Congratulations Les and James

Two of our long-standing members Les Farey and James Hall were awarded a 20-year Acknowledgement Certificate during the 7th August​ 2018 general meeting by the outgoing President Roger Harris.

These two gentlemen have been wonderful supporters of our writers’ group for the past twenty years, which was formed in 1986.

Congratulations Les and James, you are both legends.

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New Meeting Day and Location

The Coffs Harbour Writers Group has changed its meeting day from first Wednesday of the month to first Monday of the month commencing 4th June 2018.  

These meetings will be held at a new location CeX Club, Vernon Street, Coffs Harbour 10.15am to 12.30pm

Life Membership Awarded to Lorraine Penn

Lorraine Penn, a tireless supporter and former long-term President of Coffs Harbour Writers Group received a Life Membership award from current President Roger Harris in recognition of her enormous contributions to the growth and success of the group.

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