June at SCWC

by Yvette Gilfillan

Thrillers coming fast like pounding rain, microfiction shaking the trees, poetry falling in the golden-brown hues of autumn leaves, burnt around the edges by the lightning strike of romance novellas … this month has everything you want to see in the world and more.

Saturday 9th of June:

Readings and Music in Colour

From 1.30 pm, Wollongong Art Gallery

The winners of the ‘Reading in Colour’ writing competition will be announced this Saturday, in conjunction with the art exhibition Chromophilia. Award-winning Australian author Sandy Fussell will lead the discussion on the fascinating canvas of colour in writing, and the winners will read from their poetry and prose works.

Gold coin donation

Monday 11th of June – 13th of August:

Online Poetry Masterclass with Ron Pretty 2018

From the comfort of your own home!

Ten weeks of personalised feedback from critically acclaimed poet Ron Pretty, with both individual attention granted to your poetry and the friendly feedback of other workshop participants—all over the convenience of email.

$110 for SCWC members, $165 for non-members

Secure your place by shooting us an email on admin@southcoastwriters.org.au, or call on 4228 0151.

Wednesday 13th of June:

Word Salad – Enjoying and Reading the Poetry of Jennifer Maiden

6 pm – 8 pm, Philanthropy Tribe Café

Jennifer Maiden is one of the most illustrious poets on our reading list at Word Salad, being the recipient of many incredible prizes—including the Victorian Premier’s Award for Literature. She explores themes of violence, war and trauma in her poetry, with her intriguing blend of public figures and fictional characters.

$5 entry, FREE for SCWC members

For more information, click here.

Wednesday 20th of June:

Word Salad – Big Book Club for Jane Harper’s Force of Nature

6 pm – 8 pm, Philanthropy Tribe Café

Come together with other like-minded individuals to discuss Jane Harper’s latest sensation, Force of Nature. Five women go on a hiking expedition that is simply supposed to be a break away from work … only four come out. Vent your feelings at this event!

$5 entry, FREE for SCWC members

For more information, click here.

Saturday 23rd of June:

Annual General Meeting

12.30 pm – 1.30 pm, Building 19, Room G020

All members are invited to attend this year’s annual meeting. The SCWC chair, secretary and treasurer are all stepping down from their positions, so this would be a wonderful opportunity to get professional experience being part of a creative arts board. Contact Rike on director@southcoastwriters.org.au for more information.

Wednesday 27th of June:

Word Salad – Microfiction Night

6 pm – 8 pm, Philanthropy Tribe Café

Anastasia Richards, Aubrey Lidden and Dayle Beazley are all creative arts students from UOW who will be presenting their microfictions, so hear their unique perspectives and bring your own stories to read at the open mic!

$5 entry, FREE for SCWC members

For more information, click here.

Next month … Sunday 1st of July:

‘How to Write a Romance Novella’ with Catherine Evans

12 pm – 3 pm, Shellharbour City Libraries

This is a sneaky foreshadowing for next month’s event, but the best romance novels do leave you in suspense! Local romance author Catherine Evans will present a workshop which gives you hands-on experience in writing a compelling opening scene.


Book your tickets here.

Written by SCWC

Posted on June 07, 2018