Rockin’ the Edits workshop 7th Sept

Do you write? Wish to write? Do you wonder how to turn ordinary words, a sentence, a paragraph into an exciting visual story leaving your readers wanting more?

Multi-published author Debbie Richardson is running her highly informative and creative workshop Rockin’ the Edits Wednesday 7th September.

This workshop is open to members of the public.

Venue: Moruya Golf Club, Evans Street, Moruya

Time:  10.00am (registration/tea & coffee), 10.30am – 2.30pm

Cost: $15 or  $10 members (member concessions available);

Lunch: the Golf Club offers a $10 lunch special menu; sandwiches etc available from the bar.

Bring paper, pen or laptop, a sense of fun and adventure as we explore the wonder of words.

I attended Rockin’ the Edits with Debbie earlier in the year and am really looking forward to next Wednesday’s workshop.

More info on the presenter: http://www.dlrichardson.com

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Literary events in the Eurobodalla

September is offering up a smorgasbord of literary events in the Eurobodalla that involve many of our writers.

“I never travel without my diary. One should always have something sensational to read in the train.”   Oscar Wilde

Moruya Library, as part of its Library Links program, is holding two Literary Salons after the fashion of Oscar Wilde. Wearing their Sunday best, writers, readers and audience will come together to share their love of style and the written word. An elegant supper and a literary quiz will also be part of this twilight soiree.

Debbie Richardson, one of our prolific published authors, is running her popular ‘Rockin’ the Edits’ workshop again. This is the one in which she uses song lyrics to analyse/imagine character motivations as drivers for narrative arc. Debbie is available to run workshops for other branches (check out her website: dlrichardson.com). Writers of the Far South Coast have enjoyed a couple of her workshops to date.

The biggest event this year is the Batemans Bay Writers Festival, 9-11 September. In a session titled ‘Local Authors Let Loose on Literature’, four of our published authors (Debbie Richardson, Stafford Ray, Cassie Webb and Rhonda Casey) will talk about what’s inspired them, the road to publishing, and will give brief readings from their latest works. A wonderful initiative by our local Festival committee; we hope you have similar support from your local events organisers.

As in previous years two of our members, Mavis Hayes and Louise Falcioni, joined two others in judging the annual Mayor’s Writing Competition, open to all school children in the Shire. Hundreds of entries are received and EuroFAW provides 3rd prize Encouragement Awards for each age category. The presentation, suitably, occurs in the Council meeting room. It is an interesting and rewarding experience to also chat with the prize-getters and their parents at the morning tea that follows.

Our group has also been allocated a bi-monthly report in our local newspapers – a handy opportunity for free advertising! Thank you to Debbie Richardson for arranging this).

You can also find and Like us on https://www.facebook.com/EurobodallaWriters/

Batemans Bay Writers Festival – Local Authors

Session 13: Local Authors Let Loose On Literature

Sunday 11th September 2016  9.15 am to 10.15 am

Clyde Room, Coachhouse Marina Resort, 49 Beach Road Batemans Bay

The Eurobodalla Shire is rich with writing talent. Join five authors as they talk about, and read from, their latest works with Eurobodalla Fellowship of Australian Writers President, Rosie Toth.

Rhonda Casey began life in the Snowy Mountains of New South Wales, but has been a resident of the South Coast for over thirty years. Her first manuscript, Hessian, traces the life stories of two women as they travel the turbulent years at the turn of the Twentieth Century. Seemingly worlds apart, they are irrevocably connected. What is joy for one brings only fear to the other. From war torn Greece to the outback of New South Wales, their journey of discovery is a heartfelt story of hope and new beginnings.

Timothy S Collins has been a writer for more than 40 years, though only a select few have ever read his works, as his career has always been focused on technical writing. He has always had a desire to write a fictional novel but ‘life got in the way’. Tim is now a semi-retired consulting engineer. With time enough to revisit some of his non-published earlier works, Tim is now concentrating on developing fictional novels.

Stafford Ray’s concern for the environment and social issues has always driven his writing — from poetry, plays to fiction. His first novel, Cull, reads as a page turner but beneath this a deeper tension is revealed. His latest novel, Australian Gulag – A Love Story, deals with the issues surrounding offshore detention and the personal tragedies of those caught up in the system.

Debbie Richardson is a bestselling writer of speculative fiction for Young Adults. The book trailer for her young adult paranormal romance novel, Little Red Gem, was featured on USA Today website. She is a member of the Eurobodalla Writers Group and she regularly conducts writers’ workshops.

Cassandra Webb is a chocaholic from Narooma who writes children’s and young adult fiction, fantasy and picture books. Cassandra’s picture book, Take Ted Instead, has recently been accepted at Bologna Children’s Bookfair and she is looking at contracts in Vietnam, USA, China, Poland and others. But she also has several YA fantasy novels out this year, as well as another picture book The Bigger Digger.

INVITATION TO A FREE EVENT:

You are invited to the launch of the Eurobodalla Writers Anthology at the Batemans Bay Writers Festival:

 Flights of Fancy

Eurobodalla Fellowship of Australian Writers Book Launch

Launched by Debbie Richardson

Flights of Fancy celebrates 21 years of Eurobodalla writers with 21 writers, and 48 stories and poems by writers from a huge range of backgrounds and ages, and all living in the Eurobodalla. Some are published authors, a number of times over; some have won prizes. What connects them all is a love of storytelling and writing. A broad-ranging selection on many different themes, these stories will entertain, amuse, inspire, and bring the reader to reflect on subjects both familiar and unfamiliar.

Book sales and signings follow.

 

Where:          Coachhouse Marina Resort, 49 Beach Rd, Bateman’s Bay.

When:             Saturday June 6, 4.45 – 6 pm, in the Festival Hub Marquee.

Who:               Eurobodalla Fellowship of Australian Writers members and guests; Bateman’s Bay Writers Festival ticket holders.

What:              A complimentary drink and light refreshments. The jazz band, ‘Sarabande’ will be playing. MC, Stafford Ray, will introduce Debbie Richardson to do the launch.

Following this, the book will be available for purchase ($15).

 

This event, although part of the BBWF, is free. It is not necessary to attend other festival events. Help make it a festive event by coming along and bringing your friends too.

 rsvp: Rosie Toth, 44736474 – rosietoth102@gmail.com

            Or Judy Turner 44786648 – turnersparadise@gmail.com