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Write Around Moreton Bay is a series of free seminars for writers and those with an interest in writing. Learn valuable skills and writing techniques at these fun informative seminars presented by industry professionals.

  • Want to keep up with everything literary? Subscribe to our Writers' Update eNewsletter. It comes out around the beginning of each month and includes information on workshops and events, competitions and other opportunities for writers.
  • Why not join a Writer's Group? If you love to write, a Writers Group could give you the encouragement and support you need to realise your literary dreams. Writers Groups meet monthly in some of our libraries.
  • Want to Meet The Author? Check out the Readers and Writers events, where you can find details of when local, national and sometimes international authors are coming to visit our libraries.

Program

Delia Strange

Self-Publishing on a Small Budget with Delia Strange

Self-publishing has become an accessible option for all writers, including those on a budget. Author and publisher Delia Strange discusses the options available and gives tips to help you achieve the best results.

 

Library Date Time Bookings
Arana Hills Saturday, 21 April 11.30am - 12.30pm Register now

Louise Cusack

Write Your Story with Louise Cusack

Do you have a story to tell?  Award winning author and writing coach, Louise Cusack, shows you how to look at your life from the outside and turn your memories into a gripping narrative.

Library Date Time Bookings
Redcliffe Saturday, 19 May 9.00am - 10.30am Register now

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Fiction from your Family History with Duncan Richardson

Family history, though fascinating, can lack an engaging narrative.  Author Duncan Richardson discusses how to turn your family history into a gripping novel and helps you work out when you can play fast and loose with the truth of your ancestors’ lives. 

Library Date Time Bookings
Redcliffe Saturday, 19 May 11.00am - 12.00pm Register now

Kali Napier - writer

Meet Kali Napier

Twice longlisted for the Bath Novel Award and a finalist in the Hachette Australia Manuscript Development Program, Kali Napier, author of The Secrets at Ocean’s Edge, shares her publishing experience - from idea to finished novel and everything in between.

Library Date Time Bookings
Redcliffe Saturday, 19 May 1.00pm - 2.00pm Register now

Blending Fact and Fiction with Kali Napier

 Can too much fiction spoil a good story?  Kali Napier’s The Secrets at Ocean’s Edge was inspired by her own family history, but how much is fact and how much is fiction?  Hear how Kali blended history and fiction, striking a balance between the cold, hard truth and a gripping yarn.

Library Date Time Bookings
Redcliffe Saturday, 19 May 2.30pm - 3.30pm Register now

Gary Crew

Writing Short Stories with Gary Crew

Learn how to write creative and compelling short stories from the objects renowned author Gary Crew puts before you.
Library Date Time Bookings
Bribie Island Friday, 15 June 1.00pm-3.00pm Register now

Gary Crew

Writing Life Stories with Gary Crew

 Learn how to write life stories that engage, inspire and enthral your reader. Make fact more interesting than fiction.

 

Library Date Time Bookings
Bribie Island Friday, 22 June 1.00pm-3.00pm Register now

Tiana Templeman

Get Paid for Your Writing with Tiana Templeman

With freelance writers currently in hot demand, there’s never been a better time to try your hand at earning money from your writing. Freelance journalist and media industry academic, Dr Tiana Templeman will help you fast track your success with this seminar which provides an insider’s guide to freelancing.
Library Date Time Bookings
North Lakes Saturday, 23 June 11.00am-12.00noon Register now

Dan Kelly

How to Publish Your Book with Dan Kelly

Dan Kelly from Boolarong Press shares details of the book publishing process from manuscript to seeing your book on the shelf and/or online.
Library Date Time Bookings
Redcliffe Saturday, 21 July 10.30am-12.30pm Register now

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The Genre Lotto with TM Clark

Where is your voice and how do you find the right genre for your writing? Finding your writing voice is one of the keys to unlocking your creative potential. Identifying where in the market your book ‘fits’ is critical to the development and the potential sale of your manuscript. 

Library Date Time Bookings
Albany Creek Saturday, 28 July 10.30am-11.30am Register now

Dan Kelly

Writing and Publishing Memoirs and Biographies

Celebrate Family History Month by learning how to write your memoir, biography or family history. Learn to present your life in an enjoyable and readable structure and find out more about the publishing process. Presented by Dan Kelly from Boolarong Press.
Library Date Time Bookings
Strathpine Tuesday, 07 August 10.00am-12.00noon Register now
Caboolture Friday, 17 August 9.30am-11.30am Register now
Arana Hills Friday, 24 August 2.00pm-4.00pm Register now
Bribie Island Monday, 27 August 10.00am-12.00noon Register now

Shannon Horsfall

Creating Picture Books

Have you always wanted to write a children’s picture book? In this Write Around Moreton Bay seminar author/illustrator Shannon Horsfall dispels myths and shares all the information you’ll need to write and award winning picture book.
Library Date Time Bookings
North Lakes Saturday, 25 August 11.00am-12.30pm Register now

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