Dates for appearances will be added when confirmed.

Writing Workshops and Talks

Date: 20-21 July 2017

Time: check schedule-

Event: Voices On The Coast

Location: Sunshine Coast University, 90 Sippy Downs Drive, Sippy Downs, Queensland 4556.

Details: Research Isn’t Only For Nonfiction (Talk), Developing Story Ideas (Workshop), Working With An Industrial Artist (Talk).


Festival Of Literature and Arts

Date: 8-10 September 2017

Time: see website for more details

Event: StoryArts Festival Ipswich

Location: Various locations in Ipswich, Queensland, Australia. See website for more details.

Details: Attend various workshops and panels with a variety of presenters including Avril Sabine and Clint Petersen.


Meet The Author and Artist at Supanova

Date: 10-12 November 2017

Time: 10am-6pm

Event: Supanova

Tickets on sale September.

Location: Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, Merivale St, South Brisbane Queensland 4101

Details: Have your books signed by Avril Sabine and check out Clint Petersen’s latest display and artwork.



Interested in Avril doing a talk or workshop at your school or event? Contact admin(at)avrilsabine(dot)com to discuss the details.

Workshops can cover topics such as developing story ideas, point of view, getting to know your character, research, editing, world building, coming up with ideas, and remaining motivated. Props can also be brought along to workshops or events and Clint, the artist who created many of the props, is also available to attend workshops and events too.

Some of the props:

  1830s Shop Front

See the Australian Society of Authors’ Public Appearances Rates for fees.


Past Appearances


30th Nov 2016 to 3rd Feb 2017: Art And Book Display, Kawana Library, QLD.

24th February 2017: Romancing the Stars, Immanuel Lutheran College, Buderim on the Sunshine Coast, QLD.



20th April 2016: Miriam Vale State School, QLD.

21st April 2016: St Lawrence State School, QLD.

24th April 2016: Writing Workshop, Thuringowa Library, QLD.

26th April 2016: St Margaret Mary’s College, Townsville, QLD.

6th August 2016: Meet Local Authors, Sunshine Coast Family Expo.

6th October 2016: Workshop, Kawana Library, Sunshine Coast, QLD.

8th October 2016: Workshop, Maroochydore Library, Sunshine Coast, QLD.

14th October 2016: Workshop, Maleny Library, Sunshine Coast, QLD.

25th October 2016: Workshop, Caloundra Library, Sunshine Coast, QLD.

26th October 2016: Workshop, Beerwah Library, Sunshine Coast, QLD.

2th November 2016: Workshop, Nambour Library, Sunshine Coast, QLD.

8th November 2016: Workshop, Coolum Library, Sunshine Coast, QLD.

11-13th November 2015: Book Signing at Supanova, Brisbane, QLD.



28th February 2015: Writing Workshop, Coolum, QLD.

28th March 2015: Writing Workshop, Coolum, QLD.

18-19th April 2015: Book Launch and Signing at Supanova, Gold Coast, QLD.

2nd May 2015: Writing Workshop, Coolum, QLD.

7th May 2015: Book Launch and Signing at Gympie Library, QLD.

30th May 2015: Writing Workshop, Coolum, QLD.

10th August 2015: Woolooga State School, QLD.

13th August 2015: Gundiah State School, QLD.

13th August 2015: Bauple State School, QLD.

4th September 2015: Meet The Authors, Living Library, Brisbane Writers Festival, QLD.

27-29th November 2015: Book Signing at Supanova, Brisbane, QLD.