Writers WynnumManly: Celebration of Australian Stories and Authors
The Wynnum Library was the place to be on Tuesday January 17th, to hear about writing life stories with Susanna de Vries, author of Great Pioneer Women of the Outback, as part of the Summer Reading program of events at Brisbane City Council Libraries. Susanna shared information she has gathered while writing and publishing some 15 books.
Among those present was local writer Carolyn Smith’s poem 'Life's Seasons' won third prize of $100 in a competition with the Poetry Institute of Australia's 2005 competition, which will be published in an anthology to be called “Opal Shores.”
The Writers of Wynnum Manly (WOW) are getting set for a great year of writing. The group was formed almost five years ago - and members regularly meet to discuss writing a wide range of genre's including poetry.
The first meeting for 2006 will be held on Tuesday January 31st, at the Shire Clerk's Cottage (meeting room downstairs) at 10 am.
It is a fun, friendly group with writers at various stages with their writing - from beginners to more experienced.
The first evening meeting for 2006 will be held on February 9th, at the Wynnum Library at 6 pm.
Jennifer Zen, Author of Witnessing History
One Woman’s Fight for Freedom and Falun Gong
The function will be at ReVamps, 105 Edith Street, Wynnum on Thursday May 19th, at 6 pm. Cost $10 includes refreshments. Phone to book - 3893 0300.
Despite a life-threatening illness, Jennifer Zeng was given fresh hope through practising Falun Gong.
Soon after she discovered it, however, Falun Gong was banned in the most far-reaching suppression and persecution experienced in China since The Cultural Revolution. After several arrests, the bright young scientist and happily married mother was blacklisted and imprisoned in a purpose-built forced labour camp – without any formal trial or charge.
Have you every considered writing your own life story? Perhaps you wish to record the story of a friend or relative? Lesley Singh, MA in Creative Writing, will be conducting a Workshop on Saturday April 9th, from 10 am - 4 pm at Manly.
Cost is $50 which includes lunch,($35 for members of the WMAC.)
Numbers are limited so you are advised to book early.
Please phone 3348 2369 to book or for more information.
This activity is assisted by Queensland Arts Council and Heritage Building Society Arts Partnership Fund.
Is this the year you plan to get your story written? Poetry? Your life story? Just want to try your hand at creative writing?
The Writers of Wynnum Manly is a good place to start. Members learn about the craft of writing, poetry, and how to get published. There are many competitions to enter to try your hand.
Meetings are held each month - the first and third Tuesday of each month at 10 am at the Alliance Church Hall, Cnr Strawberry and Preston Rds, Manly. A group also meets on the third Thursday of each month in the History Room of the Wynnum Library at 6 pm.
It's a very friendly group of people who are really keen to see everyone succeed. It's fun too.
For more information contact Di Hill on 3893 0300 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Writers of Wynnum Manly are hosting an afternoon event on Saturday November 13th, at 1.30 pm at the Alliance Church Hall, Cnr Preston and Strawberry Roads, Manly with Queensland Best Selling author, Anita Bell. Anita's managed to run a family, write books and promote them in a low cost fun way. People in small business as well as writers can learn from her tips and ideas to get her name about.
Interested in attending? Phone Di on 3893 0300 to book - the cost is $15 which includes afternoon tea.
Writers WynnumManly: October meeeting dates for Writers
Meetings will be held on Tuesday October 5th and 19th at 10 am in the Alliance Church Hall, Cnr Preston and Strawberry Roads, Manly, and on Thursday October 21st at 6 pm in the History Room of the Wynnum Library. Members and guests are welcome to come and learn more about writing, and network with others on the journey! For more information contact Di on 3893 0300. best Selling Author Anita Bell will be in Manly on November 13th. Watch for details.
Writers WynnumManly: Two meetings of Writers Group this week
On Tuesday August 17th at 10 am at the Alliance Church Hall, Cnr Preston and Strawberry Roads, Manly - it is the place to be if you are interested in writing. Come along and see what we do - and how it might help your writing. Complimentary first visit. On Thursday August 19th at 6 pm in the History Room of the Wynnum Library the evening group will meet. For more information ph 3893 0300.
Writers WynnumManly: Free Writers Workshop - One Book One Brisbane
A workshop will be held in the Wynnum Library on Wednesday July 28th from 10 am - 12 noon by Craig Bolland, author of "I Knit Water". For more information or to book, contact Wynnum Library on 3403 2199.
Rebecca Sparrow - author of one of the winning books in the One Book One Brisbane event will be speaking about writing her first book, and growing up in Brisbane at the Carindale Library on Thursday July 15th, at 10 am. Everyone welcome - please call Pat on 3407 1490 to book for this FREE event.
Pamela Hunter, a member of the Writers of Wynnum Manly achieved her dream of having her first book published. Not only did she write the story, based on her own life growing up in Queensland but Pamela illustrated the book too. The blurb on the cover reads “Step right up and accompany Claire Meredith on her search for success. See her as a little girl wearing the backside out of her pants as she and her sister slide down the bark from trees felled by her father in Jimna State forest. Then later, as an eighteen year old, travelling by steam train to Victoria after joining the Royal Australian Army Nursing Corps.” The book, titled “Don’t Tell Me What to Do” is currently available at magellanbooks.com/pamhunter.html
Writers WynnumManly: Writers Group has plans for 2004
The February daytime meetings of WOW (Writers of Wynnum Manly) will be held at the Wynnum Manly Workers Club, Bognor Road, Tingalpa on Tuesday February 3rd, and 17th at 10 am.
The evening meeting will be held on February 19th in the History Room of the Wynnum Library from 6 pm - 8 pm.
The Group plans to publish an anthology of members works during 2004, and hold an open writing competition. Experienced and potential writers are most welcome. For more information phone Di on 3893 0300
Writers WynnumManly: Happy New Year - have you made a Resolution to Write in 2004?
Are you someone who has a story to tell? Maybe it is a family history or you have a goal to write a novel, or short stories. Perhaps you are a poet, with a yen to see you work in print somewhere.
Why not start the year with the Writers of Wynnum Manly?
This local group of writers - from new writers to writers who have already been published - will be welcoming new writers in 2004 to participate in regular meetings, and workshops. New writers are especially welcomed and guided.
Writers WynnumManly: Wynnum Writer on road to Success
Venessa Haynes, a member of the Writers of Wynnum Manly, has won a coveted place in the Queensland Writers Centre Residential Mentorship Program.
Venessa and three other emerging writers from around Australia will reside with a mentor at O' Reillys rainforest retreat for one week in February. The aim of the program is to mentor the emerging writers with the intention of working their manuscript to a publishable standard.
The Literature Board of Australia Council under the Young and Emerging Writers Initiative 2003 will fund the program.
Writers WynnumManly: Writers Group continues to grow.
WOW (Writers of Wynnum Manly) continues to grow. Meetings are held in the meeting room of the Wynnum Library - upstairs. The next meeting will be on Tuesday June 17th at 10 am. Thursday night June 19th at 6 pm in the History Room for those who cannot attend during the day. For more information phone 3893 0300 for more information, and watch for details of a special event with local author. Meetings for July are on Tuesdays 8th and 22nd at 10 am, and Thursday 17th at 6 pm.