Date/time: Sat 15 October, 1-6pm
Digital Writers: taking your words online is a conference aimed at equipping writers with ideas and inspiration about sharing their work with audiences online.
Events: each panel goes for 90 minutes to ensure plenty of time for questions and discussion!
Keynote – CHRISTY DENA on 7 Enviable Lines, the seven tips she wishes she knew at the start of her digital writing career.
Panel: Writing online – How different is writing for an online audience, how can you do it creatively, and what are the challenges and opportunities for writers working in this field?
Panel: Working online – Our panellists hash out how they make new technologies work in their writing careers, from finding markets, marketing to making money!
Twitter comedy – No one loves Twitter more than KAREN PICKERING. Find out why twitter is perfect for writers in her LOL-a-minute standup set!
Networking drinks – Mingle and continue the discussion with our panellists and audience members, over a glass of wine.
From blogging and tweeting to online journalism, and everything in between, Digital Writers is an event for writers wanting to use the online space to take their writing to the next level.
Festival writers: the Emerging Writers’ Festival includes a mix of emerging and established writers and publishers programmed for their expertise, inspiration and ability to spark discussion and debate.
Our line up of speakers are experts in online writing, publishing and marketing, including (click through for bios):
- Sophie Black (VIC), Editor, Crikey.com.au
- Andrew McMillen (QLD), Freelance Journalist
- Jason Nelson (QLD), digital & hypermedia poet
- Simon Groth (QLD), novelist & If:Book Director
- Alan Baxter (NSW), freelancer & spec fiction author
- Karen Pickering (VIC), commentator & editor
- Christy Dena (VIC), Director, Universe Creation 101
- Lisa Dempster (VIC), blogger & festival director
- Daniel Donahoo (VIC), writer, blogger & geek
- & more to be announced
Cost: $45 full / $35 concession (QWC members at concession rates).
If you’re in Brisbane, you can pre-purchase your tickets to Digital Writers by by making a donation of $35/45 on Pozible.