WriteFest 2017

Encompassing book chats, panel discussions, a literary-inspired exhibition, and a variety of workshops from songwriting to memoir, transmedia narratives to historic fiction, WriteFest is for everyone who loves a story. Whether you’re a reader, a sometimes-writer or emerging author, the WriteFest program provides opportunities for entertainment, learning and networking. Find the details about each activity, workshop and session in the table below.

Event Venue Date
Text As Art Bundaberg CBD
  • October 6, 2017 8:00 am
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Author Talk with Aleesah Darlison Bundaberg Regional Library
  • October 6, 2017 3:45 pm
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Editor-Writer Interviews CQUniversity
  • October 7, 2017 8:00 am
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Keynote Address: The Power of Story CQUniversity
  • October 7, 2017 9:30 am
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Workshop: The Inside Scoop - Introduction to Writing for Children CQUniversity
  • October 7, 2017 1:15 pm
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Workshop: Transmedia Storytelling CQUniversity
  • October 7, 2017 1:15 pm
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Workshop: Writing from the Heart - Memoir CQUniversity
  • October 7, 2017 1:15 pm
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Workshop: Page Turners – Building Suspense through Structure and Secret Keeping CQUniversity
  • October 7, 2017 1:15 pm
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Workshop: Talking Heads - Writing Dialogue that Sings CQUniversity
  • October 8, 2017 9:00 am
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Workshop: Storytelling through Song CQUniversity
  • October 8, 2017 9:00 am
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Masterclass: Creating Rounded Characters CQUniversity
  • October 8, 2017 9:00 am
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Masterclass: The Art of Story CQUniversity
  • October 8, 2017 9:00 am
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Workshop: Anatomy of a Novel - The French Perfumer CQUniversity
  • October 8, 2017 9:00 am
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Workshop: Transmedia Storytelling CQUniversity
  • October 8, 2017 9:00 am
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Panel: Writing in the Regions CQUniversity
  • October 8, 2017 12:15 pm
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Latest WriteFest articles

New format for WriteFest 2017

We’re very excited to launch our 2017 WriteFest program! We’re bringing 8 exceptional Australian authors, storytellers and writing professionals to our beautiful region for this year’s event. WriteFest 2017: scintillating conversations, intensive workshops, literary inspirations This year we are trialling a new event format. On Saturday 7th October the event will begin with a keynote address from author, teacher, novelist and …

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Meet the WriteFest presenters!

Arnold Zable is an acclaimed writer, novelist and human rights advocate. His books include Jewels and Ashes, Cafe Scheherazade, The Fig Tree, Scraps of Heaven, Sea of Many Returns, Violin Lessons, and most recently, The Fighter, which has been short listed in the Victorian and NSW Premiers awards. He is the author of numerous essays, columns, features, stories, and works …

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WriteFest – what people said

“Opportunities such as this for writers in regional areas are often quite difficult to access. So to have it so close to where I live has been wonderful. For me, it is certainly worth the two hour drive every year. I believe that Writefest also has a different ‘flavour’ to that of bigger conferences held in the capital cities. Its …

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