I can’t believe half the year is almost over! My apologies for the lack of upkeep of this blog but my teaching has kept me busy – and life in general! Also my own blog Up The Creek With A Pen Writing …
A recent press release to advertise a special Readings By The Bay notes (last para in particular!):
The Mordialloc Writers’ Group is a group of local writers coordinated for over 20 years by Mairi Neil, the 2016 Kingston Council Citizen of the Year. The writers meet fortnightly on Tuesday evenings at the Mordialloc Neighbourhood House to workshop ideas and works in progress.
They also host public readings in the afternoon, on the last Sunday of the month at the same venue. These gatherings offer invaluable time and space for local writers to read their work in a friendly and supportive environment.
Mairi wants to facilitate intergenerational transition so that the Mordialloc Writers’ Group continues to grow and remain relevant in the digital age. She encourages writers with fresh ideas to join and revitalise the group.
The Mordialloc Writers’ Group is calling all writers, readers, and listeners to join them in the coming months for this series of special Readings by the Bay, to enjoy guest speakers and presentations by published Melbourne authors.
These guest authors have been organised by one of our members who volunteered to be part of the generational transition I hope will mean Mordialloc Writers will continue to meet and be supportive of local writers. A shared workload will keep the group growing and relevant.
Kristina has organised several special author events this year to be held on our regular public Readings By The Bay hosted on the last Sunday of the month. Another two members Steve and Coral are taking responsibility for workshop nights.
Perhaps an expert blogger will join and improve this part of the Group’s public persona too!
Kristina has organised several special author events for the remainder of this year but the first event will be presented by two successful storybook authors and animators.
The first of these special readings will be on Sunday 26th June, when we welcome the talented Melbourne authors/artists Ms Isobel Knowles and Cat Rabbit, the creative team behind the crafty, innovative and unique children’s books Owl Know How and Too Much for Turtle, published by Thames and Hudson in 2012 and 2015 respectively.
Isobel and Cat recently ran fun and creative art workshops with over 100 children at ArtPlay, Melbourne, building exciting sets similar to those featured in their books. They will come to Mordialloc and share their creative journeys, their road to publishing, and answer questions. For more details about their work see www.softstories.com.au.
If you are a writer or have an interest in writing and at the same time want to meet other local writers and contribute to their writing journey as well as sharing your own, Mordialloc Writers welcomes you. The community group has an established history of individual and collective achievement including the publication of nine anthologies.
Please join us to hear the journey to publication of special guest authors, be inspired, and meet and chat with local writers over a cuppa. Gain the confidence to share your own writing.
See you on the 26th!