MEET THE AUTHOR The House Detective and that Lino Lady Against the backdrop of the Brisbane River, join Queensland author, Caylie Jeffery, and House Detective, Marianne Taylor, for an entertaining presentation and conversation with WQ editor, Sandra Makaresz. Inspired by Caylie’s Under the Lino project, you’ll find out how this Queensland Memory Awards recipient built a community and wrote a…

TRANSFORMING CHARACTERS MASTERCLASS With Kathryn Heyman Learn how to create characters who transform – or resist change – on the page  Writing requires a mixture of art and craft – no matter what genre you’re working in. Whether you’re writing fiction or narrative non-fiction, this unique masterclass with acclaimed writer and mentor Kathryn Heyman will…

BRING YOUR WRITING TO LIFE with Kathryn Heyman Discover tools and techniques to make your prose come alive. Rich, luscious writing is writing which has life in it – life on the page, and the life in the writing of it. In this one-day workshop for passionate writers, we’ll explore ways of making your words…

SURVIVING THE DEVELOPMENTAL PHASE with Laurel Cohn So you finally have a draft of your manuscript. What next? To give your manuscript the greatest chance of success, you need to develop it to the highest possible standard. This workshop is designed to equip writers who have finished at least one full draft of their manuscript with…

WRITING YA with Karen Foxlee Embrace your inner teen and write for young adults. This 6-hour workshop will show you how to develop compelling and complex teen characters, how to find a voice for them, and how to keep your readers hooked through plot and structure.  Learning Outcomes: During the workshop, you will: Gain an…

FINDING YOUR VOICE with Shelley Davidow Find your writers voice and uncover the secrets all great writers know. Drawing on her experience as an award-winning author of 45 books written across genres, Shelley Davidow looks at practical and essential tools that all writers need in order to make words into the keys that unlock limitless…

WRITING FOR CHILDREN with Zanni Louise Craft a story children will love. In this engaging workshop, Zanni Louise shares her experience as an author, and guides writers to unlock their story ideas and unique voice. Writers learn storyboarding techniques, and work on how to grow their ideas into a compelling narrative children will relate to….

POETRY VERSES PROSE With Kathryn Apel Learn how writing in verse develops writing muscle and sparks creativity. If you’re interested in poetry – or intimidated – this workshop will equip you with a variety of simple techniques to build writing muscle and spark creativity, across all genres.  This workshop is delivered through Queensland Writers Centre’s…

WRITING MAGIC with Karen Foxlee Magic world building and character creation for beginners Do you dream of writing magical stories for kids and young adults? Karen Foxlee will take you through the basics of magic world building, character creation and the essential ingredients for giving heart and soul to your magical adventures. Learning Outcomes: Through…

WRITING TRAUMA with Lea Scott Allow readers to witness another’s pain and learn from it. In this workshop, you will learn techniques and strategies for writing traumatic stories and traumatised characters for memoir, biography and fiction in an authentic and engaging way. Understand the neuroscience of trauma to develop realistic character fight/flight/freeze responses, mimic the…

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