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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.


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. For adults.
Library Date Time Bookings
North Lakes Saturday, 25 August 11.00am-12.30pm Join the waitlist

Lauren Loos

Find Time to Write with Lauren Loos

Not sure you have the time to write a novel during NaNoWriMo? Be inspired by author Lauren Loos, who wrote her first novel, Perfect Lives, amidst the time pressures of raising small children, a demanding day job and endless laundry. Lauren shares her tips for making time when it seems there is no time to be had.
Library Date Time Bookings
Redcliffe Saturday, 20 October 10.30am-11.30am Register now

Kylie Kaden

Creative Writing Basics with Kylie Kaden

Kick off your NaNoWriMo experience by brushing up on the basics. Published novelist Kylie Kaden overviews the fundamentals of creative writing for beginners, including: show don’t tell, the power of verbs, a writer’s voice and the key elements of story.
Library Date Time Bookings
Arana Hills Tuesday, 23 October 6.00pm-7.30pm Register now

Ben Hobson

Writing from the Gut with Ben Hobson

Got a great idea for a novel, but keep second-guessing yourself before you’ve even started? Ben Hobson, author of To Become a Whale, will equip you with a different type of creative process, one that just might help you break through that self-doubt wall and enjoy the creative grapes on the other side.
Library Date Time Bookings
North Lakes Community Centre, Meeting Room 2 Saturday, 03 November 10.00am-11.00am Register now

Paths to Publishing : self vs. traditional

You’ve written your novel. Now what? Where do you start the publishing journey and how do you know the best option for you? Panellists David Bobis, Kylie Kaden, Carolyn Martinez and K M Steele share their paths to publishing and their experiences with self and traditional publication.
Library Date Time Bookings
Redcliffe Friday, 30 November 6.30pm-7.30pm Register now

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Sit Down & Write!

Need some quiet space to work on your NaNoWriMo masterpiece? Our libraries are just the place for you. Take advantage of the free wifi and the quiet ambiance in the following libraries:

Library Date Time Bookings
Arana Hills Library Meeting Room Every weekday in November 1.00pm-3.00pm Not required
Bribie Island November Library opening hours Not required
Caboolture Library Infotainment Area Weekdays in November 10.00am-2.00pm Not required
Caboolture Library Infotainment Area Tuesdays and Thursdays in November 6.00pm-8.00pm Not required
Caboolture Library Infotainment Area Saturdays in November 12.00pm-3.00pm Not required
Deception Bay Wednesdays in November 1.00pm-3.00pm Not required
North Lakes November Library opening hours Not required
Redcliffe Library Meeting Room Mondays in November 12.00pm-5.00pm Not required
Strathpine Library Meeting Room Mondays in November 1.00pm-4.30pm Not required


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