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!

Eurobodalla Writers’ 2016 reflection

Writing is supposed to be about letters on a page, but sometimes it’s about numbers. The number of words needed for a story or an article. The number of days to make the deadline. The number of writing accomplishments. The number of sleeps until the end of the year.

As 2016 gears down and the bells toll for 2017, the Eurobodalla writers will be able to look back on their achievements with happiness and pride. Cat Sheely and Marisol Dunham, committee members of the Canberra based speculative fiction convention Conflux, helped orchestrate an event that gets bigger and better each year. Anke Ziergiebel and Debbie Richardson were successful in their pitching sessions to Harper Collins at Conflux 2016 and Cat Sheely successfully pitched to literary agent Alex Adsett. Suzanne Newnham will publish an article based on her family history in the BORAL News, and she’s being interviewed for a Masters in Investigative Journalism thesis based on her psychic reading ethics. She also writes a monthly health column on chronic pain in an international e-magazine. Five of our writers – Cassandra Webb, Debbie Richardson, Stafford Ray, Rhonda Casey, Rosie Toth – held court at the Batemans Bay Writers Festival in September to a room of local and visiting readers. Stafford Ray toured libraries up and down the coast with his novels in tow and the conviction of Charles Dickens. The Moruya Library co-hosted two literary salons where our authors read from published and unpublished works to a full capacity turnout of local literary lovers. We even had a successful fiction author from New York in the audience! The members of the night group wrote, edited, designed, and published a speculative fiction short story.

So as we raise our glasses to toast to our successes past, present, and future, let us take one last look at our To Do list and pat ourselves on the back for all we have achieved and all we are yet to achieve.

Words churned, pages turned. Poets delighted, authors ignited. Literature ruled, authors schooled. Writers met, deadlines set. 2016 was a great year. And it won’t be the last of its kind.

The ‘writers’ live on the Eurobodalla coast of NSW. They meet at the Mackay Centre in Moruya. The day group meets the first and third Wednesday of each month from 10.30am to 2.30pm and new members are welcome. Please contact Rosie on 0437 627 756 or you may show up on the day. The night group meets the third Tuesday of each month from 6.30pm to 8.30pm and new members are welcome. Please contact Louise on 4474 5771. Check the website for any changes to dates or meeting venue www.eurobodallawriters.org.

Our last meetings for 2016 will be Christmas celebrations in early December. Wishing everyone a very happy Christmas, and joyous religious, spiritual and holiday celebrations. Safe travelling and see you in 2017 with pens and typing fingers at the ready.

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).

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