UPCOMING EVENTS

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COMING UP AT FAWWA:

Write Nights
Tuesday 19th April, 6-8pm
FAWWA/reciprocal members $5, Non-members $10

Join Emily, Belinda, and Mikhalina every Tuesday fortnight for two hours of distraction-free writing time.

Creative Conversation with Natasha Lester

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Wednesday 4 May, 7pm – 9pm
$10 FAWWA/KSP members, $15 non-members (plus Eventbrite processing fee)

Natasha Lester will discuss her third novel, A Kiss From Mr Fitzgerald (published by Hachette), which follows a young woman ahead of her time amid the glamour of 1920s New York. Moderated by emerging writer Emily Paull, the conversation will delve into the process, research and historical detail involved in crafting this evocative tale of Evelyn Lockhart, who is forbidden from pursuing her passion: to become one of the first female doctors.

Audience Q&A will follow the interview, and wine and nibbles will be provided. Registration essential.

How to Get Started (And Stay Motivated) With Writing a Book—with Natasha Lester
Sunday 15 May, 2pm – 4.30pm
$35 FAWWA/KSP members, $45 non-members, plus Eventbrite processing fee. Tea and coffee provided. Bring your own laptops and/or writing implements.

Have you always wanted to write a book but are struggling to make the time to sit down and begin? Or, perhaps you’ve already started writing but are finding the idea of working through an entire first draft to be so daunting you don’t know how to continue. If you’ve ever wanted to know how to get started and keep going all the way to the end of a first draft, then join Natasha Lester for this valuable workshop!

Award winning author Natasha Lester has published 3 novels, in between working and having 3 children. She knows better than anyone that writing a book takes more than just the desire to do so. In this course, she will take you through the 5 key steps that will help you make a commitment to your writing and finally fulfil your dream of finishing a book! Each step involves practical strategies to help you fit writing into your life, to keep you motivated, and to walk you through a process that anyone can use to help move from book idea to completed draft.

The workshop is suitable for writers of all ages. You can register here.

May 29: Creative Conversation with Michelle Michau-Crawford

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Sunday 29 May, 4pm – 6pm
$10 FAWWA/reciprocal members, $15 Non-members. Tickets available soon.

Michelle Michau-Crawford is the winner of the 2013 Jolley Prize and author of the short story collection, Leaving Elvis and Other Stories (UWA Publishing). Hear her in conversation with Geraldine Blake.

Audience Q&A will follow. Drinks and nibblies will be provided!

June 12: ‘Creating Place’ Workshop with Michelle Michau-Crawford
Sunday June 12, 2pm – 4.30pm
$35 FAWWA/reciprocal members, $45 Non-members. Tickets available soon.

Place is more than a tidy backdrop to set your story. A strong sense of place can help bring a narrative to life, and have a significant effect on how a reader experiences the story. This 2 1/2 hour workshop will consider strategies to enhance your writing in order to enrich the sense of place. By drawing from the five senses, memories and emotions, you will undertake practical exercises to develop a more textured sense of place in a piece of writing. While the focus will be on fiction writing, these techniques and strategies will be useful to those engaged in life-writing or other non-fiction.

June 19: Creative Conversation with Ron Elliott

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Sunday, June 19.
$10 FAWWA/reciprocal members, $15 Non-members. Tickets available soon.

Ron Elliott is the author of crime novel Burn Patterns (Fremantle Press). Georgia Richter from Fremantle Press will be our interviewer. Audience Q&A will follow. Drinks and nibblies will be provided!
June 26: Introduction to Screenwriting Workshop with Ron Elliott
Sunday June 26, 2pm to 4.30pm
$35 FAWWA/reciprocal members, $45 Non-members. Tickets available soon.
Ron Elliott is an author, screenwriter, director and academic. This dynamic workshop will walk participants through the differences between script writing and prose writing, and also explore character psychology. Clips from film and TV will be shown as part of the workshop’s exercises.
Ron’s directorial credits include a feature film, Justice, and episodes of ABC programs such as Dancing Daze, Relative Merits and Studio 86. Ron has written for Home and Away, Minty, Wild Kat, Ship to Shore and many more children’s television series. In 2001 he wrote the AFI nominated telemovie Southern Cross. Ron also lectured in Film and Television at Curtin University.
MEMBERS’ NEWS:

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Susan Preston, a member of the Booklength Project Group, is having a launch for her book, ‘Hold the Faith’, the first in her Apostle John series, at the Duncraig Library at 6pm on the 19th May. You can register here.

 

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