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Meetings are from 9.30am until 12.00 and are held on the second floor of Launceston library.

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Society of Women Writers General Meeting

March 1st at the Launceston Library

Present - Ros Sydes; Wendy Laing; Catherine Marshall; Mary Farr; Ruth Williams; Jane Waite; Yvonne Gluyas.

Apologies - Kathy Duff; Janet Berry; Erin Eiffe

General meeting as follows - 

l  9.30am start with a written exercise

l  Homework read - this month’s title was Rivers. Next month’s homework to complete  -a Haiku (please google for details on what, how). Any topic can be used.

l  Morning tea and raffle. Two draws this month, won by Mary and Catherine. Ruth will bring the next raffle prize.

l  General discussion on the following topics -

  1. Alice Award. Wendy read an email from SWWQ. They were to host the next Alice Award presentations this year. They have decided to delay this due to covid. They hope to hold an ‘on line’ presentation sometime after June this year.
  2. Wendy is currently sorting through lots of interesting paperwork to archive, for 2 things   a) the Alice Awards and   b) SWWT records. She noted that SWWT began in Tasmania in 1980! Anyone wishing to look through these items are asked to notify Wendy. They are available for loan to members.
  3. It was decided that sometime later in the year, we will work towards another SWWT anthology ie. Written works of members for a book publication. 
  4. An email received from Marilyn Barnwell, from Poetry Peddlers, detailed upcoming events was distributed for members to read. For further info please contact Marilyn on marilyn@bpconcrete.com.au
  5. Yvonne notified us about a coming Tasmanian Poetry Festival. They have organised a concert, details as follows - ‘The Times They are a Changin’ features local skilled musicians singing songs by Bob Dylan and Joan Baez. To be held at the Workers Club, 66 Elizabeth Street, Launceston on Friday 19th March. Contact Yvonne on 0413321834 for more details and info re booking.
  6.  Franklin House Annual Fair will go ahead on Sunday 21st March 2021. SWWT will have a stall as usual to promote the Society. We usually hold a big raffle which fills our coffers nicely. However, we do request donated items to make this a good one! Please donate small articles of non perishable food, wine, books or nick- knacks suitable for a basket.  Ring Ros on 418365253 or Mary on 0419594060 to donate and organise delivery.
  7. Wendy has organised our next guest speaker for the April meeting. Kristin Lang is a poet, editor and tutor. She is an avid environmentalist and has had a number of books published. Please come along and support our speakers, who like us, have a love of writing and sharing ideas etc. 

l  A written exercise was completed. People picked a photo and wrote a page about it.

l  Meeting closed at 12.00 noon.

NEXT meeting March 12th - as the 5th is Easter.

 This minute was prepared by Mary Farr

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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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04.06 | 22:08

No, previously published work in any context cannot be submitted for our short story competition. Sorry!

03.06 | 20:10

Hello, Can a short story previously published in an anthology for a writing centre enter?

31.05 | 11:16

Hi Madeline, the next meeting is Monday 7 June from 9.30 am to 12 noon in Launceston library. You are very welcome to join us.

31.05 | 10:52

Where are the monthly Monday meetings held? Can anyone attend?

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