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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.

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Tuesday, March 8, 2011


Fairfield Writers Group
Minutes of the Exercise Group
12 February 2011

Present: Carol, Wendy, Anna, Helga, Vera, Lou, Findlay, Lisa, Anne, Lorraine and Jennifer.

Apologies: Maarten and Dani.
Meeting chaired by Anna

1. Positions Filled

Minute taker - role will rotate each meeting; attendee keeps notes; to be emailed to Anna for distribution / upload to blog
Chair Anna
Blog – Anna
Media - Lou and Findlay
Facebook / Twitter - TBC. Dani was nominated but not in attendance at meeting
A state of writing group administrator - Lou
Secretary - Anna
Treasurer - Carol
Graphics - Helga
Librarian - Jennifer as rep; Lorraine as back up
Role includes homework exercises kept collated, compendium on google docs from martin; have a list of hard copy resources in FWG available; Anna to share blog logon to Jennifer.

2. Set exercise for April
Exercise for April-Lou.
Exercises available - Carol to email Anna to distribute copies – this was unexpected but a pleasant surprise

3. Meeting Room Update
Yeronga Services Club until further notice.
Anna to follow up with library on design of the refit to include a quiet space for meetings

4. Workshops
Lou to email contact at BCC to see if they would be a guest speaker for indicatively a June / July meeting with the anthology team
They were involved in the project management of the One Book Many Brisbanes 4th edition

5. Youth Group Update
Martin's Idea originally; he is not coming to FWG at this stage.
Group aimed at 18 - 25 years where we act as mentors; concerns that 18-25 years is not an age group for a youth group.
There was some concern by some of the submissions from previous interested youth group potentials - style/content issue.
There is interest (Lou and Anna) to have the Youth Group concept with the FWG
Decision - to be discussed at October Meeting in conjunction with year planning; discussion to include future of this idea; further scoping.

6. Contacts List
Phone and Email collected by Lou; to send to Anna.

7. Member suggestions
New idea from Lisa –
FWG produce a children's book as a future project.
To be discussed at the October meeting.

Fairfield Writers Group
Minutes of the Novel Group
26 February 2011

Present: Helga, Maarten and Anna.

We had a quiet but thought provoking turn out. Helga and Anna brought poems to share with the group.
Maarten provided great feedback in how to write poetry.
It was a great opportunity to share ideas on how to improve on our anthology stories.


Next meetings:
26 February – Novel/short story Group
12 March –Exercise Group

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