Upcoming Events

Mar
4
Mon
In conversation with Mark Brandi: The Rip @ Avid Reader
Mar 4 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Mark Brandi’s novel Wimmera was an outstanding debut and I can’t wait to talk about his new book The Rip.

Apr
11
Thu
In conversation with Melina Marchetta @ Avid Reader
Apr 11 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join me in conversation with literary legend Melina Marchetta to talk about her new book for adults, The Place on Dalhousie.

Apr
27
Sat
The End is Only the Beginning @ Queensland Writers Centre
Apr 27 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 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.

May
2
Thu
Mary-Rose MacColl and The True Story of Maddie Bright @ Books@Stones
May 2 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Join me in a discussion with local Brisbane author Mary-Rose McColl about her new work of fiction, The True Story of Maddie Bright.

May
18
Sat
Networking for Authors @ Logan North Library
May 18 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Why should you become a part of your writing community, and how do you do it? This seminar will provide practical tips and useful contacts to ensure you take advantage of all the opportunities that networking offers.

May
25
Sat
Creating Characters @ Logan West Library
May 25 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Create characters that your readers care about and that will stay with them long after the last page.

Jun
12
Wed
Writing Commercial Fiction @ Avid Reader Bookstore
Jun 12 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

What’s the difference between commercial fiction and literary fiction? Does one really make more money? Is there a secret formula for commercial writing success? Join me as I discuss all this and more with rising superstar Minnie Dark, best-selling author Kim Wilkins and local author Katie Rowney.

Jun
13
Thu
The Erratics by Vicki Laveau-Harvie @ Avid Reader
Jun 13 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

I’m beyond excited to be in conversation with the 2019 Stella prize winner Vicki Laveau-Harvie about her memoir The Erratics which has been described as dark, sharp, blackly funny and powerful. Book now as this event will be sure to sell out!

Jun
28
Fri
A Lifetime of Impossible Days – Tabitha Bird @ Avid Reader
Jun 28 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

I’m honoured and delighted to launch Tabitha Bird’s debut novel A Lifetime of Impossible Days at Avid Reader in June. Book now for this special event.

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.

Mar
4
Mon
In conversation with Mark Brandi: The Rip @ Avid Reader
Mar 4 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Mark Brandi’s novel Wimmera was an outstanding debut and I can’t wait to talk about his new book The Rip.

Apr
11
Thu
In conversation with Melina Marchetta @ Avid Reader
Apr 11 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join me in conversation with literary legend Melina Marchetta to talk about her new book for adults, The Place on Dalhousie.

Apr
27
Sat
The End is Only the Beginning @ Queensland Writers Centre
Apr 27 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 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.

May
2
Thu
Mary-Rose MacColl and The True Story of Maddie Bright @ Books@Stones
May 2 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Join me in a discussion with local Brisbane author Mary-Rose McColl about her new work of fiction, The True Story of Maddie Bright.

May
18
Sat
Networking for Authors @ Logan North Library
May 18 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Why should you become a part of your writing community, and how do you do it? This seminar will provide practical tips and useful contacts to ensure you take advantage of all the opportunities that networking offers.

May
25
Sat
Creating Characters @ Logan West Library
May 25 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Create characters that your readers care about and that will stay with them long after the last page.

Jun
12
Wed
Writing Commercial Fiction @ Avid Reader Bookstore
Jun 12 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

What’s the difference between commercial fiction and literary fiction? Does one really make more money? Is there a secret formula for commercial writing success? Join me as I discuss all this and more with rising superstar Minnie Dark, best-selling author Kim Wilkins and local author Katie Rowney.

Jun
13
Thu
The Erratics by Vicki Laveau-Harvie @ Avid Reader
Jun 13 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

I’m beyond excited to be in conversation with the 2019 Stella prize winner Vicki Laveau-Harvie about her memoir The Erratics which has been described as dark, sharp, blackly funny and powerful. Book now as this event will be sure to sell out!

Jun
28
Fri
A Lifetime of Impossible Days – Tabitha Bird @ Avid Reader
Jun 28 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

I’m honoured and delighted to launch Tabitha Bird’s debut novel A Lifetime of Impossible Days at Avid Reader in June. Book now for this special event.

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.