Welcome to our program of events

QWC offers workshops and events featuring international award winners through to bestselling genre writers, critically acclaimed memoirists and children’s book writers, writing philosophers, highly experienced editors and more. The program caters to a wide range of writing interests and is facilitated by experienced tutors and practitioners.  

The program also 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.


Dec 14
Writing Friday at Queensland Writers Centre
QWC Workshop Room Level 2 - State Library of Queensland, Brisbane, QLD 4000

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.