Conferences and Workshops

I love sharing my passion for stories and storytelling with others! I often hold writing workshops with the Queensland Writers Centre, and have presented at a range of literary events and academic conferences.

Conference presentations
  • ‘Using Speculative Fiction to Educate Emerging Adults about Depression’ – Storytelling Conference, University of Suffolk, Ipswich, UK, 10-11 Jul 2018
  • ‘Speculative Fiction as a Medium for Depicting Depression’ – Great Writing International Creative Writing Conference, Imperial College, London, UK, 23-24 Jun 2018
  • ‘Virtual Reality Exposure Therapy and Depression in a Dystopian World’ – IABA Life Narratives Conference, Central Queensland University, Noosa, 23 Jun 2017

Literary talks and workshops

Workshops for the Queensland Writers Centre:

  • ‘Writing Dialogue that Sounds Real’, USC Fraser Coast, 4 Sept 2021
  • ‘Breathing Life into Characters’, Hervey Bay Library, 5 Sept 2021
  • ‘Skill Sunday with Emily Larkin’, Queensland Writers Centre, State Library of Queensland, 25 Jul, 2021
  • ‘Introduction to Creative Writing’, Zoom workshop, 28 Nov 2020
  • ‘Writing Dialogue That Works’, Mt Tamborine Library, 18 Sept 2020
  • ‘Knowing Your Audience with Emily Larkin’, online workshop featuring text, videos and writing exercises, available from 8 May 2020
  • ‘Master the Hook with Emily Larkin’, an online workshop featuring text, videos and writing exercises, available from 8 May 2020
  • ‘Quick Tip Tuesday: Submitting to Writing Competitions’, State Library of Queensland, 3 Mar 2020
  • ‘Start with a Story’ (4-part workshop series), State Library of Queensland, 6, 13, 20, 27 Feb
  • ‘Quick Tip Tuesday: Cultivating Creativity’, State Library of Queensland, 4 Feb 2020
  • ‘Quick Tip Tuesday: Master the Hook’, State Library of Queensland, 7 January 2020
  • ‘Quick Tip Tuesday: Show, Don’t Just Tell’, State Library of Queensland, 6 Aug 2019

Other Writing workshops/lectures/panels:

  • Romancing the Stars literary event, Immanuel Lutheran College, 126-142 Wises Rd, Buderim, 4556, QLD, 12 Nov 2021
  • Wombat Books Professional Development Conference, Fiction Bar & Restaurant, Cleveland, QLD, 28 Sept 2019 – ‘Writing Short Stories’ workshop
  • Mimburi Writers’ Retreat, 280 Newspaper Hill Rd, Belli Park, Sunshine Coast, 20-21 Jul 2019 – ‘Writing Australian Gothic Fiction’ workshop and ‘Unreliable Narrators’ workshop
  • Voices on the Coast, USC Sippy Downs, 18-19 Jul 2019 – ‘When it All Goes Wrong: Writing Dystopian Fiction’ lecture; ‘How to Design a Picture Book (even if you can’t draw!)’ lecture; and ‘Writing Other Worlds’ workshop.
  • Voices on the Coast, USC Sippy Downs, 19-20 Jul 2018 – ‘Words, Pictures and Polar Bears’ lecture; ‘Learning from Animals’ workshop; ‘Sunshine Coast Girls Conquer the Publishing World’ panel; ‘USC Publication Pathways’ panel
  • Voices on the Coast, Immanuel Lutheran College, 126-142 Wises Rd, Buderim, 4556, QLD, 19 Jul 2017 – Creative Writing workshops
  • Books As Art Program at USC – ‘Books As Art: Blackout Poetry Workshop’ on 13 Apr 2018, and ‘Books As Art: Exploring Dystopian Fiction’ on 12 Oct 2018
  • Where the Wild Things Are, 191 Boundary St, West End, Brisbane, QLD – School holiday creative workshop with Emily Larkin and Helene Magisson, 28 Jan 2018
  • CYA Conference, TAFE Queensland, South Bank campus, 66 Ernest St, South Brisbane, Jul 2017 – ‘Success Story’ presentation