Institute of Professional Editors Conference

Date: 13 September 2017
Where: Brisbane Convention Centre

The Institute of Professional Editors (IPEd) is pleased to announce that registration for its biennial conference being held later this year is now open and the keynote speakers have been announced. The 8th IPEd National Editors Conference, ‘Advancing our Profession’ will be held in Brisbane from 13 to 15 September. Other highlights of the program include a number of panels, an emerging leaders forum and a special presentation by Dr Sandra Phillips from Queensland University of Technology, where she will discuss editing literature with Indigenous cultural content and related topics, as well as the black&write! program.

Historical Novel Society of Australasia (HNSA) Conference

Date: 08 September 2017
Where: Melbourne
Price: $280 for the full weekend programme

The HNSA conference celebrates the genre of historical novels and showcases the best literary talent from Australasia and across the globe. The society considers the historical fiction genre to be important to both the entertainment and education of readers as it contributes to the knowledge of the reader and provides a valid perspective beyond the viewpoint of the historian. Both the imagination and dedication of historical novelists present an authentic world which can enrich a reader’s understanding of real historical personages, eras and events. The HNSA conferences enable readers and writers to celebrate this genre and showcase the best of Australia and New Zealand’s literary talent.

RWA Conference

Date: 11 August 2017
Where: Pullman Hotel, Brisbane
Price: from $520

More than 400 aspiring and established author delegates from around Australia and the world will attend the ‘Love Gone Wild’ conference at the five-star Pullman Brisbane King George Square Hotel from August 11-13. The conference is also open to the public and earlybird registration is now available. Delegates can choose from more than 40 seminars and workshops spanning everything from the craft of writing to business and marketing. They will also discover insider tips from a strong line-up of industry professionals, publishers, editors and some of the biggest names in romantic fiction. Action-packed interactive sessions will include historical weaponry and a police briefing on the latest in forensics for authors writing romantic thrillers and suspense.

Wild Readings

Date: 17 January 2017
Where: Mu'ooz Restaurant, West End, Brisbane
Price: Free

Wild Readings is a series of monthly café readings that encourages writers at all stages of development to read their work out loud. Writers with an original piece they would like to air, that can be read in seven minutes or less, are encouraged to contact Wild Readings about taking part. Unpublished writers are welcome, as are those with publishing credits, and writers of all fields are encouraged to read whether they write fiction or nonfiction, plays, lyrics, essays, short stories, screenplays or haikus (or anything in between!). Readings are held on the third Tuesday of every month at Mu'ooz Restaurant in West End, Brisbane.