Notice of AGM

Notice of Coffs Harbour Writers’ Group Inc Annual General Meeting Thursday 1 April 2021 10.30 am  

Attention: Members This to formally announce the holding of the Coffs Harbour Writers’ Group Inc Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Thursday 1 April at 10.30 am at Red C Club (the former Deep Sea Fishing Club) in Coffs Harbour.

Please note that only financial members are eligible to vote or stand for Committee positions. Please see treasurer at March meeting to get a form for nominations for all positions on the Committee and a membership application form if you aren’t financial yet.

The annual fee is $20. Bank details are on the form. The membership fee is a very small amount to pay ($20) to enjoy the opportunities of mixing with fellow writers, and learning and networking workshops, support and information in your writing journey.

Just fill in the Nomination or Membership form with your own nomination/name and hand to Leonie or our President, Rosalie Skinner (mobile 0437 221 619) or email scanned copy to roseiswriting@gmail.com or bring to the March social meeting.

The nominator details can be filled in after consultation at a meeting or after a phone discussion with you by a member of the current committee. If you depositing the payment in the bank account please ensure you notate it with your full name. Happy writing and reading and we look forward to a packed AGM and meetings for 2021!  After the lock downs of 2020 we all value the need for face-to-face interactions!!

Note new bank details available in previous post.

March 4th our next meeting.

We look forward to seeing our members and guests at 10.30 Thursday 4th March at Red C.

Bring along something you have written recently. Last month’s writing homework/prompt was a piece inspired by our location above Gallows Beach.

Coffee available after 11am. We should have a quiet place to read before the club opens to the public. Thanks to the management there!

Please note: 1st April is our AGM. Please think about how you can support our club. Are you able to take on an active role? Guidance and support is available for anyone interested.

We welcome nominations for Treasurer, President.

We NEED President, Secretary, Treasurer, Public Officer to be on the committee as we are Incorporated. There is room for you to help, in many other ways! Consider a role in Membership, Welcoming, Social secretary, Newsletter editor, Website maintenance… have I missed anyone?

Remember: Many hands make light work!

See you there!

Rosalie

Please note: There is a new account number for Coffs Harbour Writer’s Group Inc. Same BSB but Account number is now 32816136. Sincere apologies for any confusion you may have encountered.

2021 Off to a Great Start

Our first meeting at Red C was a success. A problem with noise should be solved in future by the management allowing us to start at our previous time 10.30. So for most of our meeting there should be very few patrons arriving.

Coffee won’t be available till 11.

We welcomed Leonie Harrison to our group and four new potential members.

Our AGM will be held on 1st April, with our general meeting at Red C. Nominations for all positions welcome. President position will be available. We have volunteers for secretary and treasurer.

Note: treasurer’s position open, too.

Our next meeting is the social on 3rd Thursday at Shearwater on Promenade. 18th Feb at 10.30.

Your mission (for our next general meeting 4th March) …if you choose to accept it… is to write about “Gallows”. Either the beach we overlook, or whatever image, drama, escape that comes to mind. Strange name for a lovely looking beach.

See you soon. Stay safe and well.

WRITERS READ AT THE STABLES


“Writers Read at the Stables” is a free event of an entertaining afternoon of local authors reading excerpts from their books or manuscripts.

They will be interviewed and then answer your questions.

There will be nibbles and drinks as well as a chance to chat informally with the writers and others from 12 noon to 3pm on Friday 15 Jan at The Stables in Bellingen.

By donation. No need to book.

For more details contact Kim Hodges-0435 211522.

Meeting Times and Venues

New year is well under way and our first meeting scheduled for February. To this end I have organised for a COVID friendly venue to keep our members as protected as possible.

Our first meeting of the year will be

February 4th Thursday 11am

Red C restaurant (Old Deep Sea Fishing Club)

Coffee will be available. Lunch available after 12.

Our first Social meeting

February 18th Thursday 10.30

Shearwater @ The Promenade

Anyone who needs transport, please contact me. We can arrange pick ups.

Let’s get writing!

Spread the word… See you there!!

2021 Welcome to a New Year

The new year has started with a resurgence of the wretched virus, but we hope to begin our meetings in February, and inspire, enrich and renew enthusiasm and writing creativity.

Venue and times are being settled as I write this. Will post information as soon as it is set in concrete.

Surprise, surprise; the blog/website has been revamped. Just to get rid of the dust. Give us a new fresh image. Ideas and suggestions are probably welcome, but the limits of creativity available are limited. Or is it just my WordPress skills? Advice is welcome, as long as advisors are prepared to show their creative genius.

I hope you each have had a safe, happy and restorative holiday season. I wish for us all to have Good Health, Happiness and Covid free 2021.

Watch this space for new meeting times and venue.

Meanwhile, keep writing.

Rosalie

Congratulations Xanthe Littlemore

A winning poem from the Coffs Harbour Heat of the National Poetry Slam by one of Coffs Harbour Writer’s Group members.

Death By Information
by Xanthe Levi Littlemore

They don’t make pain like they used to
Eighty thousand mobile phones
And twenty-seven TV stations
Radiating through my bones

Now it’s death by information, catch it from the news
Toxic saturation, I only went to buy some shoes!
Mass manipulation, caught you in the ‘net
You might run you might hide
But you will not forget

They don’t make confusion like the old days
When what you had to watch for were thieves
And who might come to the village
And who was going to leave

Now it’s death by information, frantic facile ads
Toxic saturation, designed to drive you mad
Mass manipulation buys this kind of dress
And take this pill if you get ill
And you can’t take the stress

They don’t make pain like they used to
Now they put you on hold
And make you listen to Greensleeves
We’re bankrupt if silence is gold

Now it’s death by information, chewing up your time
Toxic saturation, just like junk mail in my mind
Mass manipulation, we’re all like Stepford Wives
We might think so, but we don’t know
Who’s got hold of our lives?