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Fairfield, Queensland, Australia
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.

Welcome to Fairfield Writers Group

We hope you will stop for a while and browse our site and if you like what you see, please visit us again soon.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011


Animated image of multiple fireworksWriters Festivals and Events 2011
 - Australia

•31 March to 3 April 2011 - Oracles of the Bush - live performances of Australian Bush poetry, musicand art. Tenterfield, New South Wales.

•2 & 3 April 2011 - The Norman Lindsay Festival of Children's Literature at the Norman Lindsay Gallery, 14 Norman Lindsay Crescent, Faulconbridge, Blue Mountains, New South Wales.

•6 to 8 April 2011 - Lit Fest - Young adult and children's literature festival hosted by the All Saints College, Bull Creek, Western Australia.

•21 to 25 April 2011 - Swancon - The annual West Australian Science Fiction Convention.

•29 April to 1 May 2011 - Williamstown Literary Festival - Williamstown, western Victoria.

•16 to 22 May 2011 - Sydney Writers Festival

•6 & 7 June 2011 - Voices on the Coast: A Youth Literature Festival - Sunshine Coast, Queensland.

•17 to 20 June 2011 - Watermark Literary Muster - Biennial festival bringing together national and
international writers whose writing focuses on nature. Camden Haven, New South Wales.

•14 to 17 July 2011 - Mildura Writers Festival

 22-24 July 2011- Whitsunday Writers Festival

00430480.jpgIpswich Poetry Feast

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I forgot to let you know, . .
how to make sure you'll get a
good feast on your hot breakfast!
At the Official Launch & Poets' Breakfast

For the Fab Cost of only $15 per head

Phone the Ipswich Library on 3810 6761
by the 31st March.

The feast of poetry is free!
Sashimi on banana leaf
Postcards from Bangalow Writing and Gourmet Experience‏

Learn writing skills while eating well and enjoying new companions

If you love writing, travelling and food, then you won’t want to miss the Postcards from Bangalow Writing and Gourmet Experience. Held over the Queen’s Birthday long weekend in June, this unique writing event
will awaken your creativity and indulge your senses.

Hidden in the hills some 10 minutes drive from Byron Bay, Bangalow is a travel writer’s and foodie’s delight. Join seasoned travel writer Kim Wildman and learn what it takes to be a travel writer while experiencing the smells, tastes, sounds and characters of this unique community.

Included in the weekend: three gourmet meals in atmospheric local restaurants, a visit to the Bangalow farmers’ market followed by a half day Foodscape hinterland tour taking in three of the region’s best producers, a guided historical walking tour of Bangalow and fun writing workshops as well as plenty of free time to allow your creative juices to flow. Each of the three included restaurant meals will be attended by a local writer, editor or identity who’ll lead themed discussions on topics from how to capture the essence of a destination to how pitch an article to an editor, with questions and answers, readings and more.

If a weekend of writing, reflecting and enjoying the tastes and flavours of Bangalow isn’t enticement enough, Sample Magazine, the epicurean bible of the Northern Rivers, has offered to publish the best travel article written over the weekend in the travel section of the spring edition of the magazine. So not only will you experience what it takes to be a travel writer, you might even get published.

This fun and informative weekend experience is suitable for beginning writers upwards with an interest in travel writing, food and good company.

Accommodation can be arranged in a variety of local venues in and around the village.
Contact Kim Wildman on 0400 887 991 or kim@wildwriting.com.au to make a booking. Places are limited, so get in quick!
Date: 10-13 June
Times: 4pm Friday to 12pm Monday
Cost: $450 per person

Facilitator: Kim Wildman is a published travel writer and guidebook author with more than 10 years experience freelancing for a variety of media outlets around the world. She has authored more than 15 guidebooks, including Lonely Planet and Bradt travel guides, and written scores of travel features for the likes of Australian Woman’s Health, The Age, The Sydney Morning Herald, Travel Africa, Voyageur and Ninemsn. When she's not continent-hopping, Kim runs travel writing workshops and mentors writers from her base in Bangalow. Recently voted one of Tripbase's 100 Favourite Travel Writers in the world, she also presents guest lectures on travel writing at universities and schools and speaks about her passion for the written road at international literary festivals and travel fairs. See her website for more details: http://www.wildwriting.com.au./

Testimonials from Kim’s past travel writing workshops
“Excellent! The course was very useful and exceeded my expectations.” Amy Dalguish, Travel Editor, Total Travel

"Kim Wildman lead a clear and inclusive travel writing workshop which not only focused on the skills of writing and storytelling but the business of travel writing and having your work published. A fun and valuable course by an experienced travel writer." Holly Galbraith, Go Future Media

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