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AUTHOR + MASTERCLASSES WRITING

MASTERCLASSES WEDNESDAY 3 SEPTEMBER 10AM—1PM & 2—5PM

PEN TO PAPER

FRIDAY 5 SEPTEMBER 10AM—1PM

DEVELOPING YOUR NOVEL TICKETS: $80—$90 VENUE: BANK OF QUEENSLAND HERITAGE COLLECTIONS LEARNING ROOM, SLQ Inga Simpson is an acclaimed novelist and writing mentor. In this workshop she leads you through the process of planning and developing your novel through several drafts.

10AM—1PM

CREATIVE METHODS TICKETS: $80—$90 VENUE: QUEENSLAND WRITERS CENTRE, SLQ

If you’ve only just begun to unlock your writing talent, this fun and practical writing workshop by Queensland Writers Centre will show you how to fill your creative toolkit and unleash your inner writer.

Acclaimed US fantasy author Laini Taylor takes you through exercises for brainstorming stories, building and keeping momentum as you write and how to become unstuck when things aren’t working. Useful creative methods for fiction writers of all abilities!

THURSDAY 4 SEPTEMBER 10AM—1PM

POETRY: PEOPLE & PLACE TICKETS: $80—$90 VENUE: QUEENSLAND WRITERS CENTRE, SLQ Simon Armitage is one of the UK’s most celebrated poets and authors. This intensive masterclass is a rare opportunity for new and experienced poets alike.

10AM—1PM

THE ART OF THE ESSAY TICKETS: $80—$90 VENUE: MEETING ROOM 1B, SLQ Writer and essayist Anne Manne guides you through the craft of shaping and writing a literary essay, understanding how it differs from feature articles and opinion pieces, and identifying publication opportunities.

2—5PM

PEN TO PAPER TICKETS: $80—$90 VENUE: QUEENSLAND WRITERS CENTRE, SLQ If you’ve only just begun to unlock your writing talent, this fun and practical writing workshop by Queensland Writers Centre will show you how to fill your creative toolkit and unleash your inner writer.

2—5PM

SPOKEN WORD: RAISE YOUR VOICE TICKETS: $80—$90 VENUE: MEETING ROOM 1B, SLQ Looking to step up to the mic? Seize this rare and exciting opportunity for mentoring by US slam champion and touring spoken word artist Buddy Wakefield. Bring your questions and any performance poems you’re looking to hone for public performance. All levels of ability welcome.

2—5PM

10AM—1PM

2—5PM

2—5PM

WRITING VIDEOGAMES

WRITING FANTASY

WRITING FEATURE ARTICLES

WRITING CRIME FICTION

TICKETS: $80—$90 VENUE: MEETING ROOM 1B, SLQ

TICKETS: $80—$90 VENUE: MEETING ROOM 1B, SLQ

TICKETS: $80—$90 VENUE: MEETING ROOM 1B, SLQ

TICKETS: $80—$90 VENUE: B  ANK OF QUEENSLAND HERITAGE COLLECTIONS LEARNING ROOM, SLQ

Jeffrey Yohalem has been lead writer on videogames including Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood and Far Cry 3. He shares how story-making happens in game development, and leads you through how to write scenes and dialogue that support game play.

2—5PM

PEN TO PAPER

TICKETS: $80—$90 VENUE: QUEENSLAND WRITERS CENTRE, SLQ

10AM—1PM

AUTHOR + MASTERCLASSES

WRITING NAIL-BITING SCENES TICKETS: $80—$90 VENUE: MEETING ROOM 1A, SLQ Thriller writer James Phelan knows how to keep readers poised right on the knife-edge of suspense. Learn his techniques for crafting gripping fiction that holds the reader to the last word.

10AM—1PM

CHARACTER BUILDING

TICKETS: $80—$90 VENUE: LORIS WILLIAMS ROOM, SLQ If you’ve only just begun to unlock your writing talent, this fun and practical writing workshop by Queensland Writers Centre will show you how to fill your creative toolkit and unleash your inner writer.

