Good Reading : October 2005
bookings grcalendar ACT The 3rd Canberra Readers & Writers Festival Inter national, national and local writ- ers in conversation, signing books, conducting workshops, hosting literary lunches and reading their work. Guests will include: Mike Ladd, Gabrielle Lord, Wayne Grogan, Ian Holding, Kate Holden, Melissa Lucashenko and Celestine Hitiura Vaite. A ‘Writing Military History’ seminar will be held at the Australian War Memorial on Sunday 9 October; other writing workshops will be held at the National Library. The festival runs from 6 to 9 October at the National Library of Australia, Canber ra. The full festival program is available online at www. actwriters.org.au or phone the ACT Writers’ Centre on 02 6262 9191. NSW Society of Women Writers NSW Inc This month’s literary lunch speaker is Diane Ar mstrong, who will be talking about her novel Winter Journey at The Dixson Room, State Library of NSW, Macquarie Street, Sydney on Wednesday 12 October from 12 noon. There will also be a pre-luncheon workshop with Robyn McWilliam titled ‘Emotions and dreams’ from 10.00am. Costs for the lunch are $25.00 non-members, $20.00 members and $10.00 for the workshop. For more infor mation phone 02 9938 1454 or 02 9427 6254. NSW Inner City Life This literary competition for adults is organised by the NSW Writers’ Centre and is open to anyone from anywhere. The topic is Inner City Life anywhere anytime, and you can give whatever interpretation you choose to the phrase. Categories are short story (maximum of 500 words) or poetry (maximum of 20 lines). Entry fee is $5.00 per entry and you can submit as many entries as you like. Prizes are cash, book vouchers and publication in the Village Voice. For more infor mation phone 02 9555 9757 or visit email@example.com. au. Entries close on 3 December. QLD Historial Fiction Workshop Historical fiction takes readers into a different time and place and gives them an understanding of what life was like way back when, while offering an insight into the human condition. Bring the past back to life with author Kritin Williamson, author of The Jacaranda Years as she guides you from research to completed manuscript by exploring the different aspects of this popular genre. To be held on Saturday 8 October from 10.00am to 4.30pm at the Queensland Writers’ Centre, 109 Edward Street, Brisbane. For more infor mation phone 07 3839 1243 or visit www.qwc.asn.au VIC National Editors Conference 2005 Presented by the Council of Australian Societies of Editors and hosted by the Society of Editors (Victoria), topics at the ‘Editing in Context’ conference include education and training, skills, editing in the online world and freelance editing. The conference will run from 13 to 15 October at Eden on the Park, Queens Road, Melbour ne. For full details of what’s happening visit the website at www.socedvic.org/editingincontext WA Time to Write Tuesdays What inspires you to write? Pictures? Ideas? Words? Is it music? Or perhaps a 10-minute meditation? At these weekly sessions you will experience combina- tions of some or all of these writing stimuli. Each two-hour session provides the opportunity to write to a variety of prompts, share your words with others and discover that, while you have all responded to the same stimulus, everyone has produced a unique piece of writing, each one a possible seed for a new piece of work. Cost is $11.00. To be held each Tuesday night from 7.00pm to 9.00pm at Tom Collins House Writers’ Centre, Cor ner Wood & Kirkwood Streets, Swanbour ne. For more infor mation 08 9384 4771 or visit www.iinet.net.au/~fawwa/ Find Out What’s on and Where! Are you looking to find out what book related events are happening around the country? Visit www.goodreadingmagazine.com.au If you have an event you would like our readers to know about contact firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 02 9810 2477.