Myall Coast Writers Launch and Learn FEATURED Myall Coast News Tea Gardens, Hawks Nest by News Of The Area - Modern Media - November 6, 2018 HAWKS NEST COMMUNITY HALL : U3A Writers Workshop with author Joanna Atherfold Finn. OUR local writers have been busy creating, learning and launching new works. Modern Media: Advertise with News Of The Area and you get your ad in 1) in Print, 2) on the News Website (like this ad), and 3) on our Social Media news site. A much more efficient way to advertise. Reach a HUGE audience for a LOW price TODAY! Call us on 02 4983 2134. Or firstname.lastname@example.org Or CLICK FOR ADVERT QUOTE 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 GALLERIES IN THE GARDENS: Launching ‘Matilda May Legacy’ Book.