President’s News – May 2014
Hello Members and Friends
I trust that you had an enjoyable month of long weekends, with Easter and Anzac Day. It has certainly been very busy for me, on both a committee level and with my university studies. I am happy to report that both activities have been very productive and I will continue work towards a brilliant outcome in both areas. Many thanks to all committee members for your support and efforts, in particular Jeannie and Keli, who are a dynamic force on the Festival team.
I am very excited to share that tickets for the Gold Coast Writers Festival are now available, with special discounts for GCWA members. You will be able to attend a full day of events at Helensvale Library and Cultural Centre on Saturday, June 14 for only $30 for members and $40 for non-members. The Literary Luncheon on Sunday, June 15 will be very exciting, with Kay Danes, international author and humanitarian, as Keynote Speaker and Mandy Johnson the Emcee. This will be held at Currumbin RSL, beside the beautiful Currumbin Creek. I strongly recommend that you book now, as ticket numbers are strictly limited. Visit the festival website for tickets and full details of all events – www.goldcoastwritersfestival.com.au.
Many thanks to all our supporters for your in-kind support and funding for the festival. If you know of any business or group still wishing to collaborate for this year’s festival, please ask them to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Many thanks to everyone who voted for our Sunsuper ‘Dream’ of funding towards the Authors in Schools event. Although we were unsuccessful, we wish to congratulate the winner. You can continue to view and share the promotional video for the festival via YouTube www.youtube.com/user/GCWritersFestival and the website www.goldcoastwritersfestival.com.au.
We had a great meeting on April 5, with thanks to our guest speaker, Jennifer Bacia. Jennifer will be presenting at the Gold Coast Writers Festival and those who have seen her, will attest to how very informative and exciting her presentations are. This month Andy McDermott will introduce his two latest books and we have the fascinating stories of guest speaker Domenico ‘Mick’ Cacciola, sharing his experiences of being a police officer in Queensland’s Fitzgerald era, certainly an infamous time. I look forward to seeing you on May 17. Until we next connect, I wish you a wonderfully creative month!