Author Talks – Rashiday Murphy, The Historian’s Daughter – 16 November

Rashida Murphy will be appearing at Nedlands Library for an author talk on her novel The Historian’s Daughter on 16 November from 10.30 – 11.30 am.

RSVP to http://nedlands.evanced.info/signup/EventDetails?EventId=1661&backTo=Calendar&startDate=2016/11/08

Rashida will also be appearing at the Perth Writers Festival in February. The full program for the festival will be released in mid-January or keep an eye on the website at: https://perthfestival.com.au/perth-writers-festival/

More Member Achievements

Competition Achievements

Congratulations to PCWC member, Susan Braghieri on her selection as a finalist in the Tom Howard/John H Reid Fiction & Essay Contest with her story ‘The New Millennium’. This international contest had over 1400 entries this year. Well done, Susan.

Publications

Congratulations to PCWC Patron, Andrew Taylor, on his forthcoming poetry publication Impossible Preludes 2008-2014  published by Margaret River Press. Books can be purchased from the following link:

http://www.margaretriverpress.com/shop/new-releases/impossible-preludes-2008-2014-by-andrew-taylor/

More Member Achievements

Competition Achievements

Congratulations to PCWC member, Susan Braghieri on her selection as a finalist in the Tom Howard/John H Reid Fiction & Essay Contest with her story ‘The New Millennium’. This international contest had over 1400 entries this year. Well done, Susan.

Publications

Congratulations to PCWC Patron, Andrew Taylor, on his forthcoming poetry publication Impossible Preludes 2008-2014  published by Margaret River Press. Books can be purchased from the following link:

http://www.margaretriverpress.com/shop/new-releases/impossible-preludes-2008-2014-by-andrew-taylor/

‘The Historian’s Daughter’ by Rashida Murphy

The Historian’s Daughter by Rashida Murphy – on sale now! 

PCWC member, Rashida Murphy’s debut novel The Historian’s Daughter is now available for purchase through UWA Publishing with free delivery within Australia. An e-book version of the novel is also available through Amazon, Kobo and Barnes and Noble.

In an old house with ‘too many windows and women’, high in the Indian hills, young Hannah lives with her older sister Gloria; her two older brothers; her mother – the Magician; a colourful assortment of aunts, blow-ins and misfits; and her father – the Historian. It is a world of secrets, jealousies and lies, ruled by the Historian but smoothed over by the Magician, whose kindnesses and wisdom bring homely comfort and all-enveloping love to a ramshackle building that seems destined for chaos.

And then one day the Magician is gone, Gloria is gone, and the Historian has spirited Hannah and her brothers away to a new and at first bewildering life in Perth. As Hannah grows and makes her own way through Australian life, an education and friendships, she begins to penetrate to the heart of one of the old house’s greatest secrets – and to the meaning of her own existence.

Visit: http://uwap.uwa.edu.au/products/the-historians-daughter

 

Why Conflict Should Drive the Story with David Whish-Wilson, Saturday July 30, 1:30pm – 4:30pm

DavidNext Saturday the 30th July at 1:30-4:30pm PCWC will be hosting a inspirational new workshop called “Why Conflict Should Drive the Story” facilitated by David Whish-Wilson.

For those who are unfamiliar with David, he began his creative writing career writing short stories, which were anthologised in Pascoe Publishing’s Best Fifty Stories Collection. His first novel, The Summons, was published in 2006, which was shortlisted for the Ned Kelly award that same year. David’s most recent book, Perth, was published in December 2013 as part of the NewSouth Books city series. David has also established and taught writing workshops in prisons within WA and Fiji. He is currently teaching creative writing at Curtin University.

For those who’s interest has definitely been piqued you can find the details as well as the synopsis of this workshop in the attached flyer.

This workshop is next week, so if anyone is interested then please get in touch with PCWC as soon as possible to ensure a place. We’re sorry for the late notice in promoting this workshop.

You can register at our website, Online Registration Form.
If you have any questions you can email us at cowan05@bigpond.com or phone us at (08) 9301 2282 – for those who are interested but live in the Eastern States or in rural areas please ask about our Skype participation option.

