Literary Salon 11th October Moruya

 

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.

Cost: Free

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:

T: 02 4474 1333
http://www.esc.nsw.gov.au/home/news-and-events/events/event/2018/the-eurobodalla-literary-salon-moruya2

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2018 Eurobodalla Shire Council Literary Salons

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

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

https://www.beagleweekly.com.au/single-post/2018/08/03/Young-writers-celebrated-in-Mayors-Writing-Competition

WFSC’s Winter Writers Retreat

WFSC’s Winter Writers Retreat

20th – 22nd July @ Kianinny Bush Cottages (Kianinny Resort Tathra)

$275 sharing a cabin with another author

https://retreat.writersfsc.org.au

Now in its FOURTH YEAR, if you haven’t been to one yet, it’s your turn to discover the Writer of the Far South Coast’s annual retreat. Get motivated and inspired by mentors and warm up your writing this winter. The combined creativity gathered in this tranquil bush setting is nurtured by removing the daily grind of responsibilities while building a community of like-minded folk over bottomless cups of tea and coffee beside cosy wood fires. At the welcome dinner on Friday night, our mentors will pitch their genres, skills and mentoring style. Join the group led by the mentor that suits your writing best. Two 90-minute sessions on Saturday and Sunday morning are designed to give your writing and inspiration a boost. The rest of your time can be devoted to writing that first draft.

Eurobodalla Writers is happy to share this information – this is a Writer of the Far South Coast event. For all queries about this workshop please go to the attached WFSC website.

 

Alan Baxter workshop 5th June 2018

Eurobodalla Writers’ evening group is hosting a workshop with multi-award winning author Alan Baxter who will be conducting a discussion on promoting ourselves as writers, marketing etc. Come prepared with questions. Tuesday 5th June, 6.30-8.30pm in Moruya NSW. Cost is $25.00. Bookings to 0411 341 392.