I’d love to meet you! So I’ve listed below a schedule of appearances. If you’d like to book me to make an appearance or conduct a writing workshop, you’ll find more information about how to do that on my www.ifyoumustwrite website. Or you could email me at:

A list of upcoming appearances:


unlocking creativity: creative writing basic WITH LOUISE CUSACK

Friday 21 November 2014, 1pm, North Lakes Library: one hour session

Explore what is meant by “creative writing”. How do we do it? How can you get started? This is a seminar for the beginner or for any writer who’d like to brush up on the basics. Presented by professional manuscript appraiser and writing coach, Louise Cusack.  (free session, booking required)



writers’ bLOCK: writing craft WITH LOUISE CUSACK

Saturday 22nd November 2014, 9am, Conference Room in the Community Centre, Robina

Learn how to craft your manuscript so it rises out of the slush pile and catches an editor’s eye, covering topics ranging from tension and structure to characterisation and manuscript presentation. (booking required).




rainforest writing retreat

29-31 May 2015 at O’Reilly’s  Rainforest Retreat, Gold Coast Hinterland, Qld

Louise will be joined by other writers, publishing industry professionals and a literary agent for a weekend of learning. pitching, writing and relaxation in a beautiful rainforest setting. Bookings essential. Only 25 places available.