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Upcoming Events:

StoryArts Brisbane Conference

At StoryArts Brisbane we are proud to present an affordable festival for creators and promoters of quality children’s literature.

Saturday Program :

Full day festival with panels and break out sessions.

  • Saturday 19 October, 2019 – $95 (members) $125 (non-members)
    Day Program includes morning tea and lunch.
  • Saturday 19 October, 2019 – $70 (members) $100 (non-members)
    Editor and Agent Feedback (15 minutes each).

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Sunday Program :

Full day masterclass with either Sarah Davis or Lisa Shanahan

  • Sunday 20 October, 2019 – $60 (members) $90 (non-members).
    Full day masterclass. Meals not provided.
  • Sunday 20 October, 2019 – $80 (members) $110 (non-members)
    Editor and Agent Feedback (20 minutes each).

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Book here for Lisa Shanahan

Publisher and Editor Sessions:

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Learn how writing in verse develops writing muscle and sparks creativity.

Date: Sunday 16 June 2019
Venue: Room 1b, State Library of Qld
Time: 4:00 – 6:00 pm
Workshop Cost: $20 Book Links and QWC members | General admission $35

If you’re interested in poetry – or intimidated – this workshop will equip you with a variety of simple techniques to build writing muscle and spark creativity, across all genres.

This workshop is delivered through Queensland Writers Centre’s partnership with Book Links QLD Inc. Special prices apply for members of both organisations.

About Kathryn Apel:

Kathryn Apel is a born-and-bred farm girl who’s scared of cows. She lives among the gum trees, kangaroos and cattle on a Queensland grazing property. Kat loves pumping poetry because she can flex her muscles across other genres, to bend (and break) writing rules. A trained teacher and literacy consultant, Kat shares her passion for words at schools and festivals. She has written a number of verse novels for young readers: Bully on the Bus, On Track and Too Many Friends. More about Kat.

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Young Writers Workshop

This is a workshop on writing short stories which can later be entered into the Story Links short story competition for young writers. It will be delivered by author Dimity Powell.  Book here

Dimity Powell loves filling every spare moment with words. She writes and reviews exclusively for children and is the Managing Editor for Kids’ Book Review. Dimity has published over 28 stories but believes picture books are food for the soul, consuming them regularly and relishes creating her own including The Fix-It Man, (2017), At the End of Holyrood Lane, (2018) both with illustrator, Nicky Johnston and, Pippa, due July 2019. Dimity is also a tutor fo the Write Like and Author Program.

Find out more about Dimity Powell

Recommended for 9 – 13 years.
Saturday 13 July – 10:00am -1.00pm. | $10 members, $15 non-members |


Room 1B, State Library of Queensland
Cultural Precinct
Stanley Place
South Brisbane, Qld 4101


Young Illustrators Workshop

Remy Lai studied fine arts, with a major in painting and drawing. She was born in Indonesia, grew up in Singapore, and currently lives in Brisbane, Australia, where she writes and draws stories for kids with her two dogs by her side. Pie in the Sky is her debut middle-grade novel and comes out in June 2019. This is a graphic novel so if you want to learn more about comic style illustration, this is the workshop for you.
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Find out more about Remy.

The Workshop

Do you love drawing?  Would you like to learn what an illustrator does? If you have booked in to the short story writing workshop in the morning, bring your story with you to illustrate.   Get ready to draw lots and learn!

What you need to bring:

– a story that you would like to illustrate
– drawing materials : pencils, black felt-tip marker, eraser, sharpener
– drawing paper/photocopy paper (We’ll have some of this as back up)

Date: Sat 13 July  2:00-3:30pm, $5 Book Links members | $10 non-members


Room 1B, State Library of Queensland
Cultural Precinct
Stanley Place
South Brisbane, Qld 4101


Are you  or your family a Book Links member yet? Members receive generous discounts to events!