UNDER THE LINO: WRITING HISTORICAL FICTION With Caylie Jeffery Create your own project based on your own family, home or history In 2017, Brisbane writer and educator, Caylie Jeffery, became an accidental historian when she published a photograph of old documents she’d discovered in her home, on a social media channel. She unwittingly started an…

JOURNALING FOR WRITERS With Caylie Jeffery Fight writers’ block with a writers’ journal Join Brisbane writer and educator, Caylie Jeffery, as she shares personal experiences of how the art of journaling and letter-writing has taken her through various stages of her life and career. Caylie’s workshop will introduce the concept of writing, in a journal,…

WRITING FOR THE MIDDLE With Samantha Wheeler Transform your writing to craft a story children will love. Middle-Grade Fiction is of growing interest to both writers and publishers, but what makes it different to writing picture books or young adult fiction? The proposed workshop looks at helping emerging writers unlock the common traps experienced when…

What To Expect When You Get An Agent – with Justine Barker What should you expect with you finally get an agent? Justine Barker, Agent at Mayfair Literary Agency, will take you through the role of a literary agent, and hints and tips on getting one.  Format This is a seminar for intermediate and emerging…

Screenwriters’ Bootcamp with Veny Armanno  Date / Times: 6pm-8pm, Friday 15 March (A meet-and-greet with a chance to pitch and discuss your personal project) 10:30am-4:30pm, Saturday 16 March (Workshop) 10:30am-4:30pm, Sunday 17 March (Workshop) Are you a writer with a great idea for a movie but just don’t know how to start writing it for…

Writing Your Way Through: Narrative Structure and Momentum  How do you keep going with your novel or narrative non-fiction work after the first flush of excitement has settled down? How do you find the narrative momentum and, crucially, the writerly momentum, to get to the end? In this workshop, led by acclaimed writer and mentor…

Cooking Up A Synopsis with Laurel Cohn Most writers find writing a synopsis more daunting than producing an 80,000-word manuscript. But if you want your work considered by a publisher, agent, commissioning editor, mentoring program or grants body, there is no way around it. Even if you are planning on self-publishing. Drawing on synopses from…

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