March at SCWC

by Martin Veres


Between Word Salad and two great writing competitions, we've got the goods to keep your brain buzzing in March as we say goodbye to summer, goodbye to the cicadas and hello to autumn and, one hopes (though can never be too sure; thanks, global warming), a downward trend among our thermometers.

Shall we get to it, then?

Ongoing Writing Competitions


International Women's Day: Power Voice

Theme: Press for Progress
Poetry (up to 40 lines); prose (up to 750 words)
Deadline: 1 March 

Asia in a Few Words

Theme: Asian Stories
Poetry (up to 40 lines); prose (up to 500 words)
Deadline: 26 March

Asia In A Few Words New Poster

7 March

Word Salad Open Mic Night

6.00 – 8.00pm, The Philanthropy Tribe Cafe

Featuring: Bhupen Thakker

This week's open mic feature artist combines English and Hindi to create a unique and unforgettable sound. You can come and listen, or you can get up on stage for yourself in the open mic session.


8 March

International Women's Day

11.00am – 1.00pm, Wollongong Art Gallery

Join the SCWC

Come along to the art gallery to hear the announcement of, awarding of prizes to, and readings by the winners of our IWD writing competition. Our special guest speaker will be Dr Sarah Nicholson, who will be reading, selling, and signing The Evolutionary Journey of Woman.

There will also be spoken word performances by Adara Enthaler and Gabrielle Journey Jones, and Gabe will also be doing readings from Spoken Medicine (which will also be available for purchase and signing).

And on top of all that, there's going to be an open mic section too! And none of this will cost you a penny!


14 March

Word Salad Enjoying and Reading Poetry

6.00 – 8.00pm, The Philanthropy Tribe Cafe

This week, the group will be listening to and reading the poetry of the great American poet, Maya Angelou.

Ywg Word Salad 1

21 March

Word Salad Big Book Club

6.00 – 8.00pm, The Philanthropy Tribe Cafe

This month's book for Big Book Club is The Life to Come, by Michelle de Krester. You can find a list of upcoming books on the Word Salad Facebook page.

28 March

Word Salad Young Writers Group

6.00 – 8.00, The Philanthropy Tribe Cafe

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Posted on February 27, 2018