Our surprise guests will give short presentations during the convention.
Tania Joyce, successful romance author, will tell us how to find support and encouragement for your writing.
Do you know what you should look for before submitting your work to an editor? Lauren Daniels, excellent editor and newly published author, gives us the low down in just a few minutes. Who else will be chatting with you?
Michelle Beesley, regular contributor and columnist for SheSociety online magazine, gives us a ‘behind the scenes’ glimpse of her life.
Our final mystery guest is Di Hill. Obituaries – who writes them? Di will pass on her experiences in this field.
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
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.
Thanks to all who have agreed to speak at the Writers Group Convention on 31st July 2016. We have a stellar line up guaranteed to pass on valuable tips and advice to all writers. Click here to see our speakers. https://writersgroupconvention.com/speakers-for-the-2016-convention/
Remember to register here https://writersgroupconvention.com/2016-registration/
The 4th annual Writers Group Convention returns to Brisbane on Sunday, 31st July 2016. All writers are invited to attend this event to learn from our excellent speakers.
Whether you have tentatively started to write, write regularly, or are thinking about writing, this convention is for you.
Published authors will share their ideas on how to get your book into readers’ hands. Learn how to pitch your submission, write a synopsis and a summary. See how editors can shine and polish your writing. Meet other writers groups and find out how to benefit from their collective experience. Browse our marketing area and chat to authors. Enjoy the informal meeting of minds and replenish your creative spark.
Date: Sunday 31st July 2016
Time: 9am – 1pm
Venue: Enoggera Bowls Club 72 Pickering Street, Enoggera (near the train station)