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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.


Karenlee Thompson

How to Look Good in Shorts: short story writing workshop

Short-story writing is an art unto itself. Author Karenlee Thompson facilitates this half day workshop designed to provide aspiring short story writers with the tools to source ideas and turn them into captivating short stories suitable for publication or competition entry. Participants will have the opportunity to work on character development and experiment with structure, style and tone, writing passages which can be critiqued and edited by other participants.

Participants can expect to:

  • Gain a greater understanding of the many forms of short fiction
  • Create believable characters
  • Know where to start and where to end
  • Gain confidence
  • Begin to understand potential publishing opportunities.

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Library Date Time Bookings
North Lakes Community Centre, Meeting Room 2 Saturday, 09 September 9.00am - 12.30pm Register now

Belinda Pollard - Author

Perfect Your Book with Belinda Pollard

Whether you’re trying to catch the eye of a literary agent or planning to self-publish, you want to write the best book you possibly can. Brilliant results emerge when we train our brains to see our work with new eyes.

Belinda Pollard understands the problem from both sides of the red pen. Books she has edited across a 20-year career in publishing have won or been shortlisted for prestigious awards, sold many thousands of copies, and been translated into other languages. She is also an award-winning author herself.

This will be a lively and empowering seminar, full of practical tips you can begin using immediately. You’ll learn techniques for self-editing, including when to edit, and how to make the most of tools you already have. You’ll also learn when to call on a professional editor, and how to find the one who is right for you and your project.

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Library Date Time Bookings
Albany Creek Saturday, 07 October 10.30am - 12.00noon Register now


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