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