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

The 20th Anniversary Anthology

In 2014 the Eurobodalla Writers will celebrate its 20th anniversary.  Quite a feat, as the group was set up because a few people who had undertaken a writing course at the TAFE decided that they wanted to keep writing together.

Since then the ‘Writers’ have published four anthologies that,with the exception of the last one, all have sold out.  We are keeping a few copies of “Where Pelicans Fly” for our fundraising early next year.  We want to raise the money to print our next anthology.

The theme for this new anthology is ‘Changes’ and the current working title is ‘Immutable Metamorphosis’.  Members of our group will write stories and poems within the theme but how they interpret the theme is up to the individual author.  If our weekly topics are anything to go by, it will be a very surprising mix of stories, poems and characters across several genres including noir, thriller, speculative and biography.

The submission period opens on 1 October 2013 and closes on 31 January 2014.  With the fundraising due to start in February 2014 and close in May 2014, it is hoped we can publish the hard copies by October 2014.  For the first time the Writers intend to publish the anthology in eBook form.

As with all the EW anthologies, the artwork will be by members of the group.  The quality of artwork in the past has been exceptional and was  due to the brilliant work of Eileen Bacchus and Mavis Hayes who are both fantastic artists.  Eileen’s detailed pen drawings and Mavis’ wonderful watercolours stand out in the past anthologies as I’m sure they will in the new one.  This time around we are also asking other members who to provide artwork and illustrations.  It will be interesting to see what comes of this.

So the coming 12 months will be facinating for the Writers.  Many members are already working on their stories.  I can’t wait to read them.

Cat Sheely
Webmistress/Editor

Free Reading – Our Members Showcase

Over the next few weeks we will be featuring a new story or poem from one of our members.

Today there is a story from Stafford Ray that updates a very Aussie Hansel and Gretel and a poem by Maxine McIlvenie about a group of nursery rhyme characters and their plight.

 

We hope you enjoy our offerings and would love some feedback if you have time.

Cat Sheely
EW Webmistress