Next Meeting

January 19th, 2019

Jennifer Calvert

Jennifer Calvert is an Australian Author who grew up in the coastal town of Port Macquarie NSW, and since a young age has enjoyed reading and writing stories. Now, Jennifer reads to her own girls, 4.5 years and 16 months and is dedicated to nurturing a strong love of reading and writing for young children. Jennifer has a Bachelor of Arts, majors in writing and media with an extensive background in Early Childhood Education.


Andy McDermott

Published author and local publisher Andy McDermott continues his engaging presentations on the writing process in 2019.

Looking deeper into the story-crafting process, Andy will present interactive workshops to assist the creative expression within to flow with ease. This month, Andy will delve into ‘COMMON ERRORS IN WRITING’ – Discussing some of the common errors that authors need to understand and overcome if their prose is to be the best it can be. Please bring a pen as Andy has work for you to do!


Ocean Reeve – The Purpose Of Your Book – the foundation for your pitch

Publisher and Marketing Mentor, Ocean Reeve will deliver an interactive workshop to discover the purpose of your book. Exposing the deep fundamentals of your manuscript, Ocean will take you through a five-step process to unpack the true purpose of your writing and develop an effective elevator pitch series. All sales are driven by emotion – how we make another person feel is everything. It is critical we pitch our published work from an emotion-based foundation.


Fradgley Hall, Park Avenue, Burleigh Heads – 12.15 – 3.15 pm

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.

12.15 Registration
12.30 Writing Skills
1.00 Workshop/Presentation
2.00 Afternoon Tea
2.15 Guest Presentation
3.00 Wrap Up & Networking
3.15 Close

$5.00 Members $10.00 Visitors

Includes Entry, Light refreshments, and Workshop
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