We are looking foward to welcoming you to the Inaugural Gold Coast Writers Festival, including a Children’s Festival and Literary Luncheon, on 26th, 27th and 28th October 2012, and invite you to explore this website to read more about authors and publishers who will feature.
BOOKINGS for all events are available at http://goldcoastwritersfestival.eventbrite.com.au
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Thanks to all who submitted entries to the Writing Competition. Our 2012 Writing Competition is now closed and all entries are being considered by independent judges. Winner will be announced at the Gold Coast Writers Festival.
For details click on the link below.
PROGRAM Download Festival Program here Program -17 Oct
Day 1 (Friday) will consist of a series of workshops: 10am to 4pm
SEMINARS: (these require tickets)
10-10.45 Self Publishing Land Mines and How To Avoid Them with DANIEL PROKOP
11-11.45 Publishing for Profit with ANTHONY PUTTEE
1-1.45 Self Editing – Tips From a Professional Manuscript Assessor with LOUISE CUSACK
2-2.45 The Digital Evolution with PAUL HIGGS
3-3.45 Manuscript to Market with LAUREL COHN
POETRY READINGS (these are free and will be held in parallel with the ticketed workshops)
9-9.45 Lesley Synge
10-10.45 Duncan Richardson, Phillip Ellis and Vasudha Harte
11-11.45 Anne Gleeson, Caroline Glen and Holly Zwalf
12-12.45 Open mic
1-1.45 Andrew Legett, David Hallett and Rosanna Licari
2-2.45 Stefanie Leggett and Sara Moss
3-3.45 Andrew Logan, Brett Downes and Robin Archbold
CHILDREN’s FESTIVAL is being held at SURFER’S PARADISE PRIMARY SCHOOL from 2-4pm Enquiries to email@example.com
FRIDAY Evening Informal DINNER at Krish India 6.30pm
Day 2 (Saturday) 9am-5pm will feature discussions, panels and featured writers including:
Tim Ferguson, Krissy Kneen, Jennifer Bacia, Jean-Francois Vernay, Michael Jacobson, Jan Murray, Simon Groth, David Reiter, Meg Vann, Andy McDermott, Sandy Curtis, David Craig, Sally Collings, Rowena Cory Daniells, Anita Bell, Pamela Rushby, Michelle Worthington, Karen Tyrrell,
8.45 – 9 WELCOME by Minister for the Arts
9-9.45 Writing for Children with Angela Sunde, Pamela Rushby, Michelle Worthington and Alison Reynolds
10-10.45 The Thrill Of The Chase with Rowena Cory Daniells, Tony Cavanagh, Sandy Curtis and Meg Vann
11-11.45 The Journalist Novelist with Michael Jacobsen
12-12.45 Romance VS Erotica with Louise Cusack, Krissy Kneen, Jennifer Bacia and Julie Boyd
1-1.45 TIM FERGUSON Keynote
2-2.45 Become a Human Lie Detector with David Craig
3-3.45 Truth or Dare, Memoir and Faction with Jean-Francois Vernay, Jan Murray, Karen Tyrrell and John Clark
4-4.45 Fantasy and Sci-Fi with Rowena Cory Daniells, Jill SMith, Angelika Heurich and Anita Bell
INDUSTRY Information SESSIONS (These will run parallel with the Panel Sessions)
9-9.45 Writing For The Screen with Ben Marshall and Tony Cavanaugh
10-10.45 The Responsibilities of the Self Published Author with Andy McDermott
11.00 – 11.45 The Future of Publishing with Meg Vann
12- 12.45 Writers Web for Emerging Writers with Janet Kieseker
2-2.45 Negotiating With Publishers with Sally Collings
3-3.45 Interactive Publishing with David Reiter
4-4.45 SPECIAL WORKSHOP The Art of Comedy Writing with Tim Ferguson
4.45-5.00 Announcements including Competition Winners
5-7pm PAINT AND PROSE Writing Competition WINE AND CHEESE
Day 3 (Sunday) will give you the opportunity to dine in style at a LITERARY LUNCHEON with the Gold Coast Writers Association and guest authors. Guest speaker is JAN MURRAY http://www.janmurray.com/ and 15 published authors will be sharing lunch with you. 11.30am for a 12noon start. www.goldcoastwriters.org
This festival is designed as an expo to bring together authors, including self-published and independently published, and aspiring authors, with publishers and printers who may assist them.
It is also designed as an expo for writers to be able to showcase their work to those most important people, READERS.