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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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Wednesday, May 25, 2011


Fairfield Writers Group Minutes-Exercise meeting        9 April 2011

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

Ø  Fairfield Library reopening
Anna advised that an event is planned for Fairfield Library at the end of May to celebrate the reopening of the library after its closure due to flood damage. It was agreed that FWG should contribute to the occasion.
 Suggestions for involvement included:
·         sale of FWG anthology ‘Beginnings ‘
·         display of posters promoting FWG
·         assistance with invitations to the event
·         readings from members of the group
Anna to discuss these suggestions with Fairfield Library staff.
Ø Writing exercises
Jennifer advised that the May exercise is to be a humorous poem of three or more stanzas.
The poem may be rhyming or non-rhyming, but not a limerick.
Lorraine and Jennifer to distribute articles / links on poetry writing.
Anna to post a list of possible exercise themes for future meetings on blog.

Ø June Exercise
Maarten to choose exercise for June.
Ø Guest speaker

Lou reported that Caz Osborne, the project manager of One Book Many Brisbanes, is willing to speak to FWG on the
art of project managing an anthology-sticking to the milestones.  It was suggested that a thank you gift might be
It was agreed the proposed date should be 25 June 2011 from 10.30-11.30 at the Fairfield Library
Minutes of Novel/Short Story meeting
9 April 2011
No meeting was held
Next meetings:

  14 May – Set Exercise
       28 May– Novel/short story

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