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.
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.