We are sad to announce that we have recently lost two very good friends of the Society, Dulcie Stone and Roger Clark.
You can access a tribute to Dulcie here. Dulcie tribute
You can access a tribute to Roger here. Vale, Roger Clark
Saturday 20 July 2019
Library at the Dock: Performance Space, Lvl 2, 107
Victoria Harbour Promenade, Docklands, Victoria 3008
Members: $40; Non-members $60. *Lunch included.
For more details of the day, see the copy of the programme here Poetry Seminar program-1
The June newsletter is now available, here and on the newsletter page.
The June meeting is on Friday June 28th at 11am, in the Jenny Florence room at Ross House.
The April Life-writing Seminar was much appreciated by all who attended. A full report on the event is included in the May newsletter, available here and on the Newsletter page.
The Kathryn Purnell Poetry prize is now open for submissions. Full details and entry form are available here.
SWWV members are also invited to submit work for consideration for inclusion in the next edition of Sparx.
There will be an all-day seminar on life writing on Saturday 11th May, at the Library at the Dock. Guest speakers are Michelle Scott Tucker, Hazel Edwards OAM, Ray Mooney and Debbie Lee.
The poster for this event is here:
Life Writing Seminar May 2019
Full details of the programme are here:
The April meeting is on Friday April 26th at 11am, at Ross House in the Jenny Florence Room.
The theme of the meeting will be poetry, in preparation for the Kathryn Purnell Poetry competition. Mary Jones will run a workshop on rhythm and rhyme with particular reference to writing limericks.
The Art of the Limerick – Getting The Rhyme and Rhythm Right
Learn how to write perfect limericks without breaking (or even bending) the rules.
Find out the importance of where the stresses fall in place names.
Learn how to make it easier for yourself to find true rhymes.
The April newsletter is now available, here and on the newsletter page.
The March newsletter is now available, here and on the newsletter page.
At the February meeting members shared their reading and writing from the holiday period. Some brought copies of books to recommend, and some read from their own work completed or in progress. This first meeting always covers a fascinating range of writing, and is a good way to set us up with inspiration for the coming year.
Thanks to Meryl Tobin for the photographs.
To see a full-size version of an image, click on the thumbnail in the gallery above.
Books recommended were:
‘American Gods’ by Neil Gaiman
‘Thistles in the Wind’ by Nalini de Sielvie
‘All the Days After’ by Sue Gunningham
‘A Gentleman in Moscow’ by Amor Towes
‘The Daughters of Mars’ by Tom Keneally
Update: The newsletter is now here and on the Newsletter page.