Poetry in the Vines

Isn’t time to relax in the vines. The Mid North Coast in partnership with Douglas Vale Historic Homestead & Vineyard presents a monthly event  Poetry in the Vines. Held on the fourth Sunday of the month with the official event commencing on Sunday 24 April 2022. Come early to explore the homestead, sample some wine with the poetry event kicking off from 12 pm. Kick-back and enjoy an afternoon of wine and poetry. Bring a picnic or try the cheese plates, and just relax.

We are excited to offer this event to the community and we see this as a great opportunity for us all to reconnect, explore and support our region. Douglas Vale Historic Homestead & Vineyard is open from 10 am – 3 pm on Sundays. Visit their website for more information and other opening times.

For more information Poetry in the Vines 

Poetry Workshop

TO SAVE YOUR SPOT contact Wendy at info@mncwriterscentre.org

We are offering a FREE poetry workshop for those participating in the monthly Poetry in the Vines events and those registered to perform at our Poetry Slam event in June 2022.

Gill Goater a well known Free Verse poet will be leading this interactive workshop with a guest appearance by Bush Poet Bessie Jennings. The aim of the workshop is to give attendees some insider tips and tricks when presenting poetry to a live audience. So, there will be plenty of time to practice your poems and receive vital feedback from the presenters and your peers.

DATE: Saturday 28 May 2022

TIME: 9  to 10.30 am

VENUE: The Rotary Community Centre, 198 Hastings River Drive                      Port Macquarie

 
Desley Polmear
Fractured Souls
Author Spotlight

Desley Polmear talks… 

Join us as we chat with Desley about her latest book Fractured Souls

Miriam O’Connor’s Father was a hot head and it got him into trouble. She adored him and wondered for years why he abandoned her and her six year old twin siblings after their mother died on her thirteenth birthday. Where was he?

This novel explores the family, life mistakes, and second chances.

Join us via Zoom Thursday 31 March 2022 from 7 pm

Register HERE

Our aim is to bring writers and readers living on the Mid North Coast together. Let us help you showcase your stories. Whether you have published 10 book or your first book, we want to talk with you. Wendy Haynes will facilitate and deliver this conversational interview with Q&A  FREE via Zoom.

Register your interest for interview at info@mncwriters.org

Greg Barron
Author Spotlight

Greg Barron talks… 

Join us as we chat with Greg about his latest book The Last Days of Dom Sebastian.

The Last Days of Dom Sebastian is a story of human frailty, adventure and conflict, a rumination on the darker side of the human psyche, and, most importantly, on the unseen marks each of us leaves on the landscape when our time on earth is done.

Join us via Zoom Monday 14 March 2022 from 2 pm

Register HERE

Our aim is to bring writers and readers living on the Mid North Coast together. Let us help you showcase your stories. Whether you have published 10 book or your first book, we want to talk with you. Wendy Haynes will facilitate and deliver this conversational interview with Q&A  FREE via Zoom.

Register your interest for interview at info@mncwriters.org

Writers in Conversation

This FREE  1 hour 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 and take a deep dive into everything writing. 

Join the conversation on – Creating Suspense

Suspense is often present in most stories we read and write. Wendy Haynes will share  some ways to add suspense in your storytelling in this one hour interactive conversation. The content will mostly come from a book by Paul Tomlinson – Suspense Thriller (Genre Writers Series).
 
Register HERE via Zoom Wednesday 23 March 2022 from 5 pm 

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

Writers in Converstation

10 AM – 4 PM   9 APRIL 2022
LIVE EVENT

COFFS HAROUR NEIGHBOURHOOD CENTRE

Make Waves Poetry Slam

The first-of-its-kind event in held Port Macquarie. Make Waves Poetry Slam celebrates a voice for social change via performance poetry.

Our aim for this event is to shine a light on this art form with this inaugural event. 

This event is open to poets in Australia who can register and perform on the day. This is an opportunity to perform and give voice to a cause or social change you’re passionate about, without the pressure of a competition. This is an amateur event and is expected to be a fun and interesting afternoon.

This one of our fundraising event for 2022 and is the vision of local poet Josh Moses.

Date: Sunday  12 June 2022 

Time: 3pm – 4.30 pm

Venue: The Rotary Community Centre, 198 Hasting River Drive Port Macquarie NSW 2444

Tickets on sale soon Adults $20 Children $5

WARNING – swear words may be used during the performance

Performance Registration $5 (Limit 30) Those performing on the day do not have to purchase an attendee ticket.

Transaction fees may apply…

TICKETS ON SALE FROM 1 APRIL 2022.

This project is supported by the Coummunity Grants Program provided by Port Macquarie-Hastings Council.

Port Macquarie-Hastings Council