President’s News – May 2011
What a delightful meeting we had in April!
Our guest speaker Kerry Brown shared some fascinating stories about her publishing adventures and the wonderful ‘lucky’ breaks she has had.
Kerry also spoke about the value of using social media and online resources to promote yourself as an author. www.kerrybrown.com.au
Elena Ornig entertained us with stories of her passion for writing and how she overcame the negative influences from her past which stopped her from writing for most of her life. Elena’s recently released eBook Queen of the Castle is a fascinating account of Gold Coast resident Renata Castelle’s journey to escape her past and achieve her dream of building her own castle. www.answersfrom.com
Gay Mackay presented a brief promo for her beautifully illustrated children’s picture book Cat and Tiger and the Big Orange Ball.
Adult Writing Competition
As our children’s writing competition closes we are int the throws of planning the launch of the adult writing competition. There will be four categories:
- Short Story
- Writing for Children
- Non Fiction
Members are invited to suggest a theme for the competition which could be suitable for all of the categories. Please send your theme suggestions via the GCWA contact form.
Mark 10 September in your diary now!
Last year’s literary luncheon was a resounding success with seven fascinating authors joining us for a wonderful buffet at Burleigh Bears. Our guest speaker David Leser’s talk is still fresh in my mind as one of the most interesting and entertaining talks I have ever heard.
As last year, the committee invites you to suggest potential venues, guest authors, speaker, sponsors and supporters. Just send your ideas to the GCWA or have a chat to one of our committee members at a meeting.
Members who have expressed an interest in attending Deborah Carlyon’s workshop on 28 May, please make sure your attendance has been confirmed and your payment is made by 23 May.
Angelika Heurich recently presented a short workshop on grant application procedures and best practices for committee members. On behalf of the committee I would like to thank her for her time and effort in preparing and presenting this very informative workshop and her generosity in sharing her experience and knowledge.
Committee Thank You
I’d also like to thank our committee members (and their partners) for preparing the refreshments for the meetings. It’s always a fabulous spread and their efforts are much appreciated.
Don’t forget we are having a bit of fun at our next meeting…
Get into the spirit of mystery and intrigue and come along to the meeting as your favourite fictional detective. Drag out that old trench coat, slip into that little black dress if you are ‘going undercover’ or suit-up for the classic modern detective look. A mystery prize will be awarded for the best costume.
Look forward to seeing you at a meeting soon.
April Meeting Photos
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