News

Made of the write stuff

Writer Elizabeth Ann Gaffy AKA L.A Godiva knows she wants to be a writer.
Writer Elizabeth Ann Gaffy AKA L.A Godiva knows she wants to be a writer. Scottie Simmonds

BUNDABERG'S aspiring writers are in for a treat when they head along to the 2012 WriteFest at CQUniversity on May 19.

With a line-up of accomplished writers and speakers presenting workshops in their areas of speciality, event co-ordinator Sandy Curtis said there would be something for everyone at any stage of their writing career.

"For those just starting out, or those nearly ready to publish their work, they will all gain something from the workshops," Ms Curtis said.

Dr John Clarke, Marianne de Pierres aka Marianne Delacourt, Kerri Lane aka Kaz Delaney, Louise Cusack, Meg Vann and Lisa Blainey-Lewin will all present workshops designed to help aspiring writers improve their skills.

"Dr Clarke was here in 2006 and he was so popular," Mrs Curtis said.

"He is a phenomenal wealth of knowledge.

"He has a great insight into the criminal mind and what really makes people tick."

Ms Curtis said the workshops were a chance for industry professions and future writers to get together.

"WriteFest in a fantastic opportunity for writers who usually work in isolation to learn form other industry professionals," Ms Curtis said.

"It also gives writers a chance to network with other writers," she said.

For a select number of entrants WriteFest could also provide an opportunity to get their work published.

"We've had four writers who have had their work published as a result of editor/publisher interviews," Ms Curtis said.

Allen & Unwin children's editor Rachael Donovan and Clan Destine Press Publisher Lindy Cameron will hold interviews with a number of writers who submitted 50-page manuscripts.

For upcoming fantasy fiction novelist Elizabeth Ann Gaffy aka L.A.Godiva, being selected to be interviewed by Ms Donavan is an amazing opportunity.

The former Kepnock High student returned to Bundaberg just four months ago after spending three years in Norway working on her novel.

"It started as a script and developed into something much bigger," she said.

"Writing is definitely what I want to do for the rest of my life."

 

WriteFest 2012

  • Saturday, May 19, at CQUniversity
  • Registration from 8.30am
  • Morning workshops 9.20-11.45am
  • Afternoon workshops 1.15-3.45pm
  • More info at bundywriters.com/ about-writefest

Topics:  cq university education writing



Six hideaway bars to escape winter chill

THE last season of GoT finally uttered the words we’ve been waiting six seasons to hear and now that the weather has cooled down in Brisbane, “winter is here.”

Our six art gallery picks for a creative day out

Queensland's Gallery of Modern Art always has a fun, exciting and interesting exhibition on show for the whole family to enjoy.

YOU'D be mistaken in thinking Brisbane wasn't an arty city.

Brisbane's arts and culture events centre stage

You loved the film, now you're about to love the musical. Don't miss The Bodyguard The Musical in Brisbane this July.

THE arts and culture events you don't want to miss.

Homewares stores to fulfil your Instagram dreams

No Caption

You too can become an Insta-star with these fab stores.

Date nights under $50

Nothing is more romantic than a picnic with a cracking view.

NOT every date has to cost you a bomb.

Top 10 Brisbane experiences to cross off your bucket list

Do yourself a favour and get amongst the food truck scene. Eat Street is a great place to start.

A GOOD bucket list doesn’t have to span continents or cost millions.

Six mega sporting events you need to be at this year

Don't miss all the action trackside this season.

IF THERE is one thing Brisbane does damn well, it’s play host.

Balaclava-clad home invasion haunts mother

TERRIFIED: A mum has been left traumatised after nine intruders entered her home wielding weapons.

18-year-old last week pleaded guilty before a judge in Court

Community support the building block for business winners

AMAZING: Kleidon Masterbuilt Homes' Melissa Steele accepts the Trades Business of the Year gong.

"When we got the People's Choice, my legs were like jelly”

Youth jobs crisis gets worse in Bundaberg

TOUGH TIMES: Labor's Leanne Donaldson says youth unemployment is a major issue.

The opposition claims 700 youth jobs were lost in Wide Bay last year

Local Partners

Shot at the live shows slips through Sally's fingers

SUNSHINE Coast singer's dramatic elimination from The Voice nearly saw her form a duo with her battle round opponent.

Ben Stiller and Christine Taylor split after 17 years

They were married in May 2000 and have two children, who they said will remain their priority.

Ben Stiller and his wife Christine Taylor have called it a day

Why The Voice hasn't produced a star

Boy George responds to Brittania Clifford-Pugh's heart-warming message.

It's the industry, not the show, says Boy George

These actors hated their movies and didn’t mind admitting it

Channing Tatum and Marlon Wayans in a scene from GI Joe: The Rise of Cobra.

Every year, Hollywood blesses us with plenty of God awful movies.

Miranda Kerr and fiance hang up backyard tent for wedding

The decorators and caterers are arriving for the final preparations for the wedding of Miranda Kerr and Evan Spiegel. Pictures: Splash

Evan Spiegel and Miranda Kerr are set to marry today

Book review: Mia Freedman's book meets her critics head on

I appreciated Freedman's blunt honesty in the book

Man's amazing comeback from monster crisis

Pat O'Driscoll agents Penny Keating and Doug Webber sold 56 Agnes St, The Range at auction over the weekend.

NOT long ago, he sold his possessions to pay staff. Now he's back.

Report reveals progress on $319m airport upgrade

Aerials of the Sunshine Coast.Jetstar plane in front of the Susnhine Coast terminal, Sunshine Coast Airport.

Over two dozen government approvals needed for airport expansion

Lost dough leaves sour taste after company collapse

Kathleen and John Mahoney from Sugar and Spice Bakery were stung after the collapse of Cantro Pty Ltd and are still owed money.

Supermarket operator collapse leaves sour taste for bakery

Open for inspection homes May 25-31

Check out this weekend's homes open for inspection

How Toowoomba house prices compare in Australia

For sale sign in front of home.

Here's what $700,000 will buy you in Toowoomba, Brisbane and Sydney

Ready to SELL your property?

Post Your Ad Here!