Festival: Maleny Celebration of Books

Festival guest ABC Radio’s Kate Evans loves nothing better than chatting with people about books. Join her in conversation with three leading Australian authors. Multi-award winning writerTrent Dalton will talk about his debut literary fiction novel, Boy Swallows Universe. He will be joined by 2018 Stella Prize shortlisted author Mirandi Riwoe discussing her award-winning novella The Fish Girl and Sally Piper will talk about her second novel The Geography of Friendship.

Date: 15 July 2018

Time: 10.30am – 11.45am (Doors open at 10.00am for morning tea, event commences at 10.30am)

Venue: Maleny Community Centre, 23 Maple Street, Maleny

Tickets: $18 (including morning tea). A small booking fee for online bookings applies.

Bookings in person can be made at Rosetta Books, 30 Maple Street, Maleny or by phone on 5435 2134.

Seminar: Novel Writing - Toning a saggy middle

Novels often stall in the middle section as writers either dry up with ideas or the plot or depth of characterisation has not been sufficient to sustain the story. This Queensland Writers Centre seminar will assist participants to identify causes of a saggy middle and discover ways of overcoming it so that their story finds new narrative energy.

Sally will be delivering this 1.5 hour seminar at Brisbane Square Library, 266 George Street, Brisbane City, QLD

Date: 8 July 2018

Time: 11:00am - 12:30pm

This is a free seminar but to register your attendance, please contact Brisbane Square Library on 3403 4166.

Mentoring

Sally will be mentoring for the Queensland Writers Centre on their Writer's Surgery mentor program throughout 2018. She will be available to consult on literary fiction, general fiction, short fiction and preparing submission packages for awards and opportunities. For more information or to make a booking, please visit the QWC website.

Seminar: Synopsis writing

A well written synopsis can help convince a potential publisher to read your book. Learn what a good synopsis should contain, what it shouldn't, and how to make it engaging and informative in this Queensland Writers Centre workshop. Bookings essential.

Sally will be delivering this 1.5 hour seminar at West End Library, 178-180 Boundary Street, West End, QLD

Date: Thursday 19 April 2018

Time: 6:30pm - 8pm

This is a free seminar but to reserve your place, please contact West End Library on 3403 8620.

Workshop: Making the Shortlist with Sally Piper and Cass Moriarty

This one-day workshop assists participants to ensure their manuscript is structurally at its best for submission to publishers, competitions and awards. Participative workshopping includes practical exercises, group work and discussions based around the following subjects: identifying the central question or theme of a novel and its main and secondary characters; tips for discerning a novel’s strengths and weaknesses and interrogating the plot’s external and emotional arc; submission and formatting guidelines; expectations of judges and publishers; and networking opportunities.

Venue: Queensland Writers Centre

Address: Level 2, State Library of Queensland, Stanley Place, South Brisbane, QLD

Date: 10 March 2018

Time: 10:30am - 4:30pm

For more information or to book for this workshop, please visit the QWC website.

Seminar: Networking for Authors

Writing can be a solitary pursuit, but there is much to be said for having a strong network around you. This Queensland Writers Centre seminar covers building relationships with your peers and connecting with various writing groups, communities and organisations.

Sally will be delivering this 1.5 hour seminar at Brisbane Square Library, 266 George Street, Brisbane City, QLD

Date: 18 February 2018

Time: 10:30am - 12MD

This is a free seminar but to register your attendance, please contact Brisbane Square Library on 3403 4166.

In Conversation

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Sally will be in conversation with Elspeth Muir about her 2017 Stella Prize longlisted memoir Wasted: A story of alcohol, grief and a death in Brisbane (Text Publishing) at Avid Reader's Big Breakfast Bookclub.

 

Date: Sunday 2 April 2017

Time: 10am - 11am

Venue: Avid Reader Bookshop

Address: 193 Boundary Street, West End, Brisbane

For more information and to book for this event visit the Avid Reader website.

You can read Sally's review of Wasted on her Facebook writer's page.