Presidents News – July 2011
Greeting fellow writers
It was a pleasure to have Dave Farrer recite his favourite Banjo Paterson poems at our June meeting. I don’t know exactly what it is about Banjo Paterson’s poems that touch me so deeply, but I always get goosebumps when I hear them recited, and am transported back to my childhood at my grandfather’s knee.
Dave also took requests and revealed that half an hour is just a warm up for him! Question time was animated and informative too. Dave not only recites Banjo’s poetry but also knows his life story well. If you missed Dave Farrer, I recommend you take the opportunity to see him perform if it comes your way again.
Children’s Writing Competition Presentations
Caren Sattler, wearing her other hat of ‘puppeteer’ and representing our sponsor the Queensland Theatre of Puppetry, was on hand to present the awards for the Children’s Writing Competition.
Congratulations again to all our winners and to all the participants. It’s wonderful to see so many children exploring creative writing and taking on the challenge of a writing competition.
Thank you again to our sponsor, the Queensland Theatre of Puppetry.
The Literary Luncheon date and venue have been confirmed. Please check out the info on the GCWA website and share the link with your family members, friends and associates.
Our guest speaker is the fascinating writer and producer Tony Cavanaugh. Our other guest authors will all be confirmed soon – keep an eye on our website and Facebook page.
Looking forward to seeing you at a meeting soon.