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Fairfield Writers Group is a mix of beginner and experienced writers who meet the second and fourth Saturdays of the month at the Brisbane City Council Library in Fairfield Gardens Shopping Centre, Fairfield road, Fairfield, Queensland. Our passion is writing and we work hard at our craft. Our aim is to encourage, support and help each other to reach new heights in our writing. New members are always made welcome and usually whisked off to the local coffee shop at the end of meetings for sustenance and socialisation with the rest of the crew.

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Thursday, July 15, 2010

Newsletter - June 2010

Newsletter - June 2010 Fairfield Writers Group
Website http://fairfieldwritersgroup-queensland.blogspot.com

Meeting Fairfield Writers Group,
12 June 2010 Exercises Group

Present: Pam, Carol, Findlay, Helga, Cecilia, Rosemary,Yolanda, and new member, Jennifer.

• Chairing this meeting: Rosemary

• Assignment this month: Story based on journal/diary writing
Findlay read out his story. This was a real treat as it was based on a Scottish character and Findlay brought a wonderful authenticity to the reading.

• This month’s submission to the blog: poem by Carol

• Exercise for July: My Holiday – details sent separately by Carol

• Exercise for August: to be submitted by Helga

Meeting Fairfield Writers Group,
26 June 2010 Novel/Short Stories Group

Present: Anna, Findlay, Helga, Carol
Apologies: Jennifer

Even though we were small in numbers, we had a very productive meeting followed by the usual gathering at the coffee shop.

Helga brought along an excerpt from her novel for us to read. The novel is growing nicely and I suspect that Helga will be the first to complete a full-length novel in our group. Good on you, Helga!

Findlay’s short story was set in China aptly named ‘China Doll’. The story was brought about by his recent travels in China and I hope we will be treated to more of these in the future.

We critiqued a re-write of Anna’s children’s story that she will be self-publishing soon. It’s a delight to read with plenty of scope for lots of illustrations. I’m looking forward to seeing the published book.

Finally, I took to the meeting a poem called ‘A Dancing Bear’ which resulted from a writing workshop that I attended, put on by the Society of Women Writers. Ynes Sanz was the poet who ran the workshop. It was wonderful and I came away inspired.


Next meetings:

Exercises Group 10 July 2010

Novel/Short Stories Group 24 July 2010

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