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Talks of interest at Sydney Mechanics’ School of Arts, 3–5 Sept 2019

Sydney Mechanics’ School of Arts (SMSA) has three talks coming up in History Week and Adult Education Week. This is the Sydney venue of the FAW NSW Bi-Annual Delegates Meetings and AGM.

The 2019 Carmichael Lecture on Education: Jo Karaolis AM on ‘What are Schools for?”

Former Teacher of the Year Jo Karaolis AM draws on a life time in education as a teacher and school principal to consider a fundamental question she believes doesn’t get asked enough: “What are schools for?” The Carmichael Lecture on Education honours the pioneering work of the Reverend Henry Carmichael in not only taking the leading role in the establishment of our organisation in 1833,

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2019 FAW Annual Awards Luncheon

Saturday 2 November 2019

11.30 am for 12 noon.
‘York Events’, Club York
95–99 York Street, Sydney

Back by popular demand, our special guest this year is Australian writer, entertainer, broadcaster, humourist, songwriter and historian, Jim Haynes OAM. In 2016 Jim received a Medal of the Order of Australia for service to the performing arts.

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Writers Unleashed Festival 2019

Saturday August 17 at Gymea Tradies (Sydney).

This year’s tenth anniversary Writers Unleashed
festival
—hosted by the Sutherland Shire branch of the Fellowship of
Australian Writers—will feature a variety of author talks running throughout
the day, in three rooms. From authors who write for adults,

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Memoir Writing in Paris 2019 Workshop

16th – 31st October 2019

The Paris Memoir Workshop, taught by award-winning writer (and FAW patron), Patti Miller, is taking enrolments as of January 2019. It offers a 9-day workshop to develop the creative skills of memoir writing during your 14 days stay. Afternoons are free for exploring Paris.

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Seniors Stories Vol 4 Available

Seniors Stories vol 4 coverThe 2018 publication Seniors’ Stories Volume 4 is available on the NSW Government Seniors Card website:

www.seniorscard.nsw.gov.au/news-activities/items/seniors-stories-volume-4-launch

A copy can be found at all local libraries across New South Wales, or a PDF version can be downloaded from the above blog page.

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2018 FAW Annual Awards Luncheon

Join us for our annual get-together, enjoy a delicious lunch, hear our Guest Speaker and applaud this year’s winners of the prestigious FAW NSW writing competitions:

  • The 2018 FAW Walter Stone Award for Life Writing
  • The 2108 FAW Jean Stone Award for Poetry
  • Hilarie Lindsay Young Writers Poetry Competition for Australian School Children.

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September Talks at Sydney Mechanics’ School of Arts

Sydney Mechanics’ School of Arts (SMSA) has several talks this month, two of which are listed below…

Emma Harcourt in conversation with Meg Keneally

Wednesday, 12 September, 2018. 12:30–1:30pm

Emma Harcourt talks to Meg Keneally about her new novel, The Shanghai Wife,

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Strong & Bold Publishing

Seeking submissions

Strong & Bold Publishing is seeking new submissions in all genres for e-publication.

Strong & Bold Publishing – a carbon neutral business – is an independent e-publisher based in Macclesfield, South Australia specialising in Australian writers of all genres and Australian history and poetry.

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Memoir Writing in Paris with Patti Miller

18 October–3 November 2018
PARIS, FRANCE

The Paris Memoir Writing workshop, taught by FAW NSW Patron Patti Miller, is the ultimate writing retreat. 17 days in Paris, with a 9 day workshop and individual consultations with Patti on your own writing.

It is run by Better Read Tours from the wonderful bookshop in Newtown,

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Emerging Writers’ Festival 2018

Ambassadors Announced
Full Program Released Tuesday 15 May

Five celebrated Australian writers will headline the National Writers’ Conference on June 23-24 at the State Library of Victoria as part of the 2018 Emerging Writers’ Festival.

The ambassadors include Melissa Lucashenko (Mullumbimby,

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Writing from the Heart in Bali

with Mary Moody

Mary Moody’s background is journalism and feature writing, however she fell into a career as a gardening author/magazine editor and television presenter (ABC’s Gardening Australia) after moving to the mountains and becoming involved in the organic gardening movement in the 1970s.

Later,

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Australian Spirit Project NSW Regional Tour

Visual Art & Poetry Honouring Our Returned Service Personnel

Panthers Port Macquarie Wednesday 4 April 2018 
11:30am–7:00pm

Art Studios Co-operative invites FAW members and their guests to the Australian Spirit Touring Exhibition.

The Australian Spirit project has spanned over four years with 2018 being its concluding year.

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Book Launch: Salt of the Earth

Thursday 12 April 2018

Salt of the Earth: A Skinny Book of Short Stories by Malcolm Bailey. Illustrated by Mick Joffe.

MC for the launch event is Trevar Langlands, State President of the Fellowship of Australian Writers NSW.

PAY BAR

Download the Invitation (PDF 1.6Mb).

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Society of Women Writers’ Literary Luncheon 11 April 2018

APRIL KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Dr Rae Luckie: ‘Oh the places you’ll go!’ The pleasures and perils of life writing.

The term life writing (generally called creative non fiction in the US) encompasses the writing of one’s own or another’s life, and includes memoir,

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Notice of AGM 5 May 2018

Annual General Meeting of the Fellowship of Australian Writers NSW Inc.

Date:  Saturday, May 5, 2018
Time: 10:00 am
Venue: Sydney Mechanics School of Arts,
1st Floor, ‘Lawson’ Room,
280 Pitt Street, Sydney

Election of Office Bearers:
All State Council positions will be declared vacant at the meeting and new officers will be elected for the 2018/2019 year.

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Kids and YA Festival 2018

Call For Submissions

Closing date: Sunday 28 January 2018.

The NSW Writers’ Centre is delighted to announce that its Kids & YA Festival on Saturday 30 June 2018, will be directed by best-selling, internationally published children’s author Belinda Murrell.
To ensure the Festival will cover the emerging trends and diversity of voices in the field,

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