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)
If you’re a member of ROCKINGHAM WRITERS CENTRE/FoRAC please CLICK HERE for MEMBERS INFORMATION & REGSITRATION PAGES
Convention fees include morning and afternoon tea, and lunch.
$45 (only available to convention participants and includes Pre-Convention Workshop)
(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.
$45 (only available to convention participants and includes the option of booking a pitch session at a later date)
Early Bird Registration – 14th May 2021
Standard Registration – 30th June 2021
Pitch Sessions – 14th May 2021
8.30am – 9.00am Check In
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
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
Pitches, Blurbs and Finding Your Audience with Georgia Richter
Do you dream of becoming an author?
Have you written a manuscript?
Are you thinking about publication?
In this practical and informative workshop, Fremantle Press publisher Georgia Richter will look at how you can build your audience and establish your author brand, and the relationship between the two. The group will look at how and why to pitch, plus practice pitching. Bring along a pen and paper and be prepared to pitch to your peers in a fun and interactive afternoon.
When: Saturday 24th April 2021, 1.00pm to 5.00pm
Where: Rockingham Writers Centre, 11 Kent St, Rockingham
Attendance at this workshop is $45 for convention attendees who have registered before 20th April 2021.
If you would like to include this workshop in your registration and reserve the option to book a pitch or critique at a later date
– please follow the Pitch & Critique Sessions 0r Contact the Event Manager link below.