Event Announcements


Good Morning everyone! Not much change to the events this week as we head closer to Christmas. If you’ve got an exciting writing-related event coming up, send us an email at cruisin@romanceaustralia.com. We’d love to share it for you.


  • December 2012 – The Australian Writers’ Guild presents an outstanding opportunity for writers of romantic fiction

    AWG has launched their What’s Love Got To Do With It? 50th Anniversary Scriptwriting Competition. Applications must be received by 5.00pm Friday December 14.

    Have you tapped into your inner Bronte or Austen? How about a sweeping saga à la Tolstoy? Are you the next Warwick Thornton, Jane Campion or Jan Sardi with a heart-wrenching story of love conquering adversity?
    If you have written a script for a feature film, tele-movie or television mini-series with a love story as the central theme, don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity to receive a free day registration for the National Screenwriters’ Conference, a copy of Final Draft 8 scriptwriting software AND get your work read by industry experts.

    Full info here: http://www.awg.com.au/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=490&Itemid=599

  • February 2013 – National Screenwriters Conference

The National Screenwriters Conference has just announced an amazing line-up for 2013! Discounted Earlybird Registrations are now open, with limited places available to Masterclasses (including Paul Abbott, creator of Shameless) and Micro-Mentorship sessions. It only comes around once every two years, so check out the latest news and get in quick: www.awg.com.au/nsc

Share the news on Twitter: @AWG_1’s biennial #NSC2013


Riding the waves: Writing romance in tempestuous times

August 16 – 18 2013 –The Esplanade Hotel, Fremantle, Western Australia

In August 2013, for the first time, our annual national conference is heading to Western Australia. With a gorgeous heritage hotel, sunshine, sea-breezes, alfresco dining and history – Fremantle has it all. And now it has romance!

For more information visit the RWA Website.



  • January 9, 2012 – 30 December, 2012 – Kim Wilkin’s Year of the Novel ~ Helene Young

A year long course to help guide you through the process of creating your novel in a year, developed by Dr. Kim Wilkins. Facilitated by Helene Young.

Helene Young is a contemporary suspense author. Her first two books, WINGS OF FEAR, and SHATTERED SKY, were released by Hachette Australia. Her third book, BURNING LIES, is due for release in July 2012 by Penguin Australia.

Cost: $445

FMI + Bookings: http://awmonlinelearn.com.au/course/category.php?id=4

Lawson Writer’s Academy 

Classes are run from Margie Lawson’s website using on-line teaching software used by universities. Take a cyber tour before you start your class and introduce yourself.

Savvy Authors on-line writing courses

Affordable forum-style writing classes

Announce Online Writing Classes

A double Golden Heart finalist in 2006, Julie Rowe has been writing for over ten years. Julie  teaches a variety of workshops and is the moderator of the Announce Online Classes email loop, which promotes online classes for writers.

To subscribe to the Announce online Classes email loop, send an email to: Announceonlinewritingclasses-subscribe@yahoogroups.com


In Person Events

(Costings Code: M-member, MC-Member concession. NM-Non-members)

December 2012

  • December 13 –How to create and sell your eBook ~ Anna Maguire

When: 6.30 pm—8.30 pm
Where: Sydney Writers’ Centre
Cost: $85
FMI + Bookings: http://www.sydneywriterscentre.com.au/sellyourebook.htm OR (02) 9929 0088

January 2013

  • January 11 –Narrative Structure ~ Alison Goodman

When: 10:00 am-4:0pm
Where: Writers Victoria
Cost: $130 M, $120 MC, $180 NM
FMI + Bookings: http://writersvictoria.org.au/what-s-on/event/narrative-structure/ OR (03) 9094 7855

  • January 24 – So, you want to write a chick lit novel? ~ Anita Heiss

When: 10:00 am-4:0pm
Where: Writers Victoria
Cost: $130 M, $120 MC, $180 NM
FMI + Bookings: http://writersvictoria.org.au/what-s-on/event/so-you-want-to-write-a-chick-lit-novel/ OR (03) 9094 7855

February 2013

  • February 2 & 3 –Write a chick-lit novel ~ Lisa Heidke

When: 10.00 am—4.00 pm
Where: Sydney Writers’ Centre
Cost: $395
FMI + Bookings: http://www.sydneywriterscentre.com.au/chick-lit.htm OR (02) 9929 0088

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  1. Juanita,
    Thanks for another great round up of news from our RWAustralia authors. Hugs for all your hard work.
    Suzi Love


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