Out and About in October

by Martin Veres


Do you remember the Out and About in September? Well, it's October now, so put your flares back in the cupboard and put on some sensible shoes, because it's time to get Out and About again!

While we've still got Sandy Fussell slated for 30 September, this is a good time to highlight both our October authors, as well as our lone writer for November.

Joel And Pamela

Joel Burrows and Pamela Cook, respectively.

Our Out and About artists for October are Pamela Cook (Saturday, 7th) and Joel Burrows (Saturday, 28th). Jeff Apter closes out our performances on November 11th.

Pamela Cook is a rural fiction writer who published her first book, Blackwattle Lake, in 2012. She followed the success of that with titles in 2013, 2015, and 2016. She also enjoys writing poetry, memoir pieces and literary fiction, and teaches writing courses and workshops through her business, Justwrite. You can find out more about Pam through her website, or look her up on Facebook. You can also catch her on November 26 for a panel on romance writing as part of the Wollongong Writers Festival.

Joel Burrows is a playwright and poet, who has been featured in the Writers Bloc, Ugly Pineapple, and whose plays have been performed both here in Wollongong, as well as in Sydney and Canberra theatres. He has worked with the Australian Theatre for Young People, ABC Radio National, and the University of Wollongong. Joel is also the facilitator of the playwriting workshop, Playing with Drafts, helping aspiring playwrights develop their scriptwriting and stage management skills.

Jeff Apter

Jeff Apter is a prolific writer of nonfiction, having penned bestselling biographies of Jeff Buckley, the Finn brothers, John Farnham, and the Gibb brothers. His latest book, High Voltage: The Life of Angus Young, is a biography of the last surviving original member of AC/DC. You can read more on Jeff on his website, where you can also purchase his books. Jeff will also be giving a talk about his new book and holding a biography writing workshop at Wollongong Art Gallery on 4 November, in collaboration with Tony Mott's What a Life! rock photography exhibition.

So come on by, share your thoughts, enjoy a bit of sunshine, hope it doesn't rain (or isn't too windy), and get Out and About!

Written by SCWC

Posted on September 20, 2017