Partnering with the Gold Coast's premier cultural precinct - HOTA, Home of the Arts sees an annual calendar of events come to fruition.

With activations the 3rd Monday of each month, we offer the Gold Coast community a varied programme events to engage with emerging writers, book lovers and creatives.

February
March
April

February

Monday 17 February  |  5.00pm for 5.30pm start  |  Basement at HOTA, Home of the Arts

Start the year write - Make 2020 the year you uncover your own unique writing habit through this hands-on workshop event. From character and setting, scheduling and mind-mapping, explore different methods to harness your ideas, burst through writers block, and develop strategies for going the distance.

Writers' Workshop facilitated by Inside Voice

Click here to book your workshop place - $35 per person

March

Monday 16 March  |  5.00pm for 5.30pm start  |  Panorama at HOTA, Home of the Arts

Creating and Publishing Picture Books for Children - Learn about the process of writing and illustrating a picture book for children, and discover practical steps on the path to publication. Based on Christine Sharp’s 12-Part Guide to Writing and Publishing Picture Books for Children (christinesharp.com), this workshop will focus on the process, from concept and planning, to creation and submission, through to your (fingers crossed) book launch.

For beginner/Intermediate writers and illustrators

You will learn about the process of creating a picture book for children and focus on the following areas:

  • Know and love your readers
  • Ideas and inspiration
  • Character, theme, rhythm and rhyme
  • Who’s who in the zoo?
  • Editing and storyboarding
  • Illustration
  • Traditional publishing or self-publishing
  • Submitting your manuscript
  • Contracts, advances and royalties
  • PR – book launch, web presence, book talks and more
  • Resources
  • Question time

Click here to book your workshop place- $35 per person

April

Monday 20 April  |  5.00pm for 5.30pm start  |  Basement at HOTA, Home of the Arts

The Pitch Package - From the cover letter and tagline to synopsis and author biography, discover the specific tools you need to for the ultimate pitch package. Whether you are submitting to a publisher, editor or agent, these are the necessary pieces to the ultimate pitch.

Writers' Workshop facilitated by Inside Voice

Click here to book your workshop place - $35 per person