Art work by Shauna O’Meara
Conflux 10 will be held at Rydges Capital Hill on the October Long Weekend.
The chair is Karen Herkes. Guests are Margo Lanagan and Alisa Krasnostein.
This year’s theme is “Journeys of discovery and self-discovery” – not just mere travel, but
those journeys that become revelatory.
This is the heart of “walkabout” in our indigenous culture, our journey has meaning.
As always, in designing our program, we have paid homage to fellow travellers and, on a
less than serious note, punned freely with program item titles. We hope that you will enjoy
For more information, click on the tabs above labelled C10.
Unfortunately, Colleen Simpson has had to pull out of presenting at the Conflux Writer’s Day. It’s due to a great change in her life and we wish Colleen all the best.
Luckily, the fabulous Cat Sparks has come to the party with a second presentation, this time on writing alternate history. It should be fantastic!
You can see the updated program here: http://conflux.org.au/conflux-writers-day-2/
Have you registered to attend yet? Early bird tickets are all sold, but members of Conflux 9 or Conflux 10 can still get a great price. Register here: http://conflux.org.au/conflux-writers-day-2/registration/
And don’t forget if you’re in Canberra on April 5 to come along to the Aurealis Awards, which are going to be amazing! You can book a ticket here: www.aurealisawards.com
Conflux Incorporated, as the convenors of the 2013 Aurealis Awards are delighted to announce the finalists.
Media Release – Finalists Feb 2014
Congrats to Conflux Writer’s Day keynote speakers Ian McHugh, Joanne Anderton and Kaaron Warren, who are all nominated.
If you want to advertise or support the awards, read the prospectus.
To buy a ticket to attend – click here.
Tickets are just $30 until February 28.
Still not sure if you want to attend the Conflux Writer’s Day? Perhaps some of these blog posts will convince you.
Keynote speaker Ian McHugh does some great articles on writing at his website. In this article, he unpacks some of the ideas he’ll be discussing in his presentation, ‘Rejectomancy and the Dark Art of getting your story published’.
Marcus Amann at the CSFG website talking about some of the thoughts he’ll present in ‘How to use Scrivener and Evernote to write your stories’.
And if you don’t believe me that you should come – then here’s Alan Baxter telling you to!
There’s still some earlybird priced registrations available, so check it out!
ickets are on sale for the 2013 Aurealis Awards Ceremony.
The ceremony will take place at University House in the grounds of the Australian National University, Canberra. The Great Hall is a beautiful space and will lend a new aura to the awards.
The awards will feature performances by The Fildenstar.
Until February 28, tickets cost just $30 and include the ceremony, a goodies bag and pre-ceremony drinks.
Spaces are limited, so make sure you book early to avoid disappointment!
Book at http://www.aurealisawards.com/
Ticket sales will open February 1, 2014. Numbers are limited, so make sure you don’t miss out. Go to www.aurealisawards.com to secure your tickets.
You can now register for the Conflux Writer’s Day.
Unfortunately, due to a technical hitch, the official website isn’t available so we’re doing this old school. Go to http://conflux.org.au/conflux-writers-day-2/registration/, download the form, fill it in, email it to us and you’re on your way!
Any questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Convenor, Conflux Writer’s Day
Entries for the 2013 Aurealis Awards close Saturday 7 December. You’ve then got until 31 December to get your stories into the judges hands. Any entries received after these dates will not be eligible.
For more information, go to http://www.aurealisawards.com/EntryForms_open.htm
To see the works that have so far been entered, go here: http://www.aurealisawards.com/NomWorks.php
The full program for the Conflux Writer’s Day is now available for viewing here.
A total of 20 concurrent presentations have been programmed, over a range of ideas and issues. Everything from mistakes beginning writers make to secrets of survival; from how to motivate your characters to how to build your world; from how to get the best out of Microsoft Word to how to get the best out of Scrivener.
Abstracts and biographies of presenters are included, so check it out.
Registrations will open at midday tomorrow, Sunday 1 December, on the brand new website www.confluxwritersday.com The first 30 will receive the bargain price of $90, so don’t miss out!
At the Conflux Incorporated AGM on Monday November 4, a new anti-harassment policy was ratified.
Conflux Incorporated wants to make it clear that they will not abide any behaviour that makes an attendee at a Conflux event feel uncomfortable or unsafe. Anyone who registers for a Conflux event is agreeing to abide by this policy.
Conflux Incorporated would like to acknowledge the guidance of Nalo Hopkinson and Russell Blackford in developing this new policy.
President, Conflux Incorporated