President’s News – December 2009
Greetings fellow writers
What a fabulous meeting we had in November! It was inspiring to hear our members share some of their writing at the Open Mike session. A great variety of topics and styles were presented and I would like to congratulate the following people for their participation: Robert Young, Donna Mroz Turcic, Richard Grant, Margaret Cornwell, Peter Jones, Caroline Glen and Angelika Heurich.
I encourage everyone to take advantage of the opportunity to participate in an Open Mike session when they get a chance. Yes, it can be daunting to get up there on stage, but the opportunity to practice speaking about your writing and reading out loud to a group of your peers is well worth the test of your nerves.
Audie-Marie Pennefather launched her book “A True and Strange Story” The Life of Tueane Ann Tibbo to an attentive audience. A fascinating glimpse into the life of this talented artist whose unpretentious paintings were made popular in the sixties.
Member of the Month
Jill Smith was chosen as the recipient of our inaugural Member of the Month award. Jill has been an active member of the Gold Coast Writers’ Association for many years and her support of the recent initiative to create a history of the association was recognised with a certificate at the November meeting. Jill will be our featured member on the GCWA website for the month of December and in our newsletter.
GCWA is now on Twitter, FaceBook and YouTube! You can follow us on Twitter www.twitter.com/gcwriters become a fan on FaceBookwww.facebook.com/GoldCoastWritersAssociation or check out our video channel on YouTube www.youtube.com/goldcoastwriters
If you have created a book trailer video or have a slideshow promo you would like to share on the GCWA YouTube channel, please let me know.
Our final meeting for the year is also our annual Christmas Party. Santa will be making an appearance and you will be entertained by some of our multi-talented members. If you would like to volunteer to be a part of our Christmas Jam entertainment, please contact Angelika Heurich or Grace Ermer.
On behalf of the committee I would like to wish all our members and their families a happy and joyous Christmas and a bright and prosperous New Year.