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.

 



Feb 02
Novelists’ Boot Camp with Kim Wilkins
Queensland Writers Centre - Level 2, State Library of Queensland Stanley Place, South Brisbane, QLD 4101
Feb 09
Literary Salon with Ryan O’Neill and Magnificent Guests
Red Box - Level 2, State Library of Queensland Stanley Place, South Brisbane, QLD 4101
Feb 10
The Short Story with Ryan O’Neill
Queensland Writers Centre - Level 2, State Library of Queensland Stanley Place, South Brisbane, QLD 4101
Feb 11
SOLD OUT (Waitlist available): Memoir: A Book of Your Own with Kristina Olsson
Queensland Writers Centre - Level 2, State Library of Queensland Stanley Place, South Brisbane, QLD 4101
Jan 24
SOLD OUT! Introduction to Creative Writing (Evening Classes)
Queensland Writers Centre - Level 2, State Library of Queensland Stanley Place, South Brisbane, QLD 4101
Feb 14
Introduction to Creative Writing (Day Classes)
Queensland Writers Centre - Level 2, State Library of Queensland Stanley Place, South Brisbane, QLD 4101
Mar 10
Making the Shortlist with Cass Moriarty and Sally Piper
Queensland Writers Centre - Level 2, State Library of Queensland Stanley Place, South Brisbane, QLD 4101
Mar 17
Writing Magic with Karen Foxlee
Queensland Writers Centre - Level 2, State Library of Queensland Stanley Place, South Brisbane, QLD 4101
Mar 17
Literary Fiction: Playing in Limitless Space with Ashley Hay
Queensland Writers Centre - Level 2, State Library of Queensland Stanley Place, South Brisbane, QLD 4101
Feb 28
Introduction to Story (Evening Classes)
Queensland Writers Centre - Level 2, State Library of Queensland Stanley Place, South Brisbane, QLD 4101
Apr 07
Structural Editing for Writers with Laurel Cohn
Queensland Writers Centre - Level 2, State Library of Queensland Stanley Place, South Brisbane, QLD 4101
Apr 14
Why YA? Writing for Young Adults with Vikki Wakefield
Queensland Writers Centre - Level 2, State Library of Queensland Stanley Place, South Brisbane, QLD 4101

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.