Monthly Archives: October 2012

Amazing prizes at the Gold Coast Writers Festival!

Thanks to the fabulous retail sponsors who have so generously supported us, the Gold Coast Writers Festival is able to offer over $12,000 in prizes.  You have to be in it to win it, so don’t miss out! See you at the Gold Coast Writers Festival 26 – 28 October:

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Publishing: Hints and Tips

Ever wanted to know more about publishing? At the Gold Coast Writers Festival this Friday 26 October 2012, we have a line-up of authors and industry experts who will take you through various aspects from self-publishing landmines and how to avoid them to self-editing with professional manuscript assessor, Louise Cusack.

Anthony Puttee from Book Cover Cafe will speak on Writing for Profit, while Paul Higgs of Palmer Higgs Publishing Services will give us valuable insight into the Digital Evolution. The program of seminars will finish with From Manuscript to Market with Laurel Cohn, a highly experienced editor who has been involved in all aspects of publishing for many years.

For tickets and more information about these authors and presenters, please check out

Looking forward to seeing you there!

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Australia’s best poets on show at Gold Coast Writers Festival

Some of Australia’s best poets will be in action at the Gold Coast Writers Festival next weekend, Friday 26 October, starting from 9am in the Meeting Room at the Robina Community Centre. It’s seldom such a stellar line-up of published and performance poets are brought together in one venue so this is a chance not to be missed.

The morning kicks off at 9am with Lesley Synge, an accomplished performance poet who has produced a movie and sound track about her experiences walking the Gold Coast hinterland.

Other poets taking part are Duncan Richardson, Phillip A Ellis, Vasudha Harte, Anne Gleeson, Caroline Glen, Holly Zwalf, Andrew Leggett, David Hallett, Rosanna Licari, Sara Moss, Stefanie Petrik, Brent Downes, Cameron Logan, and keynote reader Robin Archbold. There will even be an open mic so bring along your own poetry or that of a friend and be prepared to read.

For more info about the poets, other writers, program and venue, please check out

Looking forward to seeing you there!


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