2018 Progam

Monthly Meetings are held on the second Saturday in every month at Toronto HUB, 97 The Boulevarde, Toronto, from 2:00-4:00pm.

At all meetings there is normally a discussion and/or a presentation by a writer or a short masterclass.

Everyone is welcome to come along to check out what we do. There is a $5 donation from everyone to help with sundry expenses and further minimal costs for masterclasses. You can also become a member.

At the meetings you can find out all about our brilliant members’ critique meetings! They are held at Wangi Wangi and at Rathmines.  Wangi Wangi Critique meeting every 2nd Wednesday every month. Rathmines every 4th Saturday at 1pm.

Our 2018 meeting program is shaping up.  It’s looking to be another great year for extending our writing skills. Here’s a taster…

December 8th

Presentation of prizes for our Alice Sinclair  Memorial Writing Competition!

 

November 10th

 

October 13th

 

September 8th

Kaz Delaney will be our guest in September. Kaz is an award-winning author, with a staggering 76 books to her name. Her audience is not only children and teenagers, but also adults. Kaz will be talking about the craft of writing (regardless of genre) and also about the state of the publishing industry. Don’t miss this session!

August 11th

Imagery in writing – simile, metaphor and other techniques to make your writing shine – presented by member Jan Mitchell. Examples from the writing of Hannah Kent and Michael Sala will be used.

Also, our Annual General Meeting and election of office bearers  will be conducted, having been held over from July.

July 14th

Member Kristen Mair will talk about the topic of dialogue, sharing some tips and showing off some video essays on the subject.

June 9th

Jan Dean, Poet

Our wonderful guest speaker this month is a former visual arts teacher. Jan Dean has been president of Newcastle-based ‘Poetry at the Pub’, a New South Wales poet’s group which was founded in 1988. Since 1996 her work has appeared in anthologies, periodicals and newspapers including Blue Dog: Australian PoetryMuse and Famous Reporter.

reaching the stars  wallpapering the cat penguin in lost property funny poems jan-dean-poet

 

May 12th, 2018 Workshop

We have a very special guest speaker in the form of Jaye Ford, or as she’s also recently known, Janette Paul. Jaye has published five chilling suspense novels under the name of Jaye Ford and more recently she has dabbled in romance under the pseudonym of Janette Paul. She’ll be discussing how to write in each genre and the differences between them.

This will be a session you won’t want to miss!

 

6th – 8th April, 2018 – NWF

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Don’t forget – keep your diaries free for supporting the Newcastle Writers’ Festival! The program is out now.

14th April, 2018 Workshop

for Seniors Card Short Story Writing

BOOKING REQUIRED

Presented by: Cate Plink

Cate is a very active member of our local branch as well as her busy role on the State Committee of the Fellowship of Australian Writers NSW.

This workshop is designed to support writers who are preparing (or thinking about preparing) a 1,000 word story to submit to the Seniors Card Short Story Competition. To book your place at a workshop, please send an email to Maureen Kelly (FAWNSW Communications Manager) at honsecretary@fawnsw.org.au  or phone her on 0417 403 720.

 

10th March 2018 – Guest author

Presented by: Debbie Robson

Debbie is a local published author. Her novel, Tomaree, is a World War II love story set in the Port Stephens area of New South Wales. She has also written a novel, Crossing Paths, which is set in the virtual world of BookCrossing, a real online book club.

 

 

10th February 2018 – Life Writing

Presented by: Pam Garfoot, author of ‘Making them real‘,  with Linda Visman, author of Ben’s Challenge and Thursday’s Child

 

Topic: The process of life writing

10th March 2018 – Guest author

Presented by: Debbie Robson

Debbie is a local published author. Her novel, Tomaree, is a World War II love story set in the Port Stephens area of New South Wales. She has also written a novel, Crossing Paths, which is set in the virtual world of BookCrossing, a real online book club.

 

6th – 8th April, 2018 – NWF

logo2

Don’t forget – keep your diaries free for supporting the Newcastle Writers’ Festival! The program is out now.

14th April, 2018 Workshop

for Seniors Card Short Story Writing

BOOKING REQUIRED

Presented by: Cate Plink

Cate is a very active member of our local branch as well as her busy role on the State Committee of the Fellowship of Australian Writers NSW.

This workshop is designed to support writers who are preparing (or thinking about preparing) a 1,000 word story to submit to the Seniors Card Short Story Competition. To book your place at a workshop, please send an email to Maureen Kelly (FAWNSW Communications Manager) at honsecretary@fawnsw.org.au  or phone her on 0417 403 720.

May 12th, 2018 Workshop

We have a very special guest speaker in the form of Jaye Ford, or as she’s also recently known, Janette Paul. Jaye has published five chilling suspense novels under the name of Jaye Ford and more recently she has dabbled in romance under the pseudonym of Janette Paul. She’ll be discussing how to write in each genre and the differences between them.

This will be a session you won’t want to miss!

 

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(from https://davidbenami.com/2014/07/19/the-best-time-to-write/)

 

 

 

 

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