***** SUPER DEAL *****

Because we are restructuring and not yet offering so many wonderful events as we have in the past


Membership is $10 for the duration of 2022!


Yep, you read it correctly. Please spread the word. Due to a variety of circumstances the ways to re-join were unavailable in the last month or so of 2021.


For more information or a membership form please contact

the Secretary: info@twpc.org or PO Box 4323, Kirwan 4817


Events



Dramatics

We are excited to bring you this two part workshop on writing poetry:

a) by connecting ideas, perspective shifting (ekphrasis) and dialogic layout,

b) performance using ground-up stability, centring, punctuation through movement, vocal elements such as pitch, volume, and pace.

Home Among the Palm Trees

Another one of our many talented Townsville authors, is launching her latest offering. Please join her and support your local authors.


Find out more at: https://www.rachelarmstrongauthor.com.au/

TWPC Writers Group

Meets fortnightly, 2nd & 4th Wednesday of every month. Contact the Secretary: info@twpc.org for more details or phone: 0418 878 827


TWPC WRITERS GROUP


The all-genre writing group has started!



Aitkenvale Library Meeting Room

4 Petunia St

Aitkenvale 4812

7 – 9 pm. All welcome

​​If you want to connect to other writers, share your work, ask for constructive feedback, share, or learn new writing tips come along.

TWPC Writers Group is jointly facilitated by Anita Berry & Barbara Strickland.


Annual General Meeting



7.00 pm 28 Feb 2022

Scout Hall, 387 Charles Street Kirwan



PAST EVENTS

Edwina Shaw - Writing Your Way Into a Story

Sunday 20 June 2021

From 9am to 3pm

at The HUB Creative Space, 16 Casey Street Aitkenvale.

Edwina Shaw's Writing Your Way Into a Story workshop uses yoga and relaxation techniques to help access the imagination more freely to develop a new story. Get into the heart and body of your characters and learn how to shape plot from character goals, traits and failings. Filled with Edwina's best hints and tips, this is a workshop you’ll leave inspired with the beginnings of a story, if not a full first draft.

2021 Scribblerz Holiday Workshop

Tuesday 6 & Wednesday 7 July

Scribblerz is for young writers (8-12 years old) wishing to build their writing skills and produce publishable works of fiction. At Scribblerz workshops, children learn writing fundamentals, workshop pieces of writing, and work with experienced writers to produce written works. So far, Scribblerz have produced an anthology of stories and microfiction printed on cushion covers.


2021 Cass Moriarty - Preparing Your Work for Submission (the end is only the beginning)

Saturday 24


From 9.30am to 12.30pm at The HUB Creative Space,
16 Casey Street Aitkenvale.


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.

Cass Moriarty - Finding Your Character's Voice

Sunday 25 July

2021

From 9.30am to 12.30pm at The HUB Creative Space,
16 Casey Street Aitkenvale.


In this workshop, you will explore how to:

  • Listen to your character and find their voice

  • Build your character through dialogue and movement

  • Give substance through backstory, experiences and childhood memories

  • Plot the external and internal (emotional) life of your character

  • Examine how setting, time and place impact on your character

  • Engage the reader and invest them in your character’s journey

  • Discuss authors who write great characterisation


Christmas Party

Details to be announced.



Magneticon

Saturday 5 & Sunday 6 June

Townsville Entertainment & Convention Centre



Flashbang Competition

Details to be announced.