Brisbane Writers Festival — Workshops and panels!

The Brisbane Writers Festival 2022 is happening the first week in May, and I will be there!

I’m on two panels:

  • Debuting in a Pandemic with Jacqueline Maley, Sophie Overett and Lyndall Clipstone on Friday 6 May
  • Sweet Sweet Fantasy (sold out) with Lynette Noni, C.S. Pacat, and Samantha Baldry on Saturday 7 May

And I’m giving an observation journal workshop and a brief drop-in map workshop!

How can keeping an observation journal level up your practice as a writer? Join author and illustrator Kathleen Jennings as she demonstrates how a creative journal can awaken your creativity and helps you build a repertoire of exercises that will refine your ideas, techniques, and creative skills.

Every good fantasy adventure needs a map of the world the reader will be journeying through. But have you ever thought of creating your own? Award winning author and illustrator, Kathleen Jennings takes you through a brief introduction to creating a fantastic fantasy map.

And don’t forget entries to the Qld schools Wordplay Microfiction competition (art prompt by me!) close this Friday 22 April 2022.

Cut paper silhouette swirl with fish, birds, person with paper planes

Students are invited to respond to the image in no more than 120 words, using any written format (verse / prose). Shortlisted entrants will be invited to present a reading of their microfiction at the awards ceremony during the Festival.

The winner will receive a cash prize of $1000 thanks to UQ, and a book pack featuring every Word Play 2022 title for their school. 

The award information is on the BWF website here: https://bwf.org.au/whats-on/word-play-2022/microfiction-competition

And the entry form is here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BWF2022MicrofictionCompetition