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


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.


Sally will be mentoring for the Queensland Writers Centre on their Writer's Surgery mentor program throughout 2017. 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

Literary Event

Sally will be reading at The Wheeler Centre for their 'The Next Big Thing: Spotlight on Queensland' literary event showcasing Queensland writers.

Date: Monday 22 June 2015

Time: 6:15pm - 7:15pm

Venue: The Wheeler Centre

Address: The Moat, Basement, 176 Little Lonsdale Street, Melbourne, Victoria

For more information and to book for this event visit The Wheeler Centre

Author Talks

Monday 2 March 2015

10am:  Marsden Library

Venue address: 35 Chambers Flat Road, Marsden, QLD


Thursday 26 February 2015

6:30pm - 7:30pm:  Logan North Library

Venue address: 2-6 Sports Drive, Underwood, QLD


Saturday 21 February 2015

9:30am - 10:30am:  Logan West Library

Venue address: 69 Grand Plaza Drive, Browns Plains, QLD


Thursday 12 February 2015

11am - 12:30pm:  Beenleigh Library

Venue address: Crete Street, Beenleigh, QLD


Saturday 7 February 2015

11:30am - 12:30pm:  Logan Central Library

Venue address: 26 Wilbur Street, Logan Central, QLD