Program


Four fabulous speakers are confirmed for the 2020 Gold Coast Writers’ Fair: Kristina Olsson, Anisa Nandaula, Josh Hale and Andrew Griffiths. The speakers will be presenting on our themes of Honouring YESTERDAY, Inspired by TODAY and Excited for TOMORROW.

2020 GCWF Program Overview

  • Event commences at 9 am
  • WELCOME
  • Creative Writing Skills Workshop ONE: FICTION BLITZ with Editor and Director, Brisbane Writers Workshop
  • MORNING TEA
  • Honouring Yesterday: Memoirs and Writing About the Past with Kristina Olsson (sponsored by the Queensland Writers Centre)
  • Inspired by Today:
  • Anisa Nandaula (poet) and
  • Josh Hale – Screenwriting and Film-making: A Gold Coast Film-maker’s Perspective
  • LUNCH
  • Creative Writing Skills Workshop TWO: CHARACTER ARC – The Art of Transformation with Editor and Director, Brisbane Writers Workshop
  • Excited for Tomorrow: How to be an Author of Influence with Andrew Griffiths (Smallville) (sponsored by Ocean Reeve Publishing)
  • Panel Session with all our speakers
  • Book Launch of the 2020 Gold Coast Writers’ Association Anthology. This is a compilation of Short Stories and Poems – Competition Now Open 2020 Anthology Competition
  • 2020 WRITERS’ FAIR THANK YOU and ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
  • NIBBLES & NETWORKING

Event concludes at 6 pm.

The 2020 Gold Coast Writers’ Fair will also host two creative writing workshops to be facilitated by Lauren Daniels, Editor and Director of Brisbane Writers. The morning workshop is about Fiction Blitz! The afternoon workshop is entitled, The Character Arc: The Art of Transformation.

With morning tea, lunch, and a late afternoon nibbles and drinks session included in the fair ticket as well (not to mention the superb networking opportunities), this is an unmissable first for our Gold Coast community and beyond.

Details will be updated on an ongoing basis, so keep checking this website page. Or if you have any enquiries, complete the Contact Us form.

Early Bird Registrations will open on 1 March 2020.

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