Each year in May, before winter’s icy fingers curl around Bundaberg, aspiring and advanced writers emerge from behind their keyboards to embark on a journey of learning and inspiration. They pat their cats* goodbye, change out of their seat-worn trackies, and put pen to paper to record the words of wisdom imparted by WriteFest’s workshop presenters.
It’s a day where writers know they are in like-minded company. Where they network with others who share their creative passion. WriteFest is the event they attend to learn how to make their characters believable, their story filled with emotion, or their weapons used in the right way.
It’s the writer’s event where all writers are equal.
And of course, none of this would be possible without the help of our supporters and sponsors (you’ll see them listed on the right of the page) with a special nod to Arts Queensland.
Romance, crime, science fiction, fantasy, paranormal, memoirs, children’s books – if a genre isn’t covered one year it will be the next. Workshops may be genre-specific or craft-orientated, and are presented by writing industry professionals. We are committed to offering writers of all backgrounds an event to be marked on their annual calendar.
We hope to see you at the next WriteFest, and remember, as Christopher Morely said, ‘There is only one success – to be able to spend your life in your own way.’
*We by no means wish to insinuate that all writers have cats. We know of one who has a dog.