For quite a few years now Sandy Curtis (a multi-published author in her own right) has been beavering away in Bundy (Bundaberg, QLD) running the Bundaberg Writers Festival, with the help of the Bundy Writers’ Club. The festival caters to readers and aspiring writers across all genres and, over the years, has offered the chance for many writers to pitch their book to editors and agents. (Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th May).
This year I’ll be attending WriteFest to run a Pitching Workshop. It’ll be hands-on where you get to work on condensing your book for the pitch. I’ll help find the core of your story.
There’s lots happening. Dr David Craig will run a workshop: Dirty Tricks – the Nature of Undercover Operations I’ve seen David Craig speak on detecting lies using body language. It was fascinating. He’s had over 20 years experience in criminology and his CV reads like the back-story for a thriller hero. His Book, Lie Catcher, is available from Big Sky Publishing.
See more on this here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eNiNTAPaDR8
There’s workshops on the craft of writing, writing for Young Adults, Branding for Writers and the Chemistry of Reading. (Bet you never expected to hear that). For a full program see here. And for background on all the presenters see here.
So if you live within a couple of hours drive of Bundy drop in and spend a weekend with people who are passionate about writing and reading.