October at SCWC

by Martin Veres


Ahh, October. The one month we set aside for overindulging in beer and terrifying small children – truly a wonderful time of year. But what's going on at the SCWC during this time? Well, plenty! As we snake our way towards the end of the calendar, we've got at least one event per week to whet your literary appetite.

4 October, Wednesday

Word Salad Open Mic Night

6.00pm – 8.30pm, Jane's Wollongong

Facilitated by Garry McDougall

The first Wednesday of the month is Open Mic Night at Word Salad, so head on over to Jane's if you want to have a moment in the spotlight, or even if you just want to enjoy listening to other folks perform!

7 October, Saturday

Out and About with Pamela Cook

11.00am – 2.00pm, Bald Hill

Pamela Cook is our first Out and About performer for October, so be sure to join her for this fantastic interactive outdoor writers residency at Bald Hill. Come along for a fun day out, and share your thoughts with this rousing writer of rural romance.

Out About Poster

11 October, Wednesday

Word Salad Poetry with Bite

6.00pm – 8.30pm, Jane's Wollongong

Facilitated by Ron Pretty

On the second Wednesday of the month, Word Salad serves up some Poetry with Bite, an engaging evening of poetry reading and appreciation, led by Ron Pretty. This week, the focus will be on Victorian era poet Gerard Manley Hopkins.

18 October, Wednesday

Word Salad Big Book Club

6.00pm – 8.30pm, Jane's Wollongong

Facilitated by Lynne Cook and Judi Morison

The third Wednesday of the month is Big Book Club night at Word SaladThis week's book is Kate Forsyth's new novel, Beauty in Thorns.

Spoken Medicine 2017

22 October, Sunday

Spoken Medicine Workshop

1.00pm – 4.00pm, Project Contemporary Art Space

Facilitated by Gabrielle Journey Jones

Cost: $15 ($10 concession)

Sponsored by HARP, and inspired by World AIDS Day, Gabrielle Journey Jones brings her Spoken Medicine workshop back for 2017. Don't miss out on this great opportunity to learn from one of the best performance poets out there!

25 October, Wednesday

Word Salad Literary Hotspot

6.00pm – 8.30pm, Jane's Wollongong

The fourth Wednesday of every month is Literary Hotspot night for Word Salad, and this week's author talk will be with Sarah Bourne, discussing her first novel, Never Laugh at Shadows

28 October, Saturday

Out and About with Joel Burrows

11.00am – 2.00pm, Belmore Basin, opposite the Old Courthouse (near Levendi)

The SCWC's very own playwright, Joel Burrows, rounds out the month with an appearance at Out and About. Come see one of our rising stars out in the elements for your chance to ask him about any light that might be breaking through yonder window.

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Posted on October 03, 2017