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Next Meeting

Saturday 16 November

Fradgley Hall, Park Avenue, Burleigh Heads – 12.00 – 2.45 p.m.


12.15 – 12.45pm: Writing Skills

Writing that all-important synopsis, blurb and preparing your pitch.


12.45 – 1.45 pm: Latest Publishing News – the ‘Do’s and Don’ts’ to Becoming a Published Author, with Andy McDermott.

Last month, Andy McDermott was invited to be a presenter at the inaugural ‘Fiona McIntosh National Masterclass Conference’ in South Australia.

As a representative of self-publishing, he appeared alongside the major publishers including Penguin Random House, Harper Collins, Simon & Shuster, Allen & Unwin and Harlequin, as well as the CEO of QBD and representatives from Dymocks and James Bennet. 

Andy’s returned to Queensland bursting with all the latest information about the publishing industry, especially the ever-changing ‘Dos and Don’ts’ for the author aiming to become a published author; and, he can’t wait to share this information with you.


1.45 – 2pm: Afternoon Tea and Networking


2 – 2.45pm: Josh Clifton, author of ‘The Hospitality Guide’.

Joshua is an experienced customer service coach who provides clients with promotional and marketing knowledge to propel their businesses. His expertise includes business improvement, maximising staff potential, productivity, formulating successful client outcomes, client relationship development, in-house training/staff development, strategic promotion and client marketing. 

Joshua will discuss the fundamentals of customer engagement and what it really takes to build a powerful tribe and deliver a product that makes you stand out from the rest. 

As a first time publisher, Joshua will discuss with you step by step this process that enabled him to become an international author, featured in multiple newspapers and magazines in Australia and around the world, and partner with organizations such as Tafe Queensland and International software companies Tanda all within a few months of being published. 


Fradgley Hall is located upstairs next to the Burleigh Heads Library.

There are two entrances: Park Avenue (next to Library entrance) – up the stairs, or at the back of the building, a pathway from Ocean Street – this is a ground-level entrance.

Parking is available in the adjoining Council car park.

Regular Meeting Timetable

11.45 a.m. – Doors open & Registration
12.00 p.m. – Start!
12.15 p.m. – Writing Skills
12.45 p.m. – Workshop/Presentation
1.45 p.m. – Afternoon Tea
2.00 p.m. – Guest Presentation
2.30 p.m. – Wrap Up & Networking
2.45 p.m. – Close

$5.00 Members, $10.00 Visitors.

Includes entry, light refreshments and workshop.