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Bubbles and Banter

Bubbles & Banter

Come and celebrate our 1st Birthday at this online Zoom gathering. One lucky attendee will win a 1-year FREE membership. Test your literary knowledge with a fun quiz. And, we will be announcing our first-ever short story competition. See you there.

Friday 1 October 2021 from 5 pm – Register HERE

Poetry and Pinot

Poetry & Pinot

Be sure to register for this event to either perform poetry or to be part of the audience. This one-hour event is bound to move you, excite you, and give you the opportunity to hear from the talented poets in our community. Oh, and don’t forget the Pinot!

Saturday 16 October 2021 from 4 pm – Register HERE

From the Writer's Toolbox Workshop Series

As part of our birthday celebration, we are offering 3 FREE workshops open to members and visitors. This series is designed to advance your skills as a writer. Author Wendy Haynes will be delivering these 1-hour workshops.

Wendy Haynes has completed a Diploma in Creative Writing at Southern Cross University and a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment. She offers workshops to help writers build their knowledge and skills. Her writing focuses on middle-grade fantasy, historical, and contemporary stories for children, picture books, junior fiction, and YA.
Her first picture book Hayden’s Bedtime was published in March 2019 and is on the 2019 NSW Premier’s Reading Challenge list. The Door in The Woods: Book 1 Hollow Woods a middle-grade was published in August 2020. Wendy is working on a middle-grade fantasy and a thriller. She reviews for Buzzwords Magazine & Shawline Publishing
 
She was a judge for the Port Writer’s In-house competition for the creative non-fiction category in 2018, one of the judges of the fiction category in 2019. She was the fiction judge for Port Writers 2021 Open Competition,  was one of the judges for the CYA Competition for 2019. Wendy won first prize for her short story Going Nowhere, at Port Writers In-house competition 2018, and Port 500  (In-house August 2021) for her flash fiction story Well, I never.

From the Writers Tool box

Forshadowing

Saturday 2 October 10 am

By the end of the session, you will be able to:

  • Learn how  to Identify foreshadowing 
  • Understand the purpose of foreshadowing as a device
  • Know where to position foreshadowing in your story
  • How to apply a new or existing story

Register to attend HERE

From the Writers Tool box

Using Imagery

 Saturday 16 October 10 am

By the end of this session, you will be able to:

  • Understand the importance of imagery
  • How to apply imagery to your own work

Register to attend HERE

From the Writers Tool box

Writing in Scenes

 Saturday 30 October 10 am

By the end of the session, you will be able to:

  • Identify a scene with text
  • List the fundamental of a scene and how they work
  • How to structure a scene
  • How to put those scenes into an outline to build your story

Register to attend HERE

Writers in Conversation

This FREE Zoom event is bound to tickle your writer’s muscle, and is for members and visitors who are eager to join the discussion on writing. Join us in conversation on the third Thursday of the month from 5 pm In February, May, August, & November. Register below to save your seat. Each event we will delve deep into a new topic.

Topic suggestions are welcome and can be sent to info@mncwriterscentre.org 

Writers in Conversation

Thursday 19 August 2021

Writers in Conversation

Thursday 18 November 2021
Author Spotlight

Author Spotlight

Are you an author living on the Mid-North Coast of NSW? Well, we want to talk to you!  To acknowledge the many authors living in the region whether you have published 10 books or your first book we want to hear from you.
This event will be delivered via Zoom in a conversational interview style with time for a Q&A at the end.

Register your interest at info@mncwriterscentre.org