Welcome to our program of events for January – June 2018

Claire Keegan ● James Bradley ● Alice Pung ● Ashley Hay ● Ryan O’Neill ● Karen Foxlee ● Katherine Howell ● Melissa Ashley ● Vikki Wakefiled ● Venny Armanno ● Simon Kindt ● Warren Ward ● Laurel Cohn ● Cass Moriarty ● Sally Piper ● Jessica White ● Kim Wilkins ● Shannon Horsfall ● Kristina Olsson 

Featuring multi international award winners through to bestselling genre writers, critically acclaimed memoirists and YA writers, writing philosphers and highly experienced editors, this program caters to a wide range of writing interests and is facilitated by experienced tutors and practitioners.  

The program offers something for writers at all stages of their career: from beginner through to established levels.  It is notoriously difficult to define these levels, but it is arguably worse to be a beginner in a workshop for established writers or vice-versa. For this reason, we have provided some simple guides to help you determine which QWC sessions are right for you.  If you require further clarification about program suitability, don’t hesitate to contact us.

 



May 19
Writing Crime Fiction with Katherine Howell
Queensland Writers Centre - Level 2, State Library of Queensland Stanley Place, South Brisbane, QLD 4101
May 20
After the End: Apocalyptic and Dystopic Futures with James Bradley
Queensland Writers Centre - Level 2, State Library of Queensland Stanley Place, South Brisbane, QLD 4101
May 22
How Fiction Works with Claire Keegan
Queensland Writers Centre - Level 2, State Library of Queensland Stanley Place, South Brisbane, QLD 4101
Jun 03
Literary Salon with Alice Pung and Special Guests
Red Box - Level 2, State Library of Queensland Stanley Place, South Brisbane, QLD 4101
Jun 04
Writing your Life Story with Alice Pung
Queensland Writers Centre - Level 2, State Library of Queensland Stanley Place, South Brisbane, QLD 4101
Jun 05
Jung for Writers with Warren Ward
Meeting Room 1.B, Ground floor, State Library of Queensland
Jun 16
The Alchemy of Research: Transforming sources into Historical Fiction with Melissa Ashley
Queensland Writers Centre - Level 2, State Library of Queensland Stanley Place, South Brisbane, QLD 4101
Jun 16
Writing for Picture Books with Shannon Horsfall (Brisbane)
Queensland Writers Centre - Level 2, State Library of Queensland Stanley Place, South Brisbane, QLD 4101
Jun 06
Introduction to Publishing (Day Classes)
Queensland Writers Centre - Level 2, State Library of Queensland Stanley Place, South Brisbane, QLD 4101
Jun 23
Writing for Picture Books with Shannon Horsfall (Townsville)
CityLibraries Aitkenvale - 4 Petunia Street, Aitkenvale, QLD 4814

A guide to writer levels

Beginner: You desire an introduction to the subject.
Intermediate: You have some knowledge and experience of the subject.
Emerging: You have some professional experience and peer recognition.
Established: You have considerable professional experience and peer recognition.

A guide to event formats

Panel: One to three guests in conversation with a moderator, often followed by an audience Q&A
Salon: Three or more writers reading aloud from their work to an audience.
Seminar: A lecture-style presentation that may involve some audience interaction.
Workshop: a more intimate environment conducive to class writing exercises and tutor feedback
Course: Part seminar, part workshop; staged over one or more days, weeks or months.