October 14


09:30 am - 03:30 pm

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Regional event

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Aitkenvale Library

4 Petunia Street Aitkenvale, Townsville, QLD 4814

Townsville, QLD, AU, 4814

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Thriller Writing

Thrilling stories. What are they? Where do you find them? How do you write them? A good thrilling story is something worth telling that the reader cannot put down. Stories are the creative conversion of life itself into a more powerful, clearer, more meaningful experience, and the writer’s goal is to create a good story well told. This workshop will cover what makes these good stories thrilling.

This workshop is free to participants thanks to the generous support of Townsville City Council.

Please Note: Bestselling author Katherine Howell has heroically stepped in to teach this workshop due to an unfortunate injury to James; he is expected to make a full recovery, but can not make this workshop.


A workshop for intermediate and emerging writers

More information on program formats and level definitions can be found here

About Katherine Howell

Former paramedic Katherine Howell is the bestselling author of eight crime novels. Her work has won awards and been published in multiple countries and languages, and in print, e-book, and audio. She holds two degrees in writing, and teaches workshops on subjects including crime writing, editing, and how to develop suspense in fiction, the focus of her masters’ thesis that saw a rejected manuscript selling in a two-book deal.


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

This course is for participants aged 18 years and above. 

 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 Monday – Friday between 9am and 5pm 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



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