Fantastic opportunity for aspiring authors…

Hachette Australia and Queensland Writers Centre (QWC) have announced their national program for writers in 2010. This round, the program is open for emerging Australian authors of both commercial adult fiction and non-fiction with manuscripts that range from 50,000 – 120,000 words. Up to 10 emerging fiction and non-fiction writers will work with editors from … Continue reading »

QWC Blog Tour …

Speakeasy is very excited to be part of the Queensland Writers Centre blog tour. I am currently away at the Hachette manuscript development retreat, immersed in all things writerly, so the timing is perfect… QWC: Where do your words come from? There is a part of my brain that I can’t consciously reach (but which … Continue reading »

Imaginative Space: Part 1

Moya Costello, SCU lecturer, author, and former editor, describes university creative writing courses as an imaginative space where intellectual labour and creativity is valued, which can equip writers with the technical skills and theoretical understandings to explore and express creativity. Moya’s presentation at the Nuts & Bolts professional developmnent seminar at BBWF09 yesterday was a … Continue reading »