OUR local writers have been busy creating, learning and launching new works.
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Eight women from North Arm Cove recently launched their collaborative novel ‘Matilda May Legacy’ at the Galleries in the Garden in Tea Gardens.
More than 60 people attended the launch, celebrating three years of hard work by the writing group which culminated in a book of fictional short stories relating to the founding of Matilda Bay. Fellowship of Australian Writers President, Trevar Langlands did the honours, “I officially launch this book.”
And with that the champagne flowed.
Across town in Hawks Nest, the U3A Writers’ Group have also been busy getting tips and guidance at a writing workshop with celebrated local author Joanna Atherfold Finn.
Joanna’s book of short stories, ‘Watermark’ was recently released to rave reviews.
“We’re doing ‘writing the self’, looking at both journal writing and an introduction to memoir writing at today’s workshop,” Joanna said.
“The group was asked to bring in photos to use as a catalyst or springboard to get the writing going.”
The workshop was organised by Maggie Buchanan, Ray Keipert and Lee Anderson.
“It’s such fun and we get so much out of it,” Maggie Buchanan said.
“I love hearing their stories as much as doing the workshops,” Joanna said.
By: Margie TIERNEY