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.

Morning and afternoon tea and light lunch included in the ticket price.


 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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