SCLA workshop to inspire fantasty writers

The Sunshine Coast Literary Association is hosting a new workshop – Flights of Fantasy: Unleash your imagination – that will tackle the basics of fantasy and paranormal world building.

The workshop will be held from 9.30am to 1.30pm on Saturday, 9 March at the Kawana Library Meeting Room, Nanyima St, Buddina.

SCLA President, Kerri Jackson, said the workshop will provide tips on ways to build your world and characters organically through your narrative, for writers interested in creating gripping stories.

“These workshops are a great way for aspiring writers to start their journey into the wonderful world of literacy,” Kerri said.

“It’s an opportunity to meet other writers, develop skills for writing and get on-the-spot feedback and answers to your questions,” Kerri said.

Presenting the workshop is Paula Weston, a freelance writer with a background in journalism and government communication.

“We’ll talk about how fantasy and paranormal stories differ from each other, and other forms of fiction – and the ways in which they don’t differ at all,” Paula said.

Paula has been writing fiction for 16 years. Haze, the second book in the Rephaim series, will be published in June.

The Sunshine Coast Literary Association is a not-for-profit association dedicated to nurturing, showcasing and celebrating literary talent throughout the Sunshine Coast region.

The Association offers regular literary workshops, seminars and events, an annual writing competition and monthly Front Write Up literary performance evenings that provide an opportunity to showcase the talents of members.

The workshop is $25 for members and $35 for non-members. Morning tea will be provided but you will need to bring a pen, paper and your enthusiasm.

Spaces are limited so be sure to book your spot quickly. Tickets must be pre-purchased by emailing

For more information on beginning your journey as a writer or becoming a member of the SCLA, please see our website

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