Apr
29
6:00 PM18:00

So You Want to be an Author?

Fremantle Press publisher, Georgia Richter, and marketing and communications manager, Claire Miller, offer insight into the process of being published, covering everything from submissions to social media and marketing.

Chaired by author Deb Fitzpatrick, this session aims to answer any questions you might have about getting your book into the right hands.

Book via eventbrite. Website: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/so-you-want-to-be-an-authortickets-58766304599

Date: 29th April 2019; Time:18:00 to 19:30; Venue:AH Bracks Library + Creative Space, Corner Stock Road and Canning Highway, Melville, WA 6156; Cost: $5

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Jul
20
2:00 PM14:00

Memoir with Rosemary Stevens

Writing Your Life Story

Do you have a story to tell based on your own life or family history? How can you capture these unique experiences and bring them to life on the page? This workshop provides the tools and encouragement to get started and keep going in a safe and relaxed environment. Simply bring along a notepad and pen, together with a sense of curiosity and a lifetime of memories. Suitable for all ages and stages of life.

Saturday 20th July at Mattie Furphy House Swanbourne 2-4.30pm

Rosemary Stevens – biography

Rosemary Stevens has a doctorate in Creative Arts from Curtin University, where she teaches creative and professional writing. She enjoys running memoir, fiction and travel writing workshops in the community, having previously worked as a travel writer in S.E. Asia, and in London for a literary agency and international publishing company. Her fiction and non-fiction works have been published nationally and in South East Asia.

Cost $30 OOTA/WAWU - $35 NON-MEMBERS

To book your place, please email Julie Watts at: ootawriters@gmail.com.

Payment can be made either by sending a cheque to O.O.T.A. , P.O. Box 142, Fremantle, W.A.

6959, or by direct debit: see bank details below:

Bendigo Bank: BSB: 633 000 ;

Account number: 156 967 499

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Apr
23
6:30 PM18:30

Overcoming Self-Doubt & Procrastination: Workshop Series

For writers at any career stage (early career to established) who struggle with establishing &

maintaining a regular writing practice.

In this interactive workshop:

-learn strategies for overcoming self-limiting beliefs & behaviours (self-doubt, fear of

rejection/criticism, procrastination, perfectionism, lack or resilience/staying power);

-practice with tools which will empower you to continue to build confidence & proactivity on an

ongoing basis.

When: Tuesday 9 April 2019 6:30pm, Tuesday 16 April 2019 6:30pm, Tuesday 23 April 2019

6:30pm . Venue: Blue Room Theatre, 53 James St, Northbridge, Cost: $85

Website: https://www.trybooking.com/book/event?eid=469611

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Apr
16
6:30 PM18:30

Overcoming Self-Doubt & Procrastination: Workshop Series

For writers at any career stage (early career to established) who struggle with establishing &

maintaining a regular writing practice.

In this interactive workshop:

-learn strategies for overcoming self-limiting beliefs & behaviours (self-doubt, fear of

rejection/criticism, procrastination, perfectionism, lack or resilience/staying power);

-practice with tools which will empower you to continue to build confidence & proactivity on an

ongoing basis.

When: Tuesday 9 April 2019 6:30pm, Tuesday 16 April 2019 6:30pm, Tuesday 23 April 2019

6:30pm . Venue: Blue Room Theatre, 53 James St, Northbridge, Cost: $85

Website: https://www.trybooking.com/book/event?eid=469611

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Apr
9
6:30 PM18:30

Overcoming Self-Doubt and Procrastination: Workshop Series

For writers at any career stage (early career to established) who struggle with establishing &

maintaining a regular writing practice.

In this interactive workshop:

-learn strategies for overcoming self-limiting beliefs & behaviours (self-doubt, fear of

rejection/criticism, procrastination, perfectionism, lack or resilience/staying power);

-practice with tools which will empower you to continue to build confidence & proactivity on an

ongoing basis.

When: Tuesday 9 April 2019 6:30pm, Tuesday 16 April 2019 6:30pm, Tuesday 23 April 2019

6:30pm . Venue: Blue Room Theatre, 53 James St, Northbridge, Cost: $85

Website: https://www.trybooking.com/book/event?eid=469611

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Apr
7
1:00 PM13:00

How to Write Well

Workshop with award-winning author Andrew Levett guides you through writing exercises that teach the eight parts of language.

