March at SCWC

by Martin Veres

Is it too late to welcome you back for 2017? It might well be, but I think I’ll choose to believe alternative facts in this instance. Welcome back! We hope you enjoyed your holiday, however protracted or fleeting it might have been, and we hope you’ve made one of your resolutions for 2017 to get more interested in the Illawarra’s literature and arts scene. I mean, personally, my resolutions were far more self-serving than that (Martin first!), but that doesn’t mean you’re all as awful as I am, does it? Exactly! So I’m sure you’ll make like Spike Lee and do the right thing.

As for us, we’ve had a busy start to the year over here at the centre, and we’re excited to let you in on some of the events we’ve got coming up for March.

8 March, Wednesday

International Women’s Day – Power Voice for Change

10.30am – 12.30pm, Wollongong Art Gallery

Special Guest Speakers: Denika Thomas and Emma Rodrigues

The SCWC, Women’s Health Services, and Illawarra Women’s Health Centre partner up with Wollongong Art Gallery to present a selection of readings in celebration of International Women’s Day.

We’re calling on anyone who might be interested to submit a piece of poetry (up to 40 lines) or prose (up to 750 words) on the theme of change as part of the event.

Hint: you may want to avoid titles like “What About International Men’s Day?”

Wag Womens Power Voice

8 March, Wednesday

Seniors Travel Writing Workshop

11.30am – 2.30pm, Wollongong Central Library

Facilitated by Sandy Fussell

Cost: $15

Creative non-fiction writing workshop, demonstrating how to preserve your memories through life writing. Suitable for blogging, journaling, and even digital scrap booking. Don’t just write – learn to write what people love to read!

Travel Writing

15 – 26 March

Symphony: Celebrating Spiritual Diversity in Art and Culture

10am – 4pm, Project Contemporary Artspace (open Wed – Sun)

Opening Event: Friday 17 March, 6.30pm (Speaker: Lord Mayor Gordon Bradbery)

The Symphony art exhibition focuses on the idea that the human experience and human interactions are greatly enriched through diversity. The key concept of the exhibition is that of ‘unity in diversity,’ and the SCWC is proud to be associated with this fantastic event. We will be holding a workshop and poetry reading by Gabrielle Journey Jones as part of the exhibition. For more details, see below, or visit the Project Contemporary Art Gallery's website.

18 March, Saturday

Poetry Reading with Gabrielle Journey Jones

7.30pm – 7.45pm, Project Contemporary Art Gallery

Come see Gabrielle Journey Jones give a reading as part of performance night at the Symphony exhibition. Performances kick off from 6.30 and include Argentinian drumming by Illawarra’s OWN Heartbeats, poetry readings, Immanuel Creagh on classical guitar, the Singongo Choir, Elizabeth Brandis on crystal bowls, stilt dancing by Libby Bloxham, and Kareeni dance.

19 March, Sunday

Writing Workshop

2pm – 5pm, Project Contemporary Artspace

Facilitated by Gabrielle Journey Jones

SCWC presents a writing workshop on ekphrastic writing, where participants will be taught how to respond to artworks in the Symphony exhibition through poetry and prose.

Written by SCWC

Posted on February 28, 2017