May 2


06:00 pm - 08:00 pm

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Upcoming Events

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Queensland Writers Centre


Meeting Room 1B

Level 1, State Library of Queensland Stanley Place, Brisbane, QLD 4101

Brisbane, QLD, AU, 4101


With Nick Earls

Get lead into the world of novella writing by one of Australia’s finest.

Nick Earls will provide an overview of novella publishing past and present, with a focus on key points of contemporary writing craft that work specifically for novellas. He will also examine novella publishing, markets and competitions. Participants will gain novella-writing techniques so that they and their work are ready for the marketplace.

Nick will have copies of his Novellas available for purchase after the event and attendees can get their hands on them for $15 each or $70 for the set (cash only).


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

About Nick Earls

Nick Earls writes long, short and medium-sized fiction, tallying 26 books for adults, teenagers and children. He is the winner of several awards, including the Betty Trask Award (UK) and Children’s Book Council of Australia Book of the Year Award. His novels have appeared on bestseller lists in Australia, the UK and the Amazon Kindle Store; several have been adapted for the stage and screen. As well as one of the Wisdom Tree novellas being selected in Griffith Review’s Novella Project 3, another has been shortlisted for the Christina Stead Prize for Fiction, one won the People’s Choice Award at the NSW Premier’s Literary Awards, and the series as a whole has won gold medals in the Independent Publisher Book Awards and the eLit 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 and concession tickets will be confirmed on arrival.

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. 

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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