President’s News – July 2010
Greetings fellow writers
The highlight of our June meeting was the presentation of awards and prizes for our 2010 Children’s Writing Competition. The response to the competition was fabulous and it was lovely to see so many local writers come along to the meeting to receive their prizes.
Thanks again to our sponsors, the Queensland Theatre of Puppetry (QToP) for supporting the competition with their donation of the prize monies.
The complete results of the competition have been published on our website and can also be found on page 3 of the newsletter.
Guest Speaker – Deborah Carlyon
It was lovely to see the return of Deborah Carlyon as our guest speaker, this time talking about her children’s book Loku and the Shark Attack. Deborah shared some fascinating insights into storytelling and the differences and similarities to be found amongst children’s stories from different cultures.
Deborah may be returning once again later in the year to present a workshop for us. If you are interested in attending please make sure you add your name to the expression of interest form at the next meeting.
It’s now almost two months since the Joanna Penn workshop on blogging and building your author platform. As promised, I am following up on the attendees progress and would love to hear how you are all going. Would anyone care to share a link to their new blog or some of their ‘lessons learned’ from the workshop?
We will be unveiling our new logo at the July meeting so if you want to be amongst the first to see it, don’t miss the July meeting!