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Primavariants: Conversations across a Continent

 

PRIMAVARIANTS: Conversations across a Continent (poems of The Great Western Shield & New England Tablelands of NSW)

John Ryan and Glen Phillips would like to invite you to the launch of their illustrated book of spring eco-poems “Primavariants”.
ECU Professor Patrick Armstrong will launch the book, copies available $15 (launch price).

 A light lunch will be provided.

Details:
Book Launch “Primavariants” and Lunch
Date: Thursday 7th December 2017
Time: 12pm to 12.45pm
Venue: Peter Cowan Writers Centre, Edith Cowan House, Building 20, ECU Joondalup Campus, 270 Joondalup Drive, Joondalup WA 6027

RSVP: Glen Phillips at: mailto:glenlyp@bigpond.com (or telephone 9272 3797)

Directions to the Centre: From Lakeside Drive to Deakin Road, enter Car Park 14. There is a visitors parking area, near the Gymnasium and Child Care Centre.  Please click the Map to Venue.

Additionally, you may wish to stay on after the book launch, for a separate free event:
The ICLL Symposium: Perth’s Lost Lakes
Time: 1pm to 5.45pm
Venue: Room 202, Building 21, ECU Joondalup Campus, 270 Joondalup Drive, Joondalup 6027.

Join distinguished scholars, writers and civil leaders for an afternoon of enquiry and discussion, followed by a guided tour of Joondalup Lake 5.45pm to 6.30pm..
However, as they are separate events, if you would like to attend this Symposium, you will need to register via Eventbright on this link:

Eventbright –  https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/perths-lost-lakes-a-symposium-tickets-39711902369

Long time PCWC member Hannah van Didden has been announced as the Writer in Residence for FAWWA this year…. Congratulations!

Hannah van Didden will be Writer-in-Residence at Mattie Furphy House from 30 Oct to 10 Nov.
Hannah’s short fiction is published in:
Southerly journal, Breach zine, the Grieve Anthology 2016, MoTHER zine, Paper Crown Magazine, The Ham (UK), Atticus Review (US), A Quiet Courage (US), Gravel Magazine (US), Southword Literary Journal (Ireland) and Quail Bell Magazine (US)

She writes literary fiction, as well as crime and speculative fiction. She is currently writing Wilderlander, Book 2 of her dystopian YA/adult Orenda trilogy.

She was a 2017 finalist for the Iceland Writer’s Retreat Alumni Award, finalist for the Scarlet Stiletto Awards 2014 for short crime fiction, and finalist for Shore Lines Writing for Performance Competition 2014.

WORKSHOP: TOMATO WRITING Saturday 4 Nov 1-4pm Mattie Furphy House.
This workshop outlines one way to use a Pomodoro (Italian for ‘tomato’). Write in short bursts to get more words from your writing sessions, and to develop trusting and effective writing partnerships. This will help you overcome writer’s block and develop critical thinking.
Come prepared to write, have fun, and share your writing with others.
Cost: $10 members $15 non-members

WRITE NIGHT: Tuesday 7 Nov 6-8pm Mattie Furphy House
Come for a fun evening of writing and creativity with Hannah.
Cost: $5 members $10 non-members

FRIDAY@FURPHYS: Friday 10 Nov 5-7pm Mattie Furphy House
Enjoy refreshments and meet Hannah, who will discuss her writing. Everyone welcome. Cost: $5

For more information, visit www.fawwa.org

 

Congratulations to PCWC member, Josephine Taylor

Josephine has recently been appointed as the new Associate Editor at Westerly magazine, and will work alongside Editor Catherine Noske and the Westerly team to continue to develop the magazine as a platform for lively and intelligent fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry and scholarly offerings. Josephine is also a member of the editorial board at Margaret River Press, and reviews regularly for Australian Book Review.

Congratulations, Josephine.

 

‘Argot’ by Christopher Konrad

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Congratulations go to our member; Christopher Konrad on the launch of his new book ‘Argot’.

This collection of poems explores the domain of the personal, perhaps even secret speech; the half-hidden languages derived from culture, family, and desire.

The book will be launched on Thursday 11 May 2017 by Shane McCauley at the Orient Hotel, 39 High Street, Fremantle at 6:30pm for 7pm start.

 

A PIECE OF GOOD LAND – A Memoir by Val Carter

Val's bookA PIECE OF GOOD LAND – A Memoir by Val Carter
Published by Vivid Publishing, September 2016
Four Corners is a 3600-acre farm nestled away in the Shire of Dandaragan in Western Australia. When Ron and Val Carter first acquired it in 1955, it was virgin scrub land — no communication, no electricity, just acres of bush. They envisioned
a viable farm where cattle grazed and crops flourished; a place where they could raise their growing family. Over twenty-five years, they developed that land one small piece at a time, fighting against many struggles: droughts that almost wiped out their flocks of sheep and out-of-control bushfires that threatened to burn away everything they were working towards. This inspirational story is about family, community and hard work; but most of all, about never giving up on their dreams, no matter how many obstacles they faced, including snooty bank managers who told them, ‘You’ll never make it.’ (Anon Author)
For more details and to order a copy – $33 http://valcarter.com.au/

 

 

Member’s Achievement

 Congratulations to Hannah van Didden who was a finalist in the Iceland Writers’ Retreat Alumni Award which provides recipients with a fully funded or partially funded residency at the Iceland Writers’ Retreat. Hannah was one of 30 finalists selected from over 600 applications from around the globe. The residencies are merit-based and the selection of the four alumni is highly competitive. Well done, Hannah for your selection as a finalist.