The Skills of a Bower Bird: Research for Writing (SB1612) with Maureen Helen – Sunday, 24 July 2016 1.30pm – 4.30pm

Maureen Helen will be facilitating a workshop titled The Skills of a Bower Bird: Research for Writing on Sunday, 24 July 2016. 

Maureen HelenThis is a basic research workshop for writers in all genres. The workshop will provide an introduction to the tools, methods and skills required for making writing authentic and honest. Attendees will also learn the skills necessary for blending research seamlessly into their stories.

Maureen Helen is an experienced writer and facilitator of writing groups. She is the author of Other People’s Country and Elopement: a Memoir. In addition, she has a Bachelors Degree in History and a PhD in Writing.

If this workshop interests you, you can register for this workshop using our Online Registration Form.

Radical Devotion: Landscape Poetry for the 21st Century with Liana Joy Christensen (RD1611)- Saturday 16th July 1:30pm- 4:30pm

Liana Joy Christensen will be facilitating a workshop based on landscaping your poetry you have created into the 21st Century. 0fa875_54a9f8afa17d466084d4abaf9e5e4c3f[1]

Like people, the world needs to be seen, loved and touched in order to thrive through the passages of life. Often indigenous people have a more clear awareness of their responsibilities-but the task can’t be handled by just one group of people and needs to be taken by all hands. This workshop will explore on playing and having fun with forming poetry for the 21st Century. We will then encourage participants to begin drafting their own landscape poem for the 21st Century.

Liana Joy Christensen is an award winning author with a variety of short stories, essays and poems have been published nationally and internationally literary journals. She is the author of Deadly Beautiful- Vanishing Killers of the Animal Kingdom.

If this workshop interests you, you can register for this workshop using our online registration form.

Writing Dramatic Dialogue with John Harman (WD1610) – Saturday June 25th 2016, 1:30pm-4:30pm

Next weekend, John Harman will be facilitating a workshop based around writing dramatic dialogue.

The dialogue in any piece of writing, is extremely important and must always serve a purpose. It needs to achieve things such as relaying information, advancing the plot, show characterisation and show the relationship between characters as well as many more aspects. Much of a narrative is propelled by dialogue and good dialogue shows and expresses rather than tells.John Harman It makes the story fly. If you struggle with doing this in your pieces of writing then John Harman will be able to help.

John Harman has worked in advertising and journalism in the UK and America. He was also a co-owner of a small film production company, where he wrote documentaries and film-scripts. He is now a full-time writer of crime thrillers including Called to Account, Dangerous Assets, Money for Nothing and The Bottom Line which have been published in the UK.

If this workshop is something you think you’re interested in, you can register using our online registration form.

Memoir Writing Made Simple with Maureen Helen (MMS169) Sunday June 12th 1.30 pm to 4.30 pm

This weekend is Maureen-Helen’s Memoir Writing Made Simple workshop. On Sunday, 12th June Maureen-Helen will be hosting a workshops on the best and simple ways of writing your memoir.
The workshops will help you to combine ways to shape an incident from real life, into the form of a short memoir for publication, or for your own enjoyment, making this workshop suitable for any writing level and any writing goal.
For those who are unfamiliar with the work of Maureen-Helen she is an experienced writer and has facilitated many writing groups. She is the author of Other People’s Country and Elopement: a Memoir. She also has a PhD in Writing.
If you’re still not sure whether this workshop is for you, take a look at the testimonials written by participants of Maureen-Helen’s last workshop “Kickstart Your Writing”:
“The “How to get started” practical tips were inspiring and refreshingly honest”
“3 hours was not long enough….!”
“It was great. Best I’ve been to”
“Very glad I chose to attend, got so much out of it (motivation) and will be back again!”
“A very supportive and informative environment, delivered casually and in an approachable way, ideal for those starting out.”
If you like the sound of these comments and want to register you can find the application page in the link provided, you can also find more information on times, what to bring and how to get to PCWC.
There are discounted prices for members as well, so if you think you might be interested in all that PCWC has to offer then take the time to apply for membership.