(Click the link below for pdf copy of the latest May-Dec 2017)
Monthly Meetings at Toronto HUB, 2:00-3:30pm
Topic: Travel Writing led by Pam Garfoot
(Preparation for writing travel pieces based on our experiences on the May Pokolbin trip)
April 7-9th Newcastle Writers’ Festival
(no general meeting this month to allow members to get to the Newcastle Writers Festival, 2017)
Coffee Catch-up (to be arranged following release of NWF program)
May 3rd Bus trip to Pokolbin
Your mission will be to gather material and ideas for writing a travel piece suitable for publications such as NRMA Open Road.
Cost $20 per person. Registration for this event is open to members and their friends.
Topic: Writing and Reading Poetry
Experimenting with Short Fiction –
Guest speaker—Ryan O’Neill – author, latest publication Their Brilliant Careers: The Fantastic Lives of Sixteen Extraordinary Australians (2016), Black Books Inc.
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING (election of the organising committee for the next year)
Topic: Structure in Writing, led by Kristen Mair
Topic: Writing for Children
Guest Speaker: Dr Kathleen Warren is a writer and early childhood consultant with The Wiggles and has worked as a writer and script editor for Playhouse Disney and as a consultant for Asia Disney. For a snapshot of Kathleen’s expertise, see a great interview with her at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KeQkIffCnEU
Topic: Words and Pictures
Guest Speaker: Lorraine Robertson – book illustrator
October 14th Writing dialogue
Topic leader: Glenys Buselli
This will be a hands-on practice and discussion session, drawing on a lively scenario involving a small group of seniors who find themselves lost on an afternoon bushwalk. The news headline read: Missing trio found safe in NSW hinterland.
November 11th Writing fantasy
Topic leader: Dionne Lister
Guest Speaker: Dionne Lister is a writer and editor who writes epic fantasy novels and short stories – her website