Presentation of the research facilities of Trove at Coffs Harbour Library 7/3/2018

Members and guests were given an overview by Debbie Campbell into Coffs Harbour Library’s research facility of the interactive Trove, a revolutionary new free search engine resource for researching historical archives for books, images, maps and music, especially historic newspapers from 1803 to 1954. It includes voice recordings made in 1988 of individuals telling their stories.

1st November 2017 ‘Editing Your Story Workshop’

A hands-on practical workshop for writers of memoir, family history, fiction, fantasy, and all types of writing. Learn how to edit for structure (story line) and copy editing for grammar, spelling and punctuation, and any ‘stand out’ inconsistencies of time, place or word usage. You will hone your techniques on your own or provided material and learn essential critical skills to gain a polished manuscript. A must for everyone who wants their work to be read and enjoyed!

When:           1.15 pm – 3.30 pm Wednesday 1 November 2017

Where:          Cavanbah Centre, Harbour Drive, Coffs Harbour

Presenter:     Leonie Henschke

Cost:             Members $7.50. Non-members: $15

More information and registration: 0412668315

Upcoming Workshop – Embracing the Magical World

In this workshop you will look at creating all things magical: worlds, creatures, characters and more.  Learn how to weave a story where the only limitation is your imagination.

It will be a hands-on workshop for all ages and abilities where your pen is as powerful as a wand.  Writers of every genre will find this very useful and informative.

Facilitator:              Roby Aiken

When:                     Wednesday 6th September

Time:                       1.30pm to 3.30pm

Where:                    Cavanbah Centre, Harbour Drive, Coffs Harbour

Cost:                        $7.50 for members and $15 for non-members

Farewell to Long Standing President

Ninette van Zyl was recently acknowledged for her role as President from 2003 to 2012 during a wonderful get together morning tea with the members of Coffs Harbour Writers Group.  We wish her farewell and all the best for the future.

Keep in touch Ninette!

Upcoming Workshop – Practical Tools of Effective Characterisation

In this workshop you will learn and practice the tools of effective characterisation, how to draw characters from a range of sources, make them real people, and work them into your writing realistically and successfully.


Workshop Facilitator:  Dr Lisa Milner

When:                          Tuesday evening 11th July, 2017

Time:                           Registration 5.30 for 6 to 8pm interactive workshop

Where:                        Coffs Harbour Library

Cost:                            $7.50 for members and $15.00 for non members

Includes light refreshments