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Guest Speaker:
Louise Moriarty, Author and Poet
Fradgley Hall, Burleigh Heads


Creative Seminar – CROWDFUND YOUR BOOK – 23 August

Learn how to raise funds to publish your book
Everyone could use some extra funding when they are publishing a book, whether that's for a professional editor, design, printing, marketing or even a book tour. This seminar will show you how you can use the crowdfunding platform iPledg to raise funds for you book and pre-sell copies worldwide.



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Event Calendar


July 2014

Writing a Book Proposal

July 12, 2014 - 01:00 PM / 03:00 PM Helensvale Library Creative Seminar



This free workshop is aimed specifically at those who intend to enter the GCWA Writing / Publishing competition, however, it is also suitable for anyone seeking to learn more about writing book proposals (fiction and non-fiction), and even for people planning to independently publish as it identifies essential key information you can use to promote your book.

Presenters: Angelika Heurich, President GCWA and Jeannie Barker, GCWF Coordinator
Date: 12 July 2014
Time: 1:00-3:00pm
Venue: Helensvale Library Meeting Room
Fee: Free
RSVP: Please complete the form below so we can ensure we have enough seats.

July Meeting - Brainstorm a Non-fiction Book

July 19, 2014 - 02:00 PM / 04:00 PM Fradgley Hall (Burleigh Heads Library) Meeting

Brainstorm-cover-x1Are you always being complimented on how much you know about… anything? Could you turn that knowledge into a successful ‘how to’ book? …a book of tips? …a niche best seller?

Come along to the July meeting and brainstorm your non-fiction book with us. You will leave with a written outline and plan for your book, and probably a lot of ideas for some other books you could write in the future too.

This creative session is not just for non-fiction writers. You can brainstorm your next novel if you prefer, or you may find yourself so excited by the ideas generated that you want to try your hand at non-fiction too!

Presented by Jeannie Barker and Angelika Heurich.

Please bring a notepad and pen. Optional: Coloured pencils, textas and highlighters.

Date: Saturday, 19 July 2014

Time: 1:30pm for a 2:00pm start

Venue: Fradgley Hall (above Burleigh Heads Library)

Cost: Members $4.00 | Non-members $7.00  This includes the brainstorm session and afternoon tea.

Parking: Free parking is available in the car park next to the Burleigh Heads Library with access from Connor Street.

OUR MISSION: To be a home for writers, a place to learn, a place to grow and a place to be heard.