2—5PM

WRITING FOR CHILDEN TICKETS: $80—$90 VENUE: LORIS WILLIAMS ROOM, SLQ An engaging and practical workshop on writing for children with beloved author Hilary Badger. Find out how to create characters young readers will adore, how to ensure your story appeals to your target age group and how to keep them turning the pages.

SATURDAY 6 SEPTEMBER 9.30AM—12.30PM

VISION BOARDING FOR STORY

One of Australia’s most beloved fantasy authors, Isobelle Carmody, author of the Obernewtyn chronicles, takes you through techniques and approaches to crafting compelling fantasy fiction.

10AM—1PM

DESIGNING STORYWORLDS

10AM—1PM

Cross-platform narratives hold exciting creative opportunities for writers. Acclaimed transmedia producer and writer Mike Jones of Portal Entertainment shows you how to design immersive storyworlds and narratives that can engage audiences across books, TV, film and interactive media.

TICKETS: $80—$90 VENUE: B  ANK OF QUEENSLAND HERITAGE COLLECTIONS LEARNING ROOM, SLQ

2—5PM TICKETS: $80—$90 VENUE: B  ANK OF QUEENSLAND HERITAGE COLLECTIONS LEARNING ROOM, SLQ Sometimes writers learn as much from giving critique as receiving it. Join prolific short fiction author and novelist Rjurik Davidson in an intensive round of short story critiques. Submit your own work for editorial feedback and learn how to break down the components of a story to deliver feedback to others.

WRITING ROMANCE

As a crime novelist, Lenny Bartulin knows a thing or two about creating characters we love and characters we love to hate. Explore techniques for building strong memorable characters that drive your story and hook your readers.

Join Kylie Scott to explore the essential elements of great romance fiction. Navigate the conventions of romance, learn imaginative techniques for bringing your main characters together (and keeping them apart!) maintaining romantic, sexual and narrative tension throughout your story.

10AM—1PM

10AM—1PM

2—5PM

SONG WRITING

PHILOSOPHY IN EVERYDAY LIFE

SCIENCE WRITING

TICKETS: $80—$90 VENUE: LAB 2 (INNOVATION LAB) THE EDGE, SLQ

TICKETS: $80—$90 VENUE: B  ANK OF QUEENSLAND HERITAGE COLLECTIONS LEARNING ROOM, SLQ

TICKETS: $80—$90 VENUE: MEETING ROOM 1A, SLQ

2—5PM

A SENSE OF PLACE TICKETS: $80—$90 VENUE: BANK OF QUEENSLAND HERITAGE COLLECTIONS LEARNING ROOM, SLQ

10AM—1PM

CYBER SAFETY AT HOME TICKETS: $80—$90 VENUE: QUEENSLAND WRITERS CENTRE, SLQ

What is Anne of Green Gables without Prince Edward Island, or Sherlock Holmes without London? A sense of place can be a powerful lure for your reader. P.M. Newton shows you how to bring settings and locations to life in your fiction.

How do you let your children explore the wonders of technology but keep them safe from online predators, bullies and scammers? Cyber-safety expert Susan McLean shows you techniques for safer digital behaviours for the whole family.

2—5PM

10AM—1PM

THAT GOT YOUR ATTENTION

HOW TO READ A POEM

TICKETS: $80—$90 VENUE: QUEENSLAND WRITERS CENTRE, SLQ

TICKETS: $80—$90 VENUE: MEETING ROOM 1A, SLQ

How do you hook the reader from the first word and hold them until the end without sacrificing the detail and grand scope so loved in fantasy and science fiction? Bestselling fantasy author Trudi Canavan shares writing techniques for setting a cracking pace and tightening narrative tension.

Award-winning poet and publisher Felicity Plunkett shows you how to read a poem, to find the meaning within and understand syntax and other devices used by poets.

