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Genre Con Experience

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RWA member Renee Dahlia attended Genre Con 2017 in November, and spoke on a panel called ‘What Writers Get Wrong’. The event is put together by Queensland Writers Centre in conjunction with the State Library of Queensland, to celebrate writers across all genre fiction. Nearly three hundred people turned up to the biggest ever Genre Con this year, more than double the size of the first conference held five years ago. Renee gives us the low-down on her Genre-Con experience. Q. Why Genre Con? I heard about the conference via my publisher Kate Cuthbert of Escape Publishing, and thought it would …

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NSW Writing Retreat

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Need some motivation to kickstart your writing? Want some quiet time with like-minded writers away from chores and distractions? This retreat may be just what you’re looking for. This will be a self-directed retreat in that participants are free to structure their time as they like. Our Retreats Host will put participants in contact with each other before the retreat so they may discuss how they want to spend their retreat. Note that some participants will be taking part in the International 3 Day Novel Contest, so please be mindful of this. Location: Albury, NSW Dates: 1 – 5 September, …

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Going to Conference on a budget

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If you haven’t already organised your Love Gone Wild experience, don’t despair! Time is still on your side, and with some careful planning and these nifty ideas, you can come and kick it at Conference in Brisbane this August. Registering The first thing you will need to do if you’re intending to come along to Conference is buy a ticket. A core program ticket will cost $550 (members) and $580 (non-members). Included is the ticket to the ‘Bring Out the Animal in You’ Harlequin costume cocktail party on Friday night, the core conference program, and access to our exclusive pitching …

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RWA Writer’s Retreat | BOOKINGS CLOSE 20 JUNE

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Do you know that there is an east coast RWA Writers’ Retreat happening in July? Have you ever wanted to spend a weekend with writers who live near you – sharing ideas, writing together? You can! Have you ever wished there were more opportunities to socialise with fellow RWA members? There are! The inaugural RWA Writers’ Retreat will be hosted at Bawley Bush Retreat, a picturesque lake-side site approximately halfway between Canberra and Sydney. The event will begin in the afternoon of Friday 14 July and end in the evening of Sunday 16 July. The cost is $224 per person, …