the Boonah Cultural Foundation



Saturday 5 & Sunday 6 May 2018


Saturday 5 May 8am to 5.15pm
Saturday Dinner 7pm for 7.30pm
Sunday 6 May 8am to 4.45pm


Boonah Cultural Centre


See below for details


Online, at the Box Office in person or by phone

Be part of this exciting weekend for writers. Meet and mingle with experienced and aspiring writers as well as established professionals. A highlight of the festival is the dinner on Saturday evening with guest speaker - the award-winning journalist and local lad Rick Morton. The Boonah Writers Festival supports and fosters arts in the community and surrounding districts, with emphasis on authorship.

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 a ‘how to’.

Editing  with author Lynne Stringer - All you should know about editing.

Script writing for TV and movies 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.

Ticket prices:
All Saturday and Sunday sessions including dinner on Saturday evening with Rick Morton   $320
Saturday or Sunday sessions only.   $160 (Saturday Dinner tickets must be purchased separately.)
Saturday Dinner only.   $60
Foundation members Saturday Dinner only.   $55

For special dietary requirements please ring The Centre Beaudesert on 5540 5050 or Boonah Cultural Centre on 5463 3068

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