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
Meet like-minded people and get to know industry professionals through workshops.
A variety of professional development sessions from ‘social media for authors’ to ‘how to write the perfect pitch’ take place each month.
Improve your writing with a supportive and diverse critique group. There are specific groups for picture book, junior fiction, young adult and illustrators.
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
Compelling Characters Workshop with Gus Gordon
One sunny autumn afternoon, illustrator and author Gus Gordon shared his wisdom with the world. On Saturday 6th May 2023, the monthly WriteLinks session featured an internationally acclaimed guest with over eighty books to his name. Forty creatives filled the […]
Getting the most out of writing conferences – led by Yvonne Mes
Attending kidlit conferences can be fun, exciting, informative, nerve-wracking, daunting and, let’s face it, sometimes expensive. But with some hard-won expert guidance from Yvonne Mes, ably assisted by Rebecca Sheraton, Write Links attendees got the low down on how to […]
Workshop with Judith Rossell
There was a packed house at the Write Links meeting at the State Library of Qld on Saturday, with good reason… the incredible Judith Rossell, author of Withering By Sea, was in residence. Listening to the story of her […]
Sound in Stories – Workshop led by Yvonne Mes
By Sophia Evans It’s sometimes called ‘Professional Development’, other times ‘Ask An Expert’ and quite often ‘Writing Workshop’. But no matter what it’s called, one of my favourite parts of our monthly Write Links meetings is our ‘Writers Activation’ sessions—time […]
“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 […]