Boonah Writers Festival

 Boonah & District Cultural Foundation proudly presents

Boonah Writers Festival

Saturday 5th May - Sunday 6th May 2018 

Historical & Genealogical writing with author Mary-Rose MacColl 

  • Tips for researching and using historical settings and characters. How to use genealogy (your own or someone else's)  to write memoirs or family stories.

Forensics and Crime with a Queensland Police detective.

  • What happens at a crime scene? Learn how to write about the processing of a crime scene, the role of the detective at the scene, tracking the "perp"  and using forensics. Maybe it isn't quite like CSI!

Contemporary Fiction with author Louise Cusack

  • Romance, cossies and ripping yarns with the very lucrative female market in mind. 

Writing for Journalism: Blogs and Columns  with journalist Rory Gibson

  • All about blogging and getting information out to the world. Why should you, as a writer, use a blog? What should you put in a blog and and a "how to".

Editing  with author Lynne Stringer

  • All you should know about editing.

Script writing for TV and movies with writer and comedian Greg Bird

  • Learn about self editing and preparing your writing for publication and submission.         
  • Learn how to turn ideas into scripts, write dialogue and what makes a good script for film or television.

Science Fiction and Fantasy with author Anita Bell

  • All about writing in another galaxy or dimension and creating alien characters. The truth is out there!

Young adult fiction with author Michael Bauer

  • A specific and very popular genre with a growing audience. Learn how to tap into the young adult interests, what they read and what they want to read.

 The Writers Dinner

Fabulous 3-course dinner at the Boonah Cultural Centre on Saturday evening with keynote speaker

Rick Morton

Feature writer and columnist for The Australian, published author, two-time winner of the Kennedy Award for Journalism and local lad. 


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