QUEENSLAND AUTHOR TALKS AND WORKSHOPS FOR LIBRARIES
Stimulate reading and inspire your readers to write by giving them the opportunity to meet and workshop with published authors.
Morris Publishing Australia would like to offer your library, school, or writing group the opportunity of a visit by one or all of their Queensland authors.
Our authors are experienced presenters. They can conduct talks or workshops on many subjects and writing genres for adults or children. See their profile below for more details.
WHAT DOES IT COST?
Author talks: The one hour talks on writing are free within 30 klms of the author’s home. Over that distance, a small travel fee will be charged.
Workshops: The cost of a 2 hour workshop is just $20 per head with a minimum of 10 people.
Want more than one author to visit at the same time? No problem. Tell us what you have in mind and we will give you a price.
For more information or to book, please phone 07 54 981 332 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
ELAINE holds a Master of Letters (MLitt) from Central Queensland University, and is a published author of a number of books for children. Recent titles include, The Mystery of Nida Valley (a fantasy adventure story set in a valley full of Australia's megafauna) and the second book in the series, The Mystery of Nida Valley – Captured.
She is an experienced writing tutor to adults and children. Elaine visits schools, giving workshops on writing to inspire children to read and write. She also organises school literary festivals.
INSPIRATIONAL AND INFORMATIVE WRITING WORKSHOPS:
FROM CONCEPT TO COMPLETITION:
- Awakening your imagination
- Turning an idea into a story
- Plotting the story - Writing believable dialogue
- Developing believable characters
- Strengthening your writing
- Keeping them hooked
- The rules of fantasy writing
- Editing your masterpiece
- Publishing options
- Marketing before and after.
More detail can be found at the Gondor Writers’ Centre website http://gondorwriterscentre.com.
INSPIRATIONAL AND INFORMATIVE AUTHOR TALKS
- All aspects of writing including:
- The Rules of Fantasy
- Using research
- Writing for children
- Writing for young adults
- Finding a publisher
RON DAY is an ex-school teacher and holds a PhD from Central Queensland University. He is a published author of a series of computing text books for use in primary, secondary, and tertiary schools and colleges.
The list includes, Computing Studies for Australian Schools and Exploring Desktop Publishing (a writer's handbook on layout, design and preparing for publishing)
He has studied creative writing and is working on his family history, writing it as historic fiction.
INSPIRATIONAL AND INFORMATIVE AUTHOR TALKS AND WORKSHOPS:
His workshops and talks include:
- Beginnings, Middles and Ends
- Using Similes and Metaphors
- Create dramatic writing using Conflict and Resolution
- Improve your writing by using Design principles
- Developing Humour in writing
- Memoir writing
- Introduction to technical
You can find more detail at the Gondor Writers’ Centre website http://gondorwriterscentre.com.