Queensland Writers Centre

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

South Brisbane, QLD, AU, 4101

Literary Fiction: Playing in Limitless Space with Ashley Hay

Literary fiction offers enormous possibilities in form, content, language and style. This workshop provides a range of clear tools and strategies to help you explore the possibilities of stories you know, stories you’ve dreamed or stories you need to discover — and to keep your fiction moving once it’s underway.


Workshop for beginner and intermediate writers. More information on program formats and level definitions can be found here.

About Ashley Hay

Ashley Hay’s work has been praised for its “intelligent scrutiny of the human psyche”, “a tenderness that is deeply compelling” and its “simple grace”. Her latest book, A Hundred Small Lessons, received a five-star review from Books+Publishing. Her previous novel, The Railwayman’s Wife, received the Colin Roderick Award from the Foundation for Australian Literary Studies, and was voted People’s Choice in the NSW Premier’s Literary Awards. An essayist, journalist and reviewer, Ashley has also received the Bragg/UNSW Press Prize for Science Writing.


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

Unless otherwise stated, QWC 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. 

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.


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