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Genre Literary Salon and Book Signing

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Auditorium 1

Level 2,State Library of Queensland

Stanley Place

South Brisbane, QLD 4101


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Genre Literary Salon and Signing

Our 2017 GenreCon Guests of Honour join with some exciting established and emerging writers as they read aloud from their work. Note: GenreCon convention attendees can request a special discount code for this event.

Nalini Singh is the New York Times, USA Today, and internationally bestselling author of the Psy-Changeling, Guild Hunter, and Rock Kiss series. Born in Fiji and raised in New Zealand, she was first published in 2003. Her books have sold over six million copies worldwide and have been translated into more than twenty languages, including German, French, Japanese, and Turkish. Her most recent releases (as of January 2017) are: Allegiance of Honour, Wild Embrace, and Archangel's Heart.

Delilah S Dawson writes the Ladycastle comic series for BOOM! Studios. As a novelist, she's the author of Star Wars: The Perfect Weapon and Scorched, the dark fantasy Blud series, the YA thrillers Hit and Strike, YA horror Servants of the Storm, various short stories, and The Shadow series, a fantasy Western written as Lila Bowen and beginning with Wake of Vultures. She's won three RT Book Awards and teaches writing online at LitReactor.com. Her most recent novel, Star Wars: Phasma, hit the New York Times bestseller list.

Garth Nix has been a full-time writer since 2001, but has also worked as a literary agent, marketing consultant, book editor, book publicist, book sales representative, bookseller, and as a part-time soldier in the Australian Army Reserve. Garth’s books include the YA fantasy Old Kingdom series, including Sabriel, Lirael; Abhorsen; Clariel and Goldenhand; SF novels Shade’s Children and A Confusion of Princes; and a Regency romance with magic, Newt’s Emerald. His fantasy novels for children include The Ragwitch; the six books of The Seventh Tower sequence; The Keys to the Kingdom series and others. He has co-written several books with Sean Williams, including the Troubletwisters series and the forthcoming Have Sword, Will Travel. More than five million copies of his books have been sold around the world, they have appeared on the bestseller lists of The New York Times, Publishers Weekly and USA Today and his work has been translated into 42 languages. His most recent book is Frogkisser! now being developed as a film by Twentieth Century Fox/Blue Sky Animation.

Angela Slatter has won a World Fantasy Award, five Aurealis Awards, and a British Fantasy Award. She’s published eight story collections (including Sourdough and Other Stories and The Bitterwood Bible and Other Recountings), has a PhD, and occasionally teaches creative writing. Jo Fletcher Books published her debut novel, Vigil, in 2016, with its sequels, Corpselight and Restoration, coming in 2017 and 2018 respectively. Angela was one of the inaugural Queensland Writer Fellows in 2013/4 and the Katharine Susannah Prichard Established Writer-in-Residence in 2016.

Emma Viskic is an award-winning Australian crime writer. Her critically acclaimed debut novel, Resurrection Bay, won the 2016 Ned Kelly Award for Best First Fiction, as well as an unprecedented three Davitt Awards: Best Adult Novel, Best Debut, and Readers' Choice. Resurrection Bay was iBooks Australia’s Crime Novel of 2015.

Charlotte Nash is an editor, researcher, creative writing teacher and author. Her contemporary love stories are published by Hachette and her sci-fi and fantasy stories have been nominated for Ditmar and Aurealis awards. Charlotte holds degrees in engineering and medicine.

Sean Williams is an award-winning, #1 New York Times-bestselling author of over forty novels and 100-plus stories. As well as his original fiction for adults, young adults and children, he has worked in universes created by other people, such as Star Wars and Doctor Who. He also enjoys collaborating, most recently with Garth Nix on first book of their new series, Have Sword, Will Travel. He has a PhD in the literary use and misuse of teleporters, which feature in his Twinmaker series--a gripping scifi story of friendship, identity + accidentally destroying the universe” (Amie Kaufman).

Amy Andrews is a multi award-winning, USA Today best-selling Aussie author who has written over sixty contemporary romances in both the traditional and digital markets. She's sold two million books and been translated into over a dozen different languages. Amy worked as a registered nurse for twenty six years mostly in the paediatric intensive care field. She spent six years on the national executive of Romance Writers of Australia including a two year term as president and after many years unofficially mentoring emerging writers, started her own manuscript assessment business which specialises in genre fiction.

Claire Coleman is a writer from Western Australia. She identifies with the South Coast Noongar people. Her family are associated with the area around Ravensthorpe and Hopetoun. Claire grew up in a Forestry's settlement in the middle of a tree plantation, where her dad worked, not far out of Perth. She wrote her black&write! fellowship-winning manuscript 'Terra Nullius' while travelling around Australia in a caravan.

Daniel Findlay is a historian by training and a writer for kids by trade. Dan has over ten years’ experience editing Australia’s leading youth magazines. He also has over a decade of freelance experience as a writer and photographer for Rolling Stone as well as contributing the odd music story to the Sydney Morning Herald and writing for a wide variety of other pop culture titles. Year of the Orphan is his first novel.

Adam Hadley is a Brisbane based crime writer, poet and MC who has performed at the Sydney Opera House, The Cloncurry Merry Muster and Rodeo, The Queensland Poetry Festival, and the Alice Springs Writers Festival, where a leather daddy nearly choked him to death with a fistful of Pavlova. He has sold stories to The Fanciful Fiction Auxiliary, Killeroo and Decay Magazine. In 2016 he was accepted into the Hardcopy manuscript development program run by the ACT Writers Centre to workshop his novel Grim Harvest, a psychopulp western set in North Queensland.

Catherine Moller is a Brisbane-based editor and writer of speculative short fiction (and, on occasion, terrible novel first drafts). She has a Master of Arts (Writing, Editing and Publishing) from the University of Queensland, and her work has appeared in Aurealis magazine, among other venues. She can do a whole push-up.

About GenreCon

Genrecon is a biennial Australian event that celebrates the craft of genre-fiction writing through panels, workshops and parties. It is not a fan event so much as a weekend-long socialising and networking opportunity for writers and publishing professionals united by their love of genre fiction.


A literary salon


Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

This event is for participants aged 18 years and above. If you are accessing the QWC member tickets you may be asked to show proof of membership.

What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Auditorium 1 is located on Level 2 of the State Library of Queensland.

There are several parking and transportation options:

  • Parking underneath State Library or Queensland Museum costs $16 per entry.
  • There is limited street parking available on Merivale Street, Montague Road and Hope Street at an hourly rate.
  • A drop-off point is located on the ring road outside SLQ, next to the bus stops.
  • The Cultural Precinct BusWay and South Brisbane Train Station are a short walk from State Library.

What can I bring into the event?

You can bring either pen and paper or a laptop along with you to write with. If you do bring a laptop, please remember to bring a power adaptor if necessary.

The venue runs quite a cool air-conditioning system so we advise bringing a jacket, jumper or cardigan with you.

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

You can contact us by phone on 07 3842 9922 Monday – Friday between 9am and 5pm or email us at: qldwriters@qwc.asn.au

What's the refund policy?

If Queensland Writers Centre cancels an event, we will try to reschedule it for a later date. If we cannot reschedule the event, or if you are unable to attend on the amended date, your payment will be refunded in full.

Except in special circumstances, if you cancel a booking for, or are unable to attend an event, workshop, seminar, or course, Queensland Writers Centre cannot provide a refund. You can contact us to discuss your situation on 07 3842 9922 or email us at qldwriters@qwc.asn.au

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