Gold Coast Writers Association Events, Workshops, Speakers & More

19th Aug 2017 Meeting

Gold Coast Writers Association

Fradgley Hall, Park Avenue, Burleigh Heads

The meeting room is above the Burleigh Heads Library.

Free parking in the carpark beside the building.

$5.00 Members $8.00 Visitors
Includes Entry, Light refreshments and Workshop

Queries can be made to the Secretary: info@goldcoastwriters.org


Event Timeline

12.15pm – Doors Open: Members and Guests arrive

12.30pm – Workshop: Gavin & Julie ~ Design and Create your own book cover

2.00pm – President Gavin Fisher will open the event

2.20pm – Guest Speaker: Jenny Old – Author

3.00pm – Light Refreshments

4.00pm – Event Closed

 

Guest Speaker BackgroundJenny Old

Jenny Old had an adventure. A wonderful and life changing adventure. For eighteen years, her and her husband Rick, lived in the Gulf Country of Far North Queensland on a property called McAllister. Starting with nothing, they lived in a shed while building their home, brick by brick. They took a lump of virgin land, in the middle of nowhere, and turned it into a thriving, working cattle property known as ‘McAllister’.

 

TOPIC: McAllister

Often Jenny hears, “What a hard life, how did you do it? It must have been tough.” Her story is captivating and has sold over 2000 copies in less than 9 months as she travels throughout the East Coast of Australia sharing this tale of resilience and fortitude. This captivating and real-Australian speaker holds audiences in the palm of her hands with this fantastic story.

16th Sep 2017 Meeting

Gold Coast Writers Association

Fradgley Hall, Park Avenue, Burleigh Heads

The meeting room is above the Burleigh Heads Library.

Free parking in the carpark beside the building.

$5.00 Members $8.00 Visitors
Includes Entry, Light refreshments and Workshop

Queries can be made to the Secretary: info@goldcoastwriters.org

 

Event Timeline

12.15pm – Doors Open: Members and Guests arrive

12.30pm – Workshop: Ocean ~ Publishing

2.00pm – President Gavin Fisher will open the event

2.20pm – Guest Speaker: Karen Clarke – Author

3.00pm – Light Refreshments

4.00pm – Event Closed

 

Guest Speaker BackgroundKaren Clarke

Karen is the author of ‘From Bullied to Brilliant’ and co-founder of Powerful Positive People®. Karen has a deep understanding of bullying and social isolation, both in her capacity as professional coach and her personal experiences of witnessing and experiencing bullying. Dr Arun Gandhi, the grandson of Mahatma Gandhi, wrote the foreword for ‘From Bullied to Brilliant’ with contributions from internationally recognised sportspeople and celebrities such as Ed Frances, Matthew Mitcham, Michael Schwandt, and Tanja Mitton. Karen has also partnered with the Brisbane Broncos, Pemsoft, and BullyZero, among others, to help move her message into more of a culture.

 

TOPIC: From Bullied to Brilliant

Karen’s presentations are based on her investigation into the bully-victim dynamic.  She understands the patterns that emerge when dominance based relationships are at play and is able to clearly demonstrate what occurs when two people agree to participate in a bully-victim dynamic.

21st Oct 2017 Meeting

Gold Coast Writers Association

Fradgley Hall, Park Avenue, Burleigh Heads

The meeting room is above the Burleigh Heads Library.

Free parking in the carpark beside the building.

$5.00 Members $8.00 Visitors
Includes Entry, Light refreshments and Workshop

Queries can be made to the Secretary: info@goldcoastwriters.org

Event Timeline

12.15pm – Doors Open: Members and Guests arrive

12.30pm – Workshop: Other Genres ~ Travelogue

2.00pm – President Gavin Fisher will open the event

2.20pm – Guest Speaker: TBA

3.00pm – Light Refreshments

4.00pm – Event Closed

Guest Speaker Background

 

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18th Nov 2017 Meeting

Gold Coast Writers Association

Fradgley Hall, Park Avenue, Burleigh Heads

The meeting room is above the Burleigh Heads Library.

Free parking in the carpark beside the building.

$5.00 Members $8.00 Visitors
Includes Entry, Light refreshments and Workshop

Queries can be made to the Secretary: info@goldcoastwriters.org

Event Timeline

12.15pm – Doors Open: Members and Guests arrive

12.30pm – Workshop: Gary ~ Fun Workshop

2.00pm – President Gavin Fisher will open the event

2.20pm – Guest Speaker: TBA

3.00pm – Light Refreshments

4.00pm – Event Closed

Guest Speaker Background

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16th Dec 2017 Meeting

Fradgley Hall, Park Avenue, Burleigh Heads

The meeting room is above the Burleigh Heads Library.

Free parking in the carpark beside the building.

$5.00 Members $8.00 Visitors
Includes Entry, Light refreshments and Workshop

Queries can be made to the Secretary: info@goldcoastwriters.org

Event Timeline

12.15pm – Doors Open: Members and Guests arrive

12.30pm – No workshop ~ Christmas Party

2.00pm – President Gavin Fisher will open the event

4.00pm – Event Closed

Guest Speaker Background

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17th June 2017 Meeting

Gold Coast Writers Association

Fradgley Hall, Park Avenue, Burleigh Heads

The meeting room is above the Burleigh Heads Library.

Free parking in the carpark beside the building.

$5.00 Members $8.00 Visitors
Includes Entry, Light refreshments and Workshop

Queries can be made to the Secretary: info@goldcoastwriters.org

 

Event Timeline

12.15pm – Doors Open: Members and Guests arrive

12.30pm – Workshop: Gary & Julie ~ Description and Dialogue

2.00pm – President Gavin Fisher will open the event

2.20pm – Guest Speaker: Janeen Vosper – Author

3.00pm – Light Refreshments

4.00pm – Event Closed

 

Guest Speaker BackgroundJaneen Vosper

Having worked for more than 20 years as General Manager of Sales for a successful multi-million dollar, national supply business; Janeen Vosper has plenty of hands-on experience coaching high performing, commissioned-based, sales teams.

During her extensive sales career she has worked with hundreds of entrepreneurs, sales representatives and business owners; assisting them to be able to present their message and have the proficiency to come across as an authority on their subject prompting outstanding results.

Janeen’s passion is to empower women – to provide them with a confident voice and the words to enable them to speak their message with credibility and conviction.  A voice so they are able to confidently sell their ideas and to have the know-how to speak with influence in front of any audience.

 

TOPIC: Dare to Dance With The Elephant

When you pour your energy and passion into writing a book, every knock back is naturally taken personally.

So stepping up to have a sales conversation can be daunting.  And there are some subjects that everyone dreads talking about.

Whatever it is, most people hope like crazy that their prospects won’t bring it up. Yet they know deep inside that the topic is unavoidable.

No matter how hard they try to dance around the elephant in the room and pretend it’s not there, it’s just a matter of time before someone asks about it. Then most people stumble through an inane response that has them losing credibility they have worked hard to establish.

Once you understand why people will or won’t buy from you, any feelings of personal doubt will disappear.

In this presentation you will discover the techniques to handle primary objections before they come up and learn to enjoy the sales conversation.

15th July 2017 Meeting

Gold Coast Writers Association

Literary Luncheon 15th July 2017

Gold Coast Arts Centre, Bundall

Queries can be made to the Secretary: info@goldcoastwriters.org

 

Event Timeline

10.00am – Doors Open: Members and Guests arrive

2.00pm – Event Closed