CREATING KIDS’ AND YA BOOKS

Welcome to Write Links QUEENSLAND'S CHILDREN'S WRITERS AND ILLUSTRATORS GROUP Become a member If you would like to connect with children’s writers and illustrators at various stages of their writing careers, Write Links is for you! Join online now.

Upcoming Meetings

04.02.2023
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State Library of Qld in Meeting Room 1B

Children's Writers and Illustrators Group Why join Write Links? Write Links is a writers group for writers and illustrators of children's book, published and unpublished, living in Queensland.

We network, share information, critique each other’s work, motivate and cheer each other on in working towards achieving our personal writing goals.

What We Offer

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Networking

Meet like-minded people and get to know industry professionals through workshops.

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Professional Development

A variety of professional development sessions from ‘social media for authors’ to ‘how to write the perfect pitch’ take place each month.

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Critique Groups

Improve your writing with a supportive and diverse critique group. There are specific groups for picture book, junior fiction, young adult and illustrators.

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Resources

Our extensive list of resources can help you on your writing and illustrating journey. Visit our Resources page for industry events, associations, newsletters and more.

From the Blog

“Idea Creation and Collaboration” with Sean Williams at BSAB October 2022

Jacqui Halpin introduced Sean Williams as: supremely talented. Sean Williams introduced himself as: one who was too stupid to give up. I’ll also add to these words of praise: extremely knowledgeable, funny and relatable.   Sean shared so many pearls […]

Book Links StoryArts Brisbane Freya Blackwood Illustration Workshop Sunday, 23rd October 2022

Picture books are like little self-contained worlds that exist between two covers – Freya Blackwood    Creativity was electric on day two of the Book Links StoryArts Brisbane conference. And with Freya Blackwood as our fearless workshop leader, we were […]

BSAB 2022 – Pitch Party

The friendly, intimate vibe of Story Arts Brisbane continued on the Sunday when everyone who was attending the workshops was at the State Library bright and early for the 8.30am Pitch Party. (Insider tip: So bright and early that next […]

Brisbane StoryArts Conference 2022 – First Page Pitches

          It’s the last session of Saturday’s StoryArts conference and there’s a buzz in the air that has nothing to do with the oncoming thunderstorm outside. Never in a publishing industry do you get an opportunity […]

A Conversation between Freya Blackwood and Zanni Louise at BSAB October 2022

New to the world of picture books, I had the privilege (and it was a privilege) to lean in, along with about 100 others in the auditorium, to a conversation between two gentle and humble giants of the world of […]

BSAB – Writing Middle Grade and Young Adult – Sean Williams

              Sean Williams noted that at the heart of a writer is a child who loved a book.   For Sean, his love of books stemmed from his parents who were both teachers and […]

BSAB – Writing and Illustrating with Passion: A Panel Session with Book Creators

            Two acclaimed writers and one esteemed illustrator walk into a dark, deafening bar…   Well, actually it was a dim, noisy auditorium full of aspiring as well as already blossoming children’s writers and illustrators […]

BSAB – Publishing with Passion: A Panel Session with Publishers

Book Links StoryArts Brisbane started with an enlightening and eye-opening panel session, aptly titled ‘Publishing with Passion’, featuring Kate Stevens (Hachette), Susannah Chambers (Albert Street Books), Marisa Pintado (Hardie Grant Children’s Publishing), Clair Hume (UQ Press) and Rowena Beresford (Riveted […]

Yvonne Mes — A Tribute to a Dedicated Leader

    I attended the first Write Links meeting along with a small group of eager creators at the Queensland Writer’s Centre in the State Library of Queensland in 2013. Our group’s aim was to set up a children’s writing […]

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