October events for new and aspiring authors - Tips for writers

October events for new and aspiring authors

October 5, 2017

Are you a budding crime writer, a first time novelist, or wanting a backstage pass into writing for the entertainment world? Here are three events you might want to put in your diary today.

City of Fremantle T.A.G. Hungerford Award: Preparing Your Manuscript
Unpublished authors shouldn’t miss this workshop with Hungerford judge and Fremantle Press publisher Georgia Richter. The City of Fremantle T.A.G. Hungerford Award is Western Australia’s longest running and most prestigious award for unpublished writers. The award has uncovered the likes of Gail Jones, Brenda Walker, Kim Scott, Deb Fitzpatrick, Alice Nelson, Natasha Lester and many others. The winner receives a cash prize of $12,000 and a publishing contract with Fremantle Press. Georgia Richter will be giving aspiring authors the lowdown on what she’s looking for as a publisher and how to enter the award.

When: Wednesday 25 October
Where: City of Fremantle Library
Click hereto book online.

Backstage Pass: A masterclass with Dave Warner, professional musician, playwright, screenwriter, and novelist
For over forty-five years Dave Warner has made a living as a professional musician, playwright, screenwriter, and novelist.  He’s had gold records, his films have featured the likes of Molly Ringwald, Kylie Minogue and Travis Fimmel. He is the 2016 Ned Kelly Award winner for crime fiction for his last novel, Before it Breaks, and he has worked on such TV shows as Packed to the Rafters, McLeod's Daughters, Rescue Special Ops and the INXS telemovie Never Tear Us Apart. In this masterclass — tailored predominantly, but not exclusively, for writers — Dave will guide you backstage of the entertainment industry to those areas that only seasoned professionals have access to. He’ll run you through his principle of ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE: a basic test you can apply to your project, be it book, film or television, to calculate its chances of success.

When: Friday 27 October, 10.30 am - 12.30 p
Where: Institute of Advanced Studies, UWA
Cost: Free
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A crime writing masterclass with Alan Carter
This session is titled Shady Characters, Twisted Plots: Creating Addictive Crime Series. Join acclaimed crime writer Alan Carter in this masterclass dedicated to creating characters for crime series that leave readers longing for more. Explore different crime genres, core ingredients of nail-biting fiction, and try hands-on exercises to fine-tune your skills.

When: Monday 30 October
Where: City of Fremantle Library
Click here to book online.