Upcoming Events

Aug
21
Wed
Phil Brown – The Kowloon Kid @ Avid Reader Bookstore
Aug 21 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

He’s an arts editor, a poet and a travel writer. Join me for a night with Phil Brown as he recounts his formative years living in Hong Kong through his new memoir The Kowloon Kid.

Aug
31
Sat
Creating Characters: a workshop @ Logan North Library
Aug 31 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Come along to this 90 min workshop to learn how to create memorable characters that will stay with your reader.

Sep
14
Sat
Networking for Authors @ Logan North Library
Sep 14 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

All the tips to networking within your writing community!

Sep
18
Wed
Melanie Myers – Meet Me at Lennon’s @ Avid Reader Bookstore
Sep 18 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Melanie Myers won the 2018 Glendower Award for an Emerging Author at the Queensland Literary Awards for her novel Meet Me at Lennon’s. Join the fun of the launch – there will be chocolate!

Sep
20
Fri
Pain and Prejudice: women’s health @ Avid Reader Bookstore
Sep 20 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

A powerful discussion about women’s pain and suffering, and endometriosis, with journalist and author Gabrielle Jackson.

Oct
13
Sun
Crafting Words: Preparing your work for submission @ Avid Reader
Oct 13 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

You’ve typed ‘The End’ and you’re ready to submit. What next? How do you pitch your manuscript to a publisher or agent to ensure the best chance of success? How can you take advantage of awards and competitions? Why is networking in your writing community so important? (and how do you do it?) Practical aspects: writing exercises and discussion; cover letter; synopsis; useful tips and industry contacts; receiving rejection; how to be a good literary citizen.

Nov
16
Sat
Masterclass: Character, Voice, Love, Loss @ Sunshine Writers Retreat
Nov 16 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Now in its third year, the Sunshine Writers Retreat has swiftly gained a reputation for quality and professional workshops, connections to agents and publishers, and networking with other writers. I’m excited to be part of the 2019 program, along with a great line-up of authors. Check out the full program!

Nov
19
Tue
Cilka’s Journey @ Avid Reader Bookstore
Nov 19 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join me in discussion with best-selling author Heather Morris (The Tattooist of Auschwitz) with her new book Cilka’s Journey.