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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

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 Join the waitlist

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 Community Centre - Meeting Room 2 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. For adults.
Library Date Time Bookings
North Lakes Saturday, 25 August 11.00am-12.30pm Register now

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-8.00pm 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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