Coffs Harbour Writer’s Group (CHWG) has a proud 32-year history of nurturing the writing skills of its members. On Monday 5th November 2018, we had the pleasure of presenting a tribute to those who laid the foundation stones of this valued community service.
Members and guests had the pleasure of meeting some of our honored members from yesteryear; like our Life Members: Rosemary Nisted, Carrolline Rhodes, and Lorraine Penn.
Both Rosemary and Carrolline took us on a journey of early days of CHWG and the benefits of belonging to an aspiring writers group.
Lorraine spoke about the group’s achievements over the past several years, including the highly successful Grassroots Writers Weekend Event held in 2015 and to be hosted again by Coffs Harbour Writers Group 17 to 19 May 2019.
Coffs Harbour Writers Group will be holding a ‘hands-on’ practical workshop using Microsoft Word and your own laptop or tablet as a tool for preparing your written works.
In this workshop you will learn the basics of formatting, working with ‘track changes’ and finding answers to the most common problems associated with Word documents.
Facilitator: Rosalie Skinner
When: Monday 3rd September
Time: 1.30 to 3.30pm
Where: CeX Club, Vernon Street, Coffs Harbour.
Cost: Members free, non-members $7.50.
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.
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
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.
The 2018 Grassroots Writers Weekend 20-22nd April hosted by Dorrigo Writers Group, for more information go to https://www.facebook.com/DorrigoWriters/
You are invited to attend one of Kim’s book launches for her 2nd publication ‘Girl over the Edge’
Bellingen Library, Tuesday 3rd April at 4pm
Sawtell Surf Club, Saturday 28th April 4 – 7pm
RSVP for bookings and catering purposes: 0435211522 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Great news, Coffs Harbour Council will be hosting live streaming of this year’s Sydney Writers’ Festival into Coffs on Friday 4th, Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th May at Cavanbah Centre, not the Jetty Theatre as previous years.
Program times and content details to be finalised shortly.
Mark these dates in your must attend calendar of events.
Happy New Year!
Our first meeting for 2018 is Wednesday 7th February at Cavanbah Centre, Coffs Harbour, commencing at 10am to 12.30pm