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Monday 7 December 9.30 am to 12


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 Society of Women Writers of Tasmania

Minutes of meeting held 5.10.2020 at Launceston Library


Meeting opened  - 11.00am by the Rotating Chair for the month - Catherine Marshall

Apologies - Yvonne Gluyas, Erin Eiffe, Ruth Williams

Present - Mary Farr, Cathy Duff, Wendy Laing, Ros Sydes, Janet Berry, Catherine Marshall, Jane Waite

Members welcomed the new SWWT executive and committee.

The raffle was won by Catherine.

Homework “Bananas” was read by Janet and Catherine, and another unrelated interesting piece was read by Kathy. 

Next month’s homework is entitled Climate Change for the CBD of Launceston. What could be changed/constructed/developed in the CBD to assist and improve climate change in this area?

Alice Award - Wendy has attempted to liaise with Queensland re the Alice Award (it was potentially to be held in Brisbane this year) but has experienced difficulties. Responses have not been forthcoming regarding - whether it is to go ahead; in what format it will go ahead if it does; whether they have received Tasmania’s Alice Award application (writer Christina Boothe). She will keep trying. The event is/was to be next month and Tasmania (as have all States), are expected to read each state’s applications and vote.

There was no time for a written exercise. However we conducted an impromptu haiku style verbal poetry exercise. A bit of a laugh! This is what we came up with, each quickly/spontaneously adding a line. Two lots of 4 liners about bananas -


Bananas are yellow

Bananas are good for you

There is no green

I don't like bananas


Slipped on a banana peel

Soft and mushy

Squashed potassium

Wasted good food


Meeting closed - at 11.53am 

Next meeting - November 9 at 9.30am in the Launceston Library.  


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Catherine Smith | Reply 22.11.2018 13.08

Hello Trish and Claire, my name is Catherine and I am also keen to meet other women in the Hobart area who write. Have you organized any times to get together?

swwtas@gmail.com | Reply 26.09.2018 23.29

Hi, Claire. No SWWT meetings in Hobart but women writers do meet regularly. Look up Robyn Mathison on our committee list and contact her for more info... Cheers

Claire | Reply 26.09.2018 18.23

Hi there
I'm based in Hobart and keen to meet other women who are writing.
Is there a meeting coming up in Hobart?

Trish McGuire 16.10.2018 11.49

Hi Claire,
I am based in Hobart and looking at forming Hobart meetings where people can share works and ideas face to face!
Love to hear from you! Trish

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We meet from 9.30 am to 12 noon on the first Monday in each month.
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