Membership is $40 for 2023!

For more information or a membership form please contact 

the Secretary: or PO Box 4323, Kirwan 4817



23 May 2023

Aitkenvale Library Meeting Room

4 Petunia St

Aitkenvale 4812

7 – 9 pm. 

Margie O’hara at Kids Lit

TWPC are proud to host Margie O’Hara for an author visit. Margie is an award-winning artist, author/illustrator.


She will talk about her journey to becoming a widely published author and about her current book. She will also be discussing a fantastic opportunity to become an author pen pal as part of the Author Pen Pal programme with primary schools.


Margie has written, illustrated and published a number of picture books as well as inspirational message cards for kids.





21 JULY 2023

Dress in your favourite genre e.g romance, horror, sci-fi. 

BYO drink & bring a plate, preferably potluck. 



You are invited to attend the TWPC AGM on Wednesday 22nd February, 7pm (followed by a brief All Genre meeting). 

Nominations are open for all positions until Wednesday 8th February. Should you wish to nominate please contact the secretary:


The AGM is your opportunity to help select the committee for the next twelve months. We hope to see you there, but if you can't attend you can fill out the proxy form and ask somebody to vote on your behalf. 

Please note:  You have to be a financial member to vote or nominate another person.

TWPC at Beach Day Out

TWPC  invites you to come along to this free event, join in the activities, or just sit back and enjoy the show. Local authors will be reading at the Lunch Box Session. There will be a coffee van out the front and we're beside Juliette's Gelateria. We hope you can make it along!

TWPC at Beach Day Out Writing Activity

Come along to this fun event with Alyson Walton and explore what it means to use the five senses in your writing! 

TWPC at Beach Day Out Writing Workshop

Do You have a story to tell but don't know where to start? If you're a Townsville local, you know The Strand. You probably even have a favourite place somewhere along its length. This workshop will take that favourite place and turn it into something you never thought it could be. Do you dare? 

TWPC at Beach Day Out

Want to read your work aloud, but feel too shy? Don't be. The seaside is a casual and friendly environment in which to step outside your comfort zone. Take the plunge. 


Sorry folks you missed an excellent workshop!

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: 

Annual General Meeting

7.00 pm 28 Feb 2022

Scout Hall, 387 Charles Street Kirwan

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


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

In this workshop, you will explore how to:

Christmas Party

Details to be announced.


Saturday 5 & Sunday 6 June 

Townsville Entertainment & Convention Centre

Flashbang Competition

Details to be announced.