You've probably noticed the changes under way in Sydney Writers Circle, with a revived interest by members wanting to get together to tap into a shared sense of creativity.
Small workable groups are starting up, and as the new organiser I'm trying to get along to as many as possible, as I've had some experience with groups who manage to hold together for years - long enough for members to really benefit from the feeling of trust generated, in order to complete major writing projects. Two memoirs just published on the website of Sydney School of Arts & Humanities are examples of the result of that sense of commitment that can be engendered in a small writing group with an experienced published writer as a guide and motivator to coordinate the meetings. Those memoirs are Burma My Mother: And Why I Had To Leave and Road to Rishi Konda. Check them out as examples of what can be achieved through steady committed writing and the support and encouragement of fellow writers in a regular meet up group.
So that's the plan for the rest of 2014. We intend to keep our meetings relaxed, yet disciplined as far as writing is concerned, and as accessible as possible for all Sydney writers, whatever their experience.
Our meetings are generally held weekly, and include a brief writing exercise as well as readings by members of the chapters or pieces they've written over the previous week. We appreciate feedback from others in the group, as we all work towards supporting our own and each others' dreams of publishing high quality work for the general public to enjoy.
Everyone with an interest in writing is welcome. The dates, times and venues for our meetings are posted every few days - so jump on board at any venue that suits you.
Hope to see you soon at a meet up near your place ...
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