Maori poet Hone Tuwhare put it best when he said What happens to your waste-words poet? Hinemoana Baker will provide editing guidelines for poets. Learn some techniques to effectively edit your work that will also help you give effective feedback to others.

2—5PM

A LOVE STORY TICKETS: $80—$90 VENUE: QUEENSLAND WRITERS CENTRE, SLQ Whether or not you’re writing in the romance genre, a love story is the beating heart of many narratives. But how to create a satisfying connection between your main characters without succumbing to terrible romantic clichés? Amie Kaufman helps you sidestep the pitfalls.

10AM—1PM

SHORT FICTION TICKETS: $80—$90 VENUE: QUEENSLAND WRITERS CENTRE, SLQ Acclaimed writing teacher Karen Joy Fowler’s short fiction has won the World Fantasy, Nebula and Shirley Jackson Awards. This is a rare and valuable opportunity to learn about techniques and approaches to writing short fiction from a master of the form.

2—5PM

From soundtracks to storyboarding, movie trailers to animations, writing a book is a totally 3D experience for children’s author Tristan Bancks. Explore his amazing Vision Board used to write books and learn techniques on how you can fuse TV, web, video and books to write your own stories.

Do you wish for clarity of mind and heart? Do you strive for a mindful existence? Philosopher Damon Young shares techniques and insights for living a thoughtful and connected life.

WASTEWORDS

Bestselling crime novelist and journalist Michael Robotham is a master of suspense. He guides beginner and intermediate writers through a practical workshop on the essential elements of gripping crime fiction.

SHORT STORY CRITIQUE

TICKETS: $80—$90 VENUE: QUEENSLAND WRITERS CENTRE, SLQ

Willy Vlautin, lead singer and songwriter for alt-country band Richmond Fontaine, has been called “the Dylan of the dislocated”. He shares his song writing process and techniques for turning life into lyrics.

SUNDAY 7 SEPTEMBER

TICKETS: $80—$90 VENUE: LAB 2 (INNOVATION LAB) THE EDGE, SLQ

TICKETS: $80—$90 VENUE: LAB 1 (DIGITAL MEDIA LAB) THE EDGE, SLQ

TICKETS: $80—$90 VENUE: MEETING ROOM 1B, SLQ

Caroline Overington is a bestselling novelist, Walkley Award winning journalist and Associate Editor of The Australian Women’s Weekly. Join her to learn the essentials of writing feature articles for print and online media and strategies for getting them published.

John Pickrell is a science writer and the editor of Australian Geographic. In this lively workshop he shares his passion for science communication, guides you through approaches to researching, crafting and publishing great science writing and discusses pathways for writers to get into science journalism.

20 PAGES IN 20 MINUTES

10AM—1PM

MEMOIR TICKETS: $80—$90 VENUE: MEETING ROOM 1A, SLQ Everyone has a story to tell, but how do you craft distinctive personal stories that are unique and compelling for readers and publishers! Sian Prior guides you through approaches to structuring a memoir, finding a way into your story and making sense of your past.

10AM—1PM

WRITING YA FICTION TICKETS: $80—$90 VENUE: MEETING ROOM 1B, SLQ Written for teens, but also enjoyed by adults, Young Adult (YA) fiction is one of the fastest growing genres. A.J. Betts explains what makes a story YA, including themes and conventions of the genre, and how to craft compelling stories teens want to read.

VARIOUS APPOINTMENTS THURSDAY 4 — SUNDAY 7 SEPTEMBER TICKETS: $150 VENUE: QUEENSLAND WRITERS CENTRE, SLQ Literary agents Catherine Drayton and Sophie Hamley, or editors Kate Cuthbert (Harlequin) or Jordan Bass (McSweeney’s) will read 20 pages of your novel or work-in-progress prior to this 20 minute consultation providing personalised feedback on your writing. Places are by application only. Payment upon acceptance. Visit bwf.org.au to learn more and apply.

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