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Our GCWA meetings include an exciting speaker, and a hands on workshop


Upcoming Event for September 2022


Our next GCWA Meeting is on Saturday, 17 September 2022 at Burleigh Waters Community Centre, 111/135 Christine Avenue, Burleigh Waters.

Members and visitors are encouraged to arrive 10-15 minutes early to complete the entry process so we can start on time. If you have flu-like symptoms, please stay at home and get better quickly.

Entry prices are: Members: $5.00 (EFTPOS payment preferred, although cash is acceptable)
Visitors: $10.00 (EFTPOS payment preferred, although cash is accepted)


Order of Events from 12pm

  • 12:00 Start
  • 12:05 Introduction
  • 12:15 AGM
  • 13:00 Afternoon Tea: Pre-packed refreshments provided or BYO
  • 13:45 Workshop: Sofia Aves
  • 15:00 Close

Our September Workshop presented by Sofia Aves



Topic – Marketing and Author Branding

Marketing and author branding is crucial in the bookish world. Readers love to follow their favourite authors across socials and newsletters to create a solid base of super fans. Sofia Aves will cover consistency in branding, marketing books, newsletters and her favourite topic: writing binge-worthy romance.  

About Sofia Aves

USA Today Bestselling author Sofia Aves writes fast-paced police romances, sizzling military units, steamy cowboys with a Montana backdrop and the occasional cheeky god. She co-hosts the Sisters of Sin shared world, has written for K Bromberg’s Driven world and will release several book in Elle James’ Brotherhood Protector world in 2023/24. As Marketing & Events Manager for Romance Writers of Australia, she loves to see authors flourish in their careers while sending her budget broke buying their books. Sofia writes kidlit for charity and has over one hundred and forty publications across four not-so-super-secret pen names. 

Sofia is a mum of three crazies in a returned veteran household and has just adopted a second German Shepherd. After eighteen years of planning and dreaming, Sofia and her husband will put the finishing touches on their very own alpaca park this year. 


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Every Friday in 2022

Gold Coast Writers’ Association, in collaboration with Queensland Writers Centre and City of Gold Coast Libraries, are excited to announce…

Writing Fridays at Elanora Library

Writing Fridays is a community initiative of Queensland Writers Centre.

Writers at all stages of their creative journey are welcome to come together at Elanora library on Fridays to enjoy dedicated writing time.

What are Writing Fridays?

A volunteer-led opportunity to focus on what you really want to do – spending that quality uninterrupted time writing.
 

Commencing Friday 5 November 2021 and then every following Friday (excluding public holidays).
Elanora Library
10:00am to 3:00pm

It is important to book on-line. Room capacity is capped so don’t miss out.

What happens? 

Have you heard of the Pomodoro Technique? 

Pomodoro is writing for 25 minutes, then resting and socialising for five minutes, and writing again for 25 minutes. The creative mind works well with time deadlines and smaller targets.

What to bring? 

Your work in progress, computer, notebook, pens, pencil – whatever you use to create stories. 
BYO food and water. The library will provide coffee and tea.

Come join us for this fabulous collaboration.