Write Links Writing Workshops

We are pleased to announce that Book Links will be co-hosting four writing workshops with Write Links in 2017.  We have feature guests Richard Newsome, Kerry Brown, Deb Abela, and Christine Bongers presenting workshops this year!  See below for details and how to book.


  • Saturday 4 February – Getting Grants

Room  1B  at 1pm
Attendees will be given an insight into the process of applying for a number of grants by mulitple grant-winning authors Karen Tyrrell and Luise Manning.

  • Saturday 4 March – Book Links Writers Series – Richard Newsome – Character Development*

Room 1B  at 12.30pm
In this workshop, Richard will take us through his award winning process of character development.

  • Saturday 1 April – Looking for an agent, querying, and pitching

Room QWC at 1pm, Room 1B at 2pm
Attendees will be taken through the process of looking for an agent, sending query letters, and pitching manuscripts by Write Links members Yvonne Mes, Peter Taylor, Rebecca Sheraton, and Alison Douglas-Stegert.

  • Saturday 6 May – Book Links Writers Series – Kerry Brown – Writing Picture Books*

Room 1B at 12:30pm
The Perfect Picture Book Recipe – Find out the perfect ingredients and correct method needed to create a successful picture book. During this workshop Kerry will share some of the basic nuts and bolts needed to write a picture book, along with some personal tips and insights she has gained since writing as a published author. Book here

  • Saturday 3 June – How to Run a Workshop for Kids

Room TBC at 1pm
Charmaine Clancy and Karen Tyrrell will guide attendees through what it takes to run a writing workshop for kids

  • Saturday 8 July – Plotting Structures

Room TBC at 1pm
Young adult writer Tyrion Perkins will delve into the world of plotting structures

  • Saturday 5 August – Book Links Writers Series – Deb Abela – Junior Fiction*

Room TBC at 12.30pm
Award-winning author Deb Abela will teach us all about writing captivating junior fiction stories

  • Saturday 26 August – Writing to the Curriculum

Room TBC at 1pm
Write Links members, and highly qualified teachers, Hayley and Rebecca Sheraton will teach us about writing for the educational market, specifically to the National Curriculum

  • Saturday 7 October – Book Marketing – Press Releases

Room TBC at 1pm
Prolifically published local author Charmaine Clancy will talk us through book marketing, focusing specifically on writing press releases

  • Saturday 4 November –Book Links Writers Series – Chris Bongers* 

Room TBC at 12.30pm
Award winning author Chris Bongers will present a much-coveted workshop on a topic to be advised

  • Saturday 2 December – Planning meeting for 2018

Room TBC at 1pm

* We require you to book for these specific* presentations. Costs are $15.00 for Book Links members and $25.00 for non-members per session and can be booked through Trybooking via Book Links.

Facebook events are created roughly 2 weeks prior to each meeting on the Write Links Facebook group and will contain any last minute updates to times, venue or speaker. If you are not a member of the Write Links Facebook group you will need to request approval to be added.

If you have any question please email: brisbanewritelinks@gmail.com