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Writers' Festival

From children’s books to the art of blogging, writing for therapy, visual storytelling, how to craft a compelling protagonist, navigating the digital shift, professional writing and everything in between, the University of Southern Queensland’s fourth annual USQ Bookcase Writers’ Festival will deliver a program that will challenge, provoke and inspire. Don't miss out, purchase your festival ticket online now for $10 (children under 12 free entry). Don't forget to also follow the event on Facebook.

Saturday 22 July

Time Main Stage (Refectory) R113
Lecture Theatre 

Allison Dickson Theatre

   9.30am Doors Open 
Keynote Address
Amanda Gearing
Session Break
Panel Discussion:
Stories through social media
 WS 1: Writing for Children
 Selina Kucks
 WS 2: Visual Storytelling
Paul Mason
Memorial to Narelle Oliver
with Katie Woods
Session Break  

Panel Discussion:
Overcoming writer's block

WS 3: Navigating the Digital Shift
            David Fagan
WS 4: Let's Get Social
            Bec Hovey

Panel Discussion:
Meet the victims and heroes from the floods

 Session Break 

Panel Discussion:
What the editor wants

WS 5: Cut, Copy, Paste: Zine-making
Ally Jensen

WS 6: Writing Saved my Life 
Jennifer McDonald 

Session Break 
 WS 7: Professional Writing
USQ Career Development Team

WS 8: Switching Styles in Writing
Prof. Peter Terry

   4.30pm  Festival Closes

*Please note the schedule above is subject to change prior to the event.