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Our GCWA Meeting for June 2023

Please note our venue change for the remainder of 2023

17 June 2023

Mudgeeraba Community Centre, Firth Park, Somerset Drive, Mudgeeraba 4213  
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Our GCWA meetings include an exciting speaker, and a hands on workshop.

Saturday, 17 June, 2023

Our next GCWA Meeting is on Saturday, 17 June, 2023

Please note a venue change for 2023 Mudgeeraba Community Centre,

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 Meeting start
  • 12:05 Opening and news
  • 12:15 Speaker: Jack Roney
  • 13:00 Afternoon Tea: Refreshments provided or BYO
  • 13:45 Workshop: Jack Roney
  • 15:00 Meeting close

Introducing our Speaker and Workshop for June

Jack Roney

Jack Roney’s Writer’s Workshop on Authentic Crime Fiction

This 2-hour workshop is a must for writers of crime fiction. Gain firsthand knowledge and insight into the real world of policing to add realism to your storytelling. Discover the connection between character arc and theme to write compelling crime narratives.

Have all your questions answered during an informal Q & A session.

Learning outcomes

  • Police tropes & cliches
  • Debunking the myths
  • Australian police jurisdictions & procedures
  • Suspect interviews
  • Investigation protocols
  • Developing character & theme
  • Case study analysis

About Jack

Jack Roney is a traditionally published author and former detective. He draws on his 33 years experience as a police officer to immerse his readers in fast-paced and gritty crime thrillers and mysteries.

His novel ‘The Ghost Train & The Scarlet Moon’ was the runner-up in the Hawkeye Publishing Manuscript Development Prize. His first novel ‘The Angels Wept’ was shortlisted in the Watpad Awards.

In 2021 he was selected for the Qld Writers Centre Fishbowl Residency. He was a police consultant for the ABC television series ‘Harrow’. In his workshops, Jack offers a unique and personal insight into the real world of policing in the context of writing crime fiction.

Find out more about Jack

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