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In Person Events
- Western Australia Tour
Fiona Palmer and Rachael Johns are having a RuRo tour through WA in September. You can find details and dates at
Contrary to popular belief, a good romance is not as simple as falling in love. Writing good quality romance requires creativity, innovation, skill and well-formed characters embroiled in believable conflict.
Explore the diversity of the genre, get tips on convincing emotional connection and sex scenes, discover what readers and publishers want, develop a winning story synopsis and killer pitch, and learn about the earning opportunities the romance genre offers.
For beginners, early & emerging writers.
When: Saturdays 6, 13, 30 and 27 September, 10am–1pm
Where: Writers Victoria, 176 Little Lonsdale St, Melbourne
Tutor: Kate Belle (author The Yearning & Being Jade)
For more information and bookings: http://writersvictoria.org.au/what-s-on/event/romancing-the-page/
To send an Event for inclusion in RWA’s Hearts Talk monthly magazine, contact Kate at: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Anne Gracie
Are you in or near Melbourne? Interested in the National Trust’s “Love, Desire and Riches” exhibition at beautiful Ripponlea in Elsternwick? Anne Gracie is conducting a writing workshop there on Saturday morning. Only $25 Further info & bookings here: http://www.trybooking.com/Booking/BookingEventSummary.aspx?eid=88770&bof=1
Aspire On Line
Seeking expressions of interest from established authors in the romance genre to assist with writing course material and tutoring student assessments.
Rebecca Timmis is the Creative Manager of a new online education business, ASPIRE Online Courses. We are seeking expressions of interest from established authors in the romance genre to assist with writing course material and tutoring student assessments.
This is real, paid work and a great opportunity to build a profile name and get exposure as an author. We are offering flat fee or royalty-based payments for course material, and a per-assessment fee for tutors.
Our online team is creating a dynamic website and we will be investing heavily in online and offline marketing strategies.
I am a writer for children and young adults and have seen so many aspiring writers try and take on the world of self-publishing without first learning the craft of writing. I am passionate about education and want to establish a team that will bring the best out of our students.
If you would like to apply or wish to share this opportunity with a qualified colleague, please visit ASPIRE online courses and complete an application form at http://aspireonlinecourses.com.au/eoi/course-material.php
Book Expo Australia
Where Books Come Alive – Books for everyone and all genres.
When: 30 – 31 August 2014
Where: Exhibition Hall 5, Sydney Showground, Sydney Olympic Park, NSW 2127
From 9:00am for Teachers and librarians
From 10:00am for General Public
Close at 5:30 pm Saturday and Sunday
Tickets are Now On Sale!
$5.00 – Teachers and Librarians (proof of employment may be requested)
$20 – Family ticket (2 adults and 2 YA)
$8.50 – Adult
$5.00 – Children(YA) over 12 to 18
Free – Children 12 and under (proof of age may be requested)
Australian Writer’s Centre
The Australian Writer’s Centre offers a range of Writing Courses as well as informative Podcasts:
- Podcast: Episode 24 – So You Want to be a WriterIn Episode 24, Valerie and Allison discuss how to contact your fave author, how to find time to write, and what it means to “show don’t tell”. They also try out an app to find names for your characters and blogging sensation Nikki Parkinson’s launches her new book, Unlock Your Style!
- Courses starting soon
You’ll find a course starting soon to suit your writing goals:
Creative Writing Stage 1 (Online)
Your online course starts:
Monday 18 August 2014
Stories, ideas, fiction… where will your imagination take you? Book now
Advanced Fiction Writing Techniques (Online)
Your online course is on:
Monday 18 August 2014
Let your creativity soar! Book now
Blogging for Beginners (Sydney)
Your course is on:
Tuesday 26 August 2014
Because if you’re going to do it, do it right… Book now
The Great Aussie Book Prize
The inaugural Great Aussie Book Prize is being run by Barnardos Australia and as well as supporting children in need, also dangles one mighty fine carrot for novelists. In their words, they’re looking for “inspiring true-life stories from everyday Australians”, with the winner receiving agency representation from Australia’s most renowned literary agent Selwa Anthony, and print, ebook and audio book contracts from a well-known Australian publisher. A great prize! Submissions close 31 August, so check out their website for more details.
RWA is looking to offer our members a series of online writers’ workshops in the second half of 2014 through its new Online Workshop List (OWL). OWL events will be hosted, facilitated and promoted by RWA on a 75:25 profit-share arrangement with the presenter (the greater amount being the presenter’s). We would like to invite interested RWA members and non-RWA members to apply to conduct a workshop online through RWA in the inaugural OWL calendar. Please download the proposal form http://www.romanceaustralia.com/p/89/OWLs, complete by May 1 2014 and email to email@example.com
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.
Affordable forum-style 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: Announceonlinewritingclassesfirstname.lastname@example.org
Writers Festivals 2014
Melbourne Writers Festival (MWF) is Melbourne’s annual, two-week celebration for writers, readers and thinkers. Each year in August, the Festival celebrates the talent and ideas of hundreds of writers from Australia and around the world, through a vibrant program of storytelling, conversation and discussion, intellectual debate, educational programs, live performance, music and art events. The Festival includes events for people of all ages and more than a quarter of the program is free. Their highly regarded Schools’ Program attracts more than 15,000 students.
When: August 21–31
Details to be provided as soon as they become available.
When: September 3–7