May 19


10:30 am - 04:30 pm

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Queensland Writers Centre


Queensland Writers Centre

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

South Brisbane, QLD, AU, 4101

Writing Crime Fiction with Katherine Howell

This workshop teaches the key elements of crime fiction—character, setting, plot, and suspense—and how to employ them in ways that keep the reader turning pages. By the end of the workshop participants will understand the importance of the four elements, be able to assess how well they are functioning in their own work, have new tools that enable them to develop and improve these elements, and have the techniques to produce stronger and more publishable work.


Workshop for beginner to 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, which was 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?

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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