Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Monday, February 15, 2010

WORKSHOP -Historical fiction comes alive in North Queensland

Have you ever been told, “You should write a novel about that…”

Now you can with Queensland Writers Centre’s Writing Historical Fiction workshops in March. This workshop is great for people writing historical stories, family history, or who are just interested in researching their local area history. Historical novels and creative fiction are becoming increasingly popular and there’s a wealth of material from North Queensland ready to be used.

Nerida Newton (The Lambing Flat) will guide participants through re-creating times, events and places in history accurately and evocatively in writing.” Participants can expect to learn about what resources are available and the kind of methods they could use in researching the details of everyday lives,” Ms Newton said. This workshop will give participants a broad knowledge of resources to access historical facts, alongside number of methodologies that can be used to translate facts into compelling prose.

The workshops will be held Townsville on Saturday 20 March at Thuringowa CityLibrary and on Sunday21 March at Tropical North Queensland Tafe, between 10am-4:30pm.

Nerida Newton is an acclaimed Queensland novelist, whose first novel, The Lambing Flat, won The Queensland Premier's Award for an Emerging Author, the Commonwealth Writer's Prize for a Best First novel and One Book One Brisbane. Her second novel, Death of a Whaler, was published by Allen and Unwin in July 2006.She has taught a wide variety of creative writing workshops and has tutored at the University of Queensland.

For information on payment, contact Queensland Writers Centre Monday to Friday, 10am-5pm on 073842 9922, qldwriters@qwc.asn.au or www.qwc.asn.a

AUTHOR IN TOWN - Lenny Bartulin

CityLibraries, in conjuction with the Courier Mail Big Book Club presents an evening with - LENNY BARTULIN

Thursday, 18th February, 2010, 7pm at CityLibraries Aitkenvale

Lenny Bartulin's latest book "The Black Russian" is the sequel to his debut novel, "A Deadly Business".

About the new book:
After yet another slow week at the cash register, that fine purveyor of second-hand literature, Susko Books, is facing financial ruin. Jack Susko sets off to a gallery in Woollahra to scrape up some coin with the sale of an old art catalogue.

With his usual panache and exquisite timing, he arrives just as De Groot Galleries is being done over by masked thieves. Along with a mysterious object from the safe, the robbers seize a valuable first edition from Jack's bag, too.

When the owner of the gallery doesn't want to call the cops, Jack is offered a sizeable sum to keep silent: but when de Groot arrives at the bookshop with his heavy to renege on the deal, all bets are off. With an ease that almost constitutes a gift, Jack finds himself at the centre of a world full of duplicity, lies and art theft.

Monday, February 8, 2010

THE SHACK: 08/02/10

Cassandra Clare's ALL YOU WILL EVER NEED writing resources

Charlaine Harris - TRUE TALENT

The BookDepository

Monday, February 1, 2010

Australian Writers Resource website

The February 2010 update of the Australian Writers Resource website has taken the list of
Australian publications accepting unsolicited submissions to over 160.

With links to Australian literary competitions updated monthly, this is a free resource that you
can tell your members about.