Location: Mattie Furphy House, 88 Wood Street, Swanbourne.

Cost: $40 FAWWA/WAWU members.

Bookings close 17 March. Contact andrew@thestorymentor.com.au

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Apr
6
1:30 PM13:30

The Art of Poetry. Workshop with Helen Hagemann

Join Helen Hagemann for her workshop, The Art of Poetry: And the Subversion of Language. 1.30pm to 4.00pm at Mattie Furphy House, Swanbourne. $30 for OOTA/WAWU members, $35 for non-members.

To book your place email Julie Watts at ootawriters@gmail.com. Payment can be made by sending a cheque to O.O.T.A, PO Box 142, Fremantle, WA 6950 or by direct debit to our bank account at the Bendigo Bank, BSB 633 000, A/C No 157 967 499.

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Mar
23
10:15 AM10:15

Marathon Writing Competition

How fast can the words flow from your pen? Do you need inspiration to ignite your creativity? Kick

start your imagination by booking a place in the Marathon Writing Competition run by the Society

of Women Writers WA on Saturday 23 March 2019 in the Midwest Room at the State Library of

WA in Northbridge, from 10.15am to 5.15pm.

There will be ten challenges, each lasting 25 minutes. The winner will receive a trophy and

certificate. There are also prizes for second and third places.

The cost of the marathon is $25 and it is open to all writers, men and women, young and old.

Bookings are essential due to limited seating in a smaller venue than usual. To book, call 0429 116

395 or email swwwabookingofficer@gmail.com For more information, visit the Society’s website:

www.swwofwa.com.au

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Mar
21
5:00 PM17:00

Writing Nonfiction with Sam Twyford-Moore

Anyone who has ever tried to write a resume knows that writing about yourself can be tough.

Nonfiction definitely isn’t for the faint hearted. In this online short course on March 21st 8pm AEST,

Sam Twyford-Moore (The Rapids) breaks down the craft of writing compelling memoir.

Website: https://thewritersbloc.net/oc-stm; Date: 21st March 2019; Time: 17:00 to 18:00 AEST;

Venue: Online Cost: $25 general, $17 for students or low income earners.

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Mar
17
10:00 AM10:00

Writing and Performing a Slam

Writing and Performing Slam a WAPI Workshop presented by Splodge

Sunday, 17 March 2019, 10.00AM-12noon. Queens Building. upstairs, 97 William St. Perth

This workshop, which will be limited to 15 beginner to advanced poets who want to write and

perform Slam poetry, will “begin n end ... with a few giggles, smiley stuff, and a warm hug”, then

focus on Slam as a modern form with a wide variety of expressions in which fun and exuberance

are essential. Throughout the workshop, Splodge will work with participants to help them develop

or expand their Slam styles based on concrete examples, including his own and other poets’ works.

More details at:https://wapoets.com/workshops/

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Mar
9
2:00 PM14:00

Women Scream

Listen to OOTA poets Rose van Son and Daphne Milne (amongst other well known writers) read from their work at Poetry for International Women’s Day.

Saturday March 9th at the Moon Café, William Street, near corner Newcastle Street, Perth, 2-4pm.

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Mar
9
1:30 PM13:30

Science Fiction Writing with Shane McCauley

“Science Fiction Writing” with Shane McCauley

Date: Saturday 9th March 2019; Time: 1:30pm - 4:30pm

Cost: $38 for WAWU members, $48 for non-members

Venue: Peter Cowan Writers Centre, Edith Cowan House, Building 20, ECU Joondalup Campus,

270 Joondalup Drive, Joondalup.

For further details and to register for this workshop please visit our website at:

http://pcwc.org.au/workshops/science-fiction-writing-with-shane-mccauley/

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Mar
3
1:00 PM13:00

How to Become a Successful Author

Award winning author Andrew Levett dispels the myths about becoming an author, reveals the most important tools for successful authorship, and offers writing exercises to get you on your path.

Location: Mattie Furphy House, 88 Wood Street, Swanbourne

Cost: $20 WAWU members, $30 non-members. Places limited, bookings close 17 Feb. Book at andrew@thestorymentor.com.au

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