In Conversation with
Brought to you by the Australian Society of Authors & the ACT Writers Centre
6pm–8pm Wednesday 13 November
Ever come across a fascinating person and wished you could sit next to them at dinner? Come to one of our In Conversation nights and have some supper and a chat with our guests about their life, work and experiences. The ASA's first event of this kind in the ACT will feature Jackie French. Jackie is an author and wombat negotiator from the Araluen valley. In the past twenty years she has been able to earn a living from both the books and the wombats. Her published works include Diary of a Wombat, Josephine Wants to Dance, Hitler's Daughter and, new in 2013, Let the Land Speak: how the land made us one nation and Refuge.
This November she'll talk about the how, what and why of making a comfortable income from writing. (Wombat questions will also be considered.)
This event is exclusive to members of the Australian Society of Authors, members of the ACT Writers' Centre and their guests. Refreshments will be provided.
Cost: $10 for ASA & ACTWC members and their guests
Venue: Ralph Wilson Theatre, Gorman House Arts Centre, 55 Ainslie Ave, Braddon.
Bookings: Bookings essential. Book online with the ASA or call their office on 1800 257 121 or (02) 9211 1004.
Save the date!
Our annual Christmas Party will be on 12 December this year. Winners of the 2013 ACT Writers Centre Annual Awards will be announced at the party.
Events & Workshops
10am-4pm Saturday 7 & Sunday 8 December
This intensive workshop held over two days will be the most supportive environment in which you have ever written. It will provide you with the tools and scaffolding needed to refresh your creative writing.
Lorese Vera is a local Canberra professional Writer, Editor and Teacher. With a background including English Literature, Communications and the Creative Arts, she is uniquely placed to offer you a creative space to get those creative juices flowing.
6pm-9pm Monday 9 December
Join Tasmanian based poet, Adrienne Eberhard, as she shows you how to find the music in your poem, enabling it to 'play' the instrument of the body. The focus will be on sound, lineation and rhythm, using some of Seamus Heaney's poems and observations about poetry, as well as poems by Michael Ondaatje and Mary Oliver. Participants are asked to bring along their own favourite poem as well as a poem they are currently working on
Adrienne Eberhard has published three collections of poetry, all with Black Pepper: Agamemnon's Poppies, Jane, Lady Franklin and This Woman which was shortlisted for the Tasmania Book Prize in 2013.