Out and About in September
by Martin Veres
Oh, the places you'll go as a writer! Over the next couple months, South Coast Writers Centre will be going Out and About. As part of this program, writers from the Illawarra area will be heading out into the community to hold an incredibly unique, interactive outdoor writers residency, where they will be engaging with both the place and the people. It's about bringing writing into the community, and we'd love you to join in.
The public are encouraged to submit short passages or ideas (into a ballot box – this won't be postal), in order to share their thoughts and ideas about each performance location. The artists will respond to these suggestions, creating a truly collaborative and interactive experience.
Our Out and About artists for September are Sue Whiting (Saturday, 16th) and Sandy Fussell (Saturday, 30th). Sue Whiting lives in the Northern Illawarra and writes across a variety of genres in both fiction and nonfiction, picture books, YA fiction and more. She's the author of the award-winning A Swim in the Sea and the best-selling The Firefighters. She loves sharing her passion for storytelling, reading and writing with people of all ages. You can find out more about her on her website.
Sandy Fussell is the author of fourteen books for children, including Polar Boy and the Samurai Kids series, which won an International Board on Books for Young People award and three CBCA Book of the Year Notables. Her most recent release, a picture book, Sad, the Dog, was recommended in a New York Times review. She's also a book reviewer for the Funday Sunday Telegraph, technology blogger, in-schools Literary Festival Co-ordinator at The Story Crowd, and one subject short of a Maths degree (but who’s counting, right?).
So come along and share your thoughts, enjoy a bit of sunshine, and get Out and About!
The South Coast Writers Centre would like to thank Cultural Services of the Wollongong City Council for their ongoing support of the SCWC.
Written by SCWC
Posted on August 30, 2017