Tips for young authors a focus at annual writers festival

July 30, 2017 by  

Maroochydore writers keen to know more about self-publishing or preparing submissions of their work for consideration will be among many to benefit from this year’s Sunshine Coast International Readers and Writers Festival.

The two-day event, being held for the second consecutive year, has been put together by award-winning children’s publishers and authors Aleesah Darlison and Elaine Ouston, who promise an exciting programme of workshops and author presentations.

Internationally published, award-winning young adult and children’s writers from across Australia are featured in the talented lineup of presenters advertised on brochures and flyers.

According to the organisers:

“The authors will be presenting a series of author presentations and important writing and publishing workshops for emerging writers.”

There will also be a host of special events, including Ruth Bonnetti’s launch of her new book ‘Midnight Sun to Southern Cross: Those who go, those who stay’, which represents her second book of her family memoir ‘Burn My Letters: Tyranny to refuge’.

Food stalls and quality artisans will also be available on both days in Jack Morgan Park.

The second day of the festival, to be held on August 12 and 13 will be Children’s Day and feature an exciting array of craft activities and free storytelling in Jack Morgan Park.

Discounted rates will apply for kids aged 13 to 18, while those under 13 will be free.

Tickets and festival programmes will be available from Coolum Civic Centre on August 12.