Monthly Archives: October 2012

2nd place People’s Choice story..

I got Second Place in the ‘People’s Choice’ votes of the ‘Paint and Prose’ at the Gold Coast Writers Festival, wine and cheese night not long after my panel session. Lorraine Blomberg was the artist and my little story was written … Continue reading

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Gold Coast Writers Festival Literary Luncheon..

Everyone who attended the Literary Luncheon at the Palmer Colonial Golf Club enjoyed the good company, food, wine and door prizes. I was delighted to be able to chat happily to Michelle Worthington (children’s picture book author), Dimity Powell (children’s … Continue reading

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Gold Coast Writers Festival panels Day 2…

Had another wonderful day at the Gold Coast Writers Festival, taking copious notes on children’s writing, romance writing vs erotica, factual writing vs memoirs, reading people lying, all very interesting. My panel session on Fantasy Sci-Fi was a great success. … Continue reading

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Gold Coast Writers Festival Day 2 tomorrow…

Today was a brilliant day, the sun shone brightly on an audience appreciating the various fields of the presenters expertise. Poetry was read, orated, sung and digitally enhanced over view presentations. Authors learned how to get manuscripts assessed, polished and … Continue reading

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Gold Coast Writers Festival Day 1 tomorrow…

Tomorrow is the first day of this fabulous event with a host of authors sharing their experiences through seminars, workshops, and panel sessions.  Friday at Robina Community Centre publishers will be sharing their wisdom on self publishing and its pitfalls. … Continue reading

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Jill Smith at Gold Coast Writers Festival – yes that’s me!

I’m looking forward to the fantastic line up of events at next weekend’s Festival. I’ll be there every day, the Friday there will be Writers Seminars (Conference room), Poetry Stream (Meeting Room)  at the Robina Community Centre, and Children’s workshops … Continue reading

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Marianne De Pierres at Gold Coast Writers meeting today…

Marianne de Pierres is the author of the acclaimed Parrish Plessis and award-winning Sentients of Orion science fiction series. The Parrish Plessis series has been translated into eight languages and adapted into a roleplaying game. She’s also the author of a teen dark fantasy series. Marianne is … Continue reading

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