July 13


09:00 am - 02:30 pm

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Queensland Writers Centre


Aitkinvale Library

4 Petunia Street Aitkinvale, Townsville, QLD 4814

Townsville, QLD, AU, 4814


With Eileen Herbert-Goodall

Hone your storytelling skills by mastering the short story!

Explore the art of crafting engaging stories and memoir with this in-depth workshop. You’ll learn how to hook readers with great openings, fuel interesting plot-turns, deliver performance-oriented scenes, develop round characters, convey a vivid setting, manipulate narrative structure, choose a point of view…and more. You’ll also tackle several fun writing activities designed to hone your story-telling skills.

The Townsville regional program is offered free by Townsville City Council in partnership with Queensland Writers Centre.


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

About Eileen

Eileen Herbert-Goodall is an experienced editor and director of the online writing organisation, Field of Words. With a Doctorate of Creative Arts, her endeavour is to share her knowledge by coaching other writers, emerging and established. She is a published writer of fiction and non-fiction across various magazines, journals and international anthologies. She also has two novellas: The Sherbrooke Brothers and Sister and Lover, Keeper: A Novella, the latter due for release in 2019. 

Eileen Herbert-Goodall Headshot


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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