Moreton Bay Readers and Writers Festival

Moreton Bay Region presents the Readers and Writers Festival

The inaugural Fellowship of Australian Writers Queensland (FAWQ) Readers and Writers Festival will be held across the Moreton Bay Region from June 18 through to July 4 2021.

With multiple events to be held across the two week long event, at locations including Moreton Bay Region Libraries and the University of the Sunshine Coast Moreton Bay Campus there will be plenty to see and do!

The festival will showcase the brilliant local talent there is here in Moreton Bay and will also see the best and brightest from across the State come together. Bringing together writers, aspiring writers and readers who foster a love of books this event will definitely be one for the books!

Events at Moreton Bay Region Libraries 18th June to 1st July 2021:

Panel discussions:

  • Leaving Your Legacy - Sharing Your Story
  • Local History of Brisbane and Petrie
  • The Publishing Minefield
  • Writing as a Lifetime Challenge

Workshops:

  • Writing Bush Poetry
  • Editing for Writers
  • Creating life stories
  • Just Write
  • Project Management for Writers
  • Promotion for Self-Publishing Authors
  • Let’s Get Published
  • Inspired by Moreton Bay, Creative Workshop for Kids
  • Fun with the Five Senses
  • Writing Sprints with Strathpine Writers

Performances:

  • Fairy Belle, The Book Fairy
  • Songbird Superhero & Friends
  • Dinosaurs I have Met

Presentations:

  • Romance Writing: Write What You Know / Redcliffe Writers Open Mic

Events at USC Moreton Bay 3rd to 4th July 2021:

Launch of the FAWQ History by Hugh Allan.

Panel Discussions:

  • Stories of New Settlers – Heritage and History
  • The Creative Process with Children & Young Adult Authors
  • Genre Fiction with Adult & New Adult Authors
  • Editing Your Story – Techniques & Tricks of the Trade
  • Publishing Your Story – Traditional & Independent
  • Transmedia Storytelling – Different Forms of Telling Your Story

Workshop:

  • Game Writing – Designing the Gameworld Story, Characters & Variables

Presentations:

  • Book Launch – Carly Mills Pioneer Girl, The Lady with the Lamp
    By Jane Smith (Big Sky Publishing)
  • Lyceum Writers Project – Writings of Mabel (May) Paten
  • 2021 Writing Competition Presentations:
    FAWQ Maureen Freer Literary Competition Announcement
    FAWQ Gloria Anderlini Memoir Competition
    Queensland Written Bush Poetry Championships with North Pine Bush Poets

The festival program is available here now.


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When?

Friday 18th June 12:00am
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Sunday 4th July 12:00am


Where?

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