Drawing on her professional experience and background in public relations Tania will give us her insights. She is also the author of three published novels with the fourth almost completed. Tania is passionate about writers promoting themselves and will share her ideas with us.
No doubt about it! As the director of the Brisbane Writers’ Workshop, Lauren Daniels is a professional writer and editor. Her poetry, travel writing, essays and articles have been published internationally. A freelance editor and the senior consulting editor for Interactive Publications, she is a member of Editors Queensland, and regularly serves on writing panels.
Does Jennifer Bacia know how to bring characters to life? Absolutely! Jennifer was invited to establish the first creative writing course at Bond University and some of her fiction and non-fiction works have been featured on writing courses as well as university reading lists. As the author of many novels, she brings her vast experience to our convention.
How much information can you glean from David Reiter’s presentation on digital publishing? Masses! David is an award-winning text and digital artist, and Publisher / CEO at IP (Brisbane). He gives talks and leads workshops on all aspects of publishing, especially digital and author branding via social media. If you’re interested in digital publishing andeBooks check out the 3rd edition of Your eBook Survival Kit .
Why listen to Annie Evett talking about how to promote yourself and your work? Annie writes in numerous formats – flash fiction, short stories, blogging, reviews, as an editor to name just a few. Her work is everywhere as she multitasks her writing across all the social media platforms.
Who better than Cass Moriarty to talk to us about submissions and getting a contract? Her debut novel The Promise Seed (UQP 2015) was longlisted for the 2017 Dublin International Literary Award, and shortlisted for both the 2016 Queensland Literary Awards (Courier-Mail People’s Choice Award) and the 2013 Queensland Literary Awards (Emerging Author category). Her second novel Parting Words will be released by University of Queensland Press in August 2017
How can Helen Goltz show us how to overcome the challenges for small publishers and authors? Her background as a journalist, author and producer, as well as director of Atlas Productions, gives her a unique insight. Let Helen show you what it takes to be published.
The Writers Group Convention is not only for members of writers groups. All writers are invited to listen to our fabulous speakers. You will also find out more about writers groups, talk to established authors, put your name in for one of our great door prizes and look around our marketing areas. Writers groups and authors will have information and books on display. A delicious gourmet sandwich lunch is included.