2021 Literary Salon was a fabulous two nights of stories, poems, and artwork. Congratulations to writers, artists, and the Council’s organising team of Indi, Sue, and Sharon. Looking forward to 2022 Literary Salon. The Eurobodalla Fellowship of Australian Writers welcomes everyone whether a complete writing novice through to multi-published authors. For the times gatherings at venues are restricted we write, read, and give feedback via Zoom meetings. Contact Eurobodalla Writers to attend a meeting and find out more about this creative group.
Exhibition: The Literary Salon at the Bas
Where: Basil Sellers Exhibition Centre, Corner of Vulcan and Campbell streets, Moruya
Exhibition: Saturday 5 October to Sunday 27 October 2019
Opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday, 10am to 4pm (closed Mondays)
Come to the Bas in Moruya to see this year’s Literary Salon Exhibition. https://www.esc.nsw.gov.au/home/news-and-events/events/event/2019/exhibition-literary-salon-at-the-bas
The Literary Salon concept pairs creative writers with artists. Writers develop an original text which is then reinterpreted by artists in their own unique work. The exhibition showcases the pieces resulting from this creative partnership.
This year marks some exciting firsts for this popular event, with the exhibition taking place at the Bas and the addition of musicians to the artist mix, culminating in a mixed media extravaganza!
More Literary Salon activities
- Kids’ Spot: For the duration of the exhibition https://www.esc.nsw.gov.au/home/news-and-events/events/event/2019/kids-spot-at-the-literary-salon-exhibition
- Performance event session one: Friday 11 October, 6pm to 8.30pm https://www.esc.nsw.gov.au/home/news-and-events/events/event/2019/artist-floor-talk-literary-salon-exhibition-at-the-bas
- Batemans Bay Library workshop: Tuesday 15 October, 1pm to 2.30pm https://www.esc.nsw.gov.au/home/news-and-events/events/event/2019/eurobodalla-literary-salon-workshop-batemans-bay
- Moruya Library workshop: Wednesday 16 October, 1pm to 2.30pm https://www.esc.nsw.gov.au/home/news-and-events/events/event/2019/eurobodalla-literary-salon-workshop-moruya
- Narooma library Workshop: Thursday 17 October: 1pm to 2.30pm https://www.esc.nsw.gov.au/home/news-and-events/events/event/2019/eurobodalla-literary-salon-workshop-narooma
- Performance event session two: Friday 18 October, 6pm to 8.30pm https://www.esc.nsw.gov.au/home/news-and-events/events/event/2019/artist-floor-talk-literary-salon-exhibition-at-the-bas-session-two
- Performance event session three: Friday 25 October, 6pm to 8.30pm https://www.esc.nsw.gov.au/home/news-and-events/events/event/2019/artist-floor-talk-literary-salon-exhibition-at-the-bas-session-three
The Eurobodalla Literary Salon | Moruya
When: today Thursday 11 October 2018, 5:30pm – 7pm
Where: Council Chambers, Eurobodalla Shire Council, Vulcan Street, Moruya
Hear the creativity of five short stories and see the works of art those stories inspired. You can attend one, two or all three Salons with new literary and artworks at each venue.
In partnership with the Eurobodalla Fellowship of Australian Writers, we introduce a program of new literary works at the Eurobodalla Literary Salon. Each writer has created a literary work, which has inspired a local artist to create a new artwork especially for this event. The works will also be on exhibition at Batemans Bay, Moruya and Narooma Libraries.
We’ll serve an elegant spread of light refreshments at these twilight events where writers and visual artists come together to inspire and spark each other’s creativity. Hear a variety of writers perform their work and see the exhibition of inspired artworks as you enjoy a delightful spread of nibbles.
Bookings essential (for catering)
For more information or to book for 11th October please contact Moruya Library:
2018 Eurobodalla Shire Council Literary Salons
Following on from the two very successful Salons in 2016 and 2017, we’re gearing up for an even bigger and better series in October 2018. This time we have 14 writers paired with 14 artists, who have chosen a sample of writing each to interpret in painting or print.
In conjunction with Eurobodalla Libraries, we’re holding 3 events in which the writers will read their works and the artists will display theirs, plus time for discussion of both works –
Moruya Library: October 11, 5.30 – 7 pm (5 writers and artists)
Batemans Bay Library: October 18, 5.30 -7 pm (5 writers and artists)
Narooma Library: October 25, 5.30 – 7 pm (4 writers and artists)
All the artworks will be on display in the libraries 8 October – 26 October.
Refreshments included. So come along and bring your friends for one, two or three entertaining evenings!
Young writers celebrated in Mayor’s Writing Competition (3rd August 2018)
Moruya High School student Bonnie Rouch has picked up the major prize in this year’s Mayor’s Writing Competition. The finalists for the competition were celebrated at a special morning tea at the Eurobodalla Shire Council Chambers on Thursday.
Bonnie was the winning finalist in the 13-15 age category and also picked up the Syd Hayes Creative Writing Award for her thoughtful story told from the perspective of a turtle, who gets caught in a plastic bag. She received a beautiful pen handcrafted from local coastal wood by Richard Turley and her name features on the award’s perpetual trophy, which now moves to its new home at Moruya High School.
The Mayor’s Writing Competition, in its 10th year this year, was initiated by former Mayor, the late Fergus Thomson OAM to encourage and celebrate the literary talents of Eurobodalla children and young adults. On Thursday Mayor Liz Innes congratulated all the finalists, who were chosen from more than 200 entries across five age groups. “To become a finalist is a huge achievement and I would like to congratulate all of the finalists here today – well done,” she said. “This is an important competition that allows children and young adults the freedom and confidence to creatively express themselves through writing stories. “We are looking forward to the competition continuing to grow and offering an opportunity for the children in the shire to exercise their creative literary talents.”
Entries were judged on creativity and their ability to captivate the reader. The judges noted the stories were entertaining, imaginative, insightful and thoughtful. Rosie Toth, from the Eurobodalla Writers Group, told the students writing was like a sport in which “we need to train by practising”. “Writing isn’t always easy… the reward is there when it all comes together,” she said. “Who doesn’t love a good story? All the cultures in the world have great stories. They allow us to use our imagination, but also to explore ideas about ourselves and the world around us.”
Each winner and runner-up received a certificate and book voucher. All finalists received a professionally-bound anthology that includes their own story and illustrations.
Mayor Writing Competition 2018 finalists
5-6 age group: Encouragement award Hudson Longstaff, runner-up Noah McCarthy, winner Ella Douros.
7-9 age group: Encouragement award Sean Peard, runner-up Fletcher Cobden, winner Iona Kelly.
10-12 age group: Encouragement award Samara Ellis, runner-up Zahlia Kelly, winner Tayah Boyd.
13-15 age group: Encouragement award Rosie Shorter, runner-up Teagan Moses, winner Bonnie Rouch.
16- 18 age group: Encouragement award Leora Kelly, runner-up Hugh Tuckwell, winner Pippi Sparrius
Winner of the Syd Hayes Award and the Eurobodalla Writers’ Perpetual Shield Trophy: Bonnie Rouch