Mary Davies Library and Community Centre, 17 Settlers Ave, Baldivis

Rockingham Writers Centre is pleased to announce that registrations are now open for the 2021 Rockingham Writers Convention.


Early Bird Registration: $100

         Standard Registration: $125 

(Rockingham Writers Centre Members $90 + FREE Pre-Convention Workshop)

Convention fees include morning and afternoon tea, and lunch.


$45 (only available to convention participants)

(Rockingham Writers Centre Members $35 )

Please note: Each Pitch Session has limited numbers and registrations will be taken on a ‘first in, first served’ basis.


Early Bird Registration – 14th May 2021

Standard Registration –  30th June 2021

Pitch Sessions – 14th May 2021

8.30am – 9.00am Check In

9.00am Welcome

9.15am Session 1

A   Plotting and How to Make a Reader Want to Turn the Page – David Whish-Wilson

B   Behind the Smoke and Mirrors – What being published is really about – Rachel Johns

C   The Pleasures and Challenges of Short Story Writing – Susan Midalia

10.45am Morning Tea

11.15am Session 2

A   Developing Compelling Characters – Sasha Wasley

B   Running Your Writing Business – Annabel Smith 

C   Preparing and Editing Short Fiction – Deborah Hunn

12.45pm Lunch

1.45pm Session 3

A   What you Need to Know to Self Publish – Claire Boston

B   Writing for Young Adults – Holden Sheppard

C   Bringing Your Fantasy Story to Life – Juliet Marillier

3.15pm Afternoon tea

3.45pm – 4.45pm Session 4

Panel – Just Write, Setting Goals and Staying Motivated

Riley Onyx, Claire Boston, Deb Fitzpatrick, Annabel Smith


Pitch/Critique Sessions to be held throughout the day – 15 minutes each 

In person with

Karen McDermott – Serenity Press

Peta Flannigan – Gumnut Press

Via Zoom with 

Meredith Curnow – Penguin Random House

Jane Novak – Literary Agent




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