Events

2021

Annual General Meeting

Sunday 7 February

From 10am at the Riverview Tavern. All welcome!

Edwina Shaw - Writing Your Way Into a Story

Sunday 20 June

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.

Heritage Day

Details to be announced.


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.


Buy tickets here: https://townsvilletickets.com.au/event/scribblerz-2021-12795

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

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


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Sylvia Kelso

Details to be announced.


Writers Retreat

Details to be announced.


Christmas Party

Details to be announced.


2022

Magneticon

Saturday 5 & Sunday 6 June

Townsville Entertainment & Convention Centre


TWPC will be hosting a stall at Magneticon Townsville! Can't wait to see you all there!

Flashbang Competition

Details to be announced.