Logan Writers Week

YES, I’ve plunged into the Deep End.
I’m organizing a writers festival … Logan Writers Week between the the 10th and 16th of October, in partnership with Logan City Libraries.

Guest Speakers, Workshops, book launches, book signings, writer’s panels, author talks, and Meet your Local Writer Day are just a few of the events being considered. The exact program will be worked out soon.

Our key-note speaker Doctor David Reiter of IP Publishing is booked. He will present Future of the Book/ New Media for Publishing at the Logan North Library on Tuesday 12th October 6-8 pm … All Events are FREE.

I’m receiving wide support for Logan Writers Week from state and local government, local businesses and Arts organizations.
Supporters and or/Partners in this project include the Society of Women Writers, Queensland Writers Centre, State Politician Barbara Stone MP, Mayor of Logan, Pam Parker, Logan City Libraries,  their Library programmer Janet Poole, local businesses such as Angus and Robertson bookstore … and the 50+ members of Logan City Writers collective.

When was Logan Writers Week conceived?
It all started with a chance meeting with the Mayor of Logan City two months ago and sharing my ideas on how to Raise the Profile of Logan City Writers.
Within a week, Logan City Writers collective was born.

Then I thought Why Not?
Why not organize a Writers Festival?
With that inspiration in mind, I plunged in fully clothed, believing anything is do-able and that I could swim the distance.

Thank you to all those supporting Logan Writers Week.
Without you, I’d surely go under.

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18 comments to Logan Writers Week

  • Sounds like a big undertaking – but very worthwhile. Good on you!

  • Thanks Sally, I’m streamlining it as much a possible. Eating the elephant in small pieces … I know I can do this … Cheers, Karen :))

  • Elaine

    Good luck Karen – it is a great idea.

  • Thanks Elaine, I think its a good idea too. A Win-Win for everybody. Cheers, Karen :))

  • Karen, you just go from strength to strength. I admire you so! Keep up all the fantastic work you’re doing 🙂

  • Hi Carol, I’m glad I’ve completed all my manuscripts and have time to organize this. Thanks Carol for your ongoing support and encouragement … Karen :))

  • Congratulations on another outstanding idea, Karen. You demonstrate initiative plus! Events management now, in addition to writing, PR, and all the other work you do. Fantastic. Joanna :))

  • Thanks Joanna, Glad you like my Writers Week idea. Hope you’ll be coming to the IP Publishing presentation … Its FREE. Karen :))

  • Would love to attend, Karen. Sounds great. Joanna :))

  • Jenny

    Wow Karen – you have so much energy and so much inner strength! I’m so proud of you and all your achievements thus far. Am with you all the way.All your hard work and dedication to your new found profession is certainly paying off!

  • Hi Joanna, I knew you wanted to hear Dr David Reiter. He’s fantastic. See you there on the 12th October. Sounds a long way off , doesn’t it? Karen :))

  • Thanks Jenny for showing so much enthusiasm and support. Organizing Logan Writers Week is a NEW challenge for me but my main game is still WRITING. It is Now and it shall ever be. Karen :))

  • Are you creating a separate site for the Logan Writers or the festival that I can link to? Or should I just link to your blog post?

  • Hi Jeannie, I won’t be advertising again for Logan Writers Week until the 1st September … the official starting date. Then I’ll advertise here, on facebook Events and Logan Writers Page and I may start a separate twitter account…. Did you notice the last day of the festival is the 16th the day I speak at GCW? All worked out … LWW finishes at 12 GCW starts at 2 … Cheers, Karen

  • looking forward to coming – will have to search for those links in Facebook and twitter..

  • Hi Annie, Nice to meet you again here. Glad you’ve found Logan City writers page and joined. I’ve applied for an Arts Queensland grant and I will announce the program in more detail on the Ist September, inviting LCW to submit proposals then … Karen :))

  • Can a writer from neighbouring Redlands get involved??! Can’t wait to see full program and more details … as luck would have it I actually have that week off work so should be able to come along!


  • Hi Janet, Nice to meet you. You are most welcome to attend our events. I’ll be announcing Stage 1 of the program round 4pm today. Hope to meet you soon … Karen :))

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