Welcome to our program of events for July – December 2017

Jane Harper ● Nalini Singh ● Emily Maguire ● CS Pacat ● Ben Law ● Matthew Condon ● Laura Jean McKay ● Krissy Kneen ● Melina Marchetta ● Mary-Rose MacColl ● Delilah S Dawson ● Michelle Law ● Nick Earls ● Tom Doig ● Warren Ward ● Anna Campbell ● Toni Risson ● John Ahern ● Shannon Horsfall ● Zanni Louise ● Jeff Apter ● Finegan Kruckemeyer ● Andie Fox ● Pamela Rushby ● Tiana Templeman ● Alex Adsett ● Brian Tucker ● Dave Lowe ● Pamela Cook ● James Phelan

From Star Wars universe writers through to internationally acclaimed playwrights, contract, finance and public speaking specialists, children’s and YA authors, art critics, travel writers, memoirists, oral historians and New York Times best-selling authors, this program caters to a wide range of writing interests and is facilitated by experienced tutors and practitioners. Our latest program brings together a treasure trove of experience, expertise and everything you need to further your writing ambitions – develop your skills, learn more about the business of writing and be inspired!      

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.

 



Jul 28
In Conversation with CS Pacat
Red Box, Level 2 - State Library of Queensland Stanley Place, South Brisbane, QLD 4101
Jul 29
Writing Fantasy with CS Pacat
Queensland Writers Centre - Level 2, State Library of Queensland Stanley Place, South Brisbane, QLD 4101
Aug 08
Freud for Writers with Warren Ward
Queensland Writers Centre - Level 2, State Library of Queensland Stanley Place, South Brisbane, QLD 4101
Aug 12
Cultivating Sources with Mary-Rose MacColl (Bundaberg)
Meeting Rooms - 80A Wongarra Street, Bundaberg, QLD 4670
Aug 12
Picture Books with Shannon Horsfall
Queensland Writers Centre - Level 2, State Library of Queensland Stanley Place, South Brisbane, QLD 4101
Aug 12
Interview Techniques with Mary-Rose MacColl (Bundaberg)
Meeting Rooms - 80A Wongarra Street, Bundaberg, QLD 4670
Aug 12
The Visual Art of Writing with Krissy Kneen
Queensland Writers Centre - Level 2, State Library of Queensland Stanley Place, South Brisbane, QLD 4101
Aug 19
Education Writing for Children with Pamela Rushby (Townsville)
Aitkinvale Library - 4 Petunia Street Aikenvale, Townsville, QLD 4814
Aug 19
The Perfect Pitch with Pamela Rushby (Townsville)
Aitkinvale Library - 4 Petunia Street Aikenvale, Townsville, QLD 4814
Aug 19
The Law Family Feud with Benjamin Law, Michelle Law and Jenny Phang
State Library of Queensland - Stanley Place, South Brisbane, QLD 4101
Aug 20
Education Writing for Children with Pamela Rushby (Cairns)
Cairns Library - 151 Abbott Street, Cairns, QLD 4870
Aug 20
The Perfect Pitch with Pamela Rushby (Cairns)
Cairns Library - 151 Abbott Street, Cairns, QLD 4870

A guide to writer levels

Beginner: 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.
Salon: Three or more writers reading a selection of their work to an audience.
Seminar: A lecture-style presentation that could involve audience interaction.
Course: Part seminar, part workshop; held over cumulative days, weeks or months.