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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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Monday, April 11, 2011


Fairfield Writers Group
Minutes of Exercise meeting
 12 March 2011

Present: Anna, Anne, Carol, Helga, Jennifer, Lorraine, Lou, Maarten
Meeting chaired: by Anna

• Venue for future meetings
When the group resumes meeting at the Fairfield Library, an area with more space in the back right-hand corner of the library will be available in future.

• Workshops
Lorraine advised that Michael Roland is prepared to join a meeting of the    FWG and present a workshop. He ‘writes from the super-conscious” and describes how it can be done. Michael is originally from Brisbane and now lives in Texas USA.

• Suggestions for Exercise - “Settings”
Group members read out their settings exercise stories.
ACTION: It was agreed that when possible, exercise stories should be read out loud by members.

• Exercise themes for future meetings
Suggestions made included:
• limericks
• eye-tie (exercises with slang)
ACTION: It was suggested that whenever possible, exercise stories should be read out loud, as is the practice with most writing groups.

• May Exercise
Jennifer to choose exercise for May.

• General Business
• Carol was congratulated by all members on her very professional-looking publication called “…………………………” which she developed via the “loulou.com” website.

• Lorraine advised that the Pottsville Writers’ Group would like to be our sister group. It was agreed that FWG would accept the kind invitation.

• Stephen King’s Memoirs on writing was recommended as a very good book to read, in particular, the section on “settings” and “learning by listening”.

ACTION: Lorraine to let the Pottsville WG know that we like to accept their invitation to be a sister group.

ACTION: Jennifer to place details of Stephen King’s book Memoirs on Writing in the “library’ section of the blog, in her role as Librarian for the FWG.

• Contributor to blog for March
Anne’s poem has been chosen to be shown on the blog.

Minutes of Novel meeting – 26 March 2011
at Yeronga RSL Services Club

No meeting was held.


Next meetings:
     9 April – Set Exercise
23 April- No meeting