandals of the Pre-Raphaelites; Bitter Greens, which won the 2015 American Library Association award for Best Historical Fiction; The Wild Girl, the story of the forbidden romance behind the Grimm brothers’ fairy tales, which was named the Most Memorable Love Story of 2013; The Beast’s Garden, a reimagining of the Grimm brothers’ version of Beauty & the Beast set in Nazi Germany; and The Silver Well, a collection of seven interlinking stories co-written with Kim Wilkins. Kate’s books for children include the collection of fairy-tale retellings Vasilisa the Wise & Other Tales of Brave Young Women, which came second in the Fairies and Folklore category of the 2018 Readers Favorite book awards in the US.


    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. 

    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.

    GenreCon 2019-specific Terms & Conditions can be found here.


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