Thursday, October 7, 2010

Queensland Writers Week 2010

Lorrie McLay, a past Secretary of the QWC Mgt Board, outside the SLQ after a recent Blogging course.
Hello friends
I'm writing to let you know that next week is Queensland Writers Week.  It runs from Monday the 11th to Sunday the 17th of October and is an initiative of the Queensland Writers Centre (QWC) as it celebrates its 20th anniversary.

I've had a long association with the QWC since its inception, both as an individual and community organisation member (the Fellowship of Australian Writers Qld), and as a performer (through the Wordpool series), workshop facilitator, and contributor to its publications.

The QWC has seen some radical changes of venue over the years, from the rambling, creaking old government building in William Street with all its mysterious and dark nooks and crannies, to the still rather old but slightly more impressive Wickham Terrace premises, to the decidedly cool dude Metro Arts building in Edward Street in the CBD, and finally to the wonderful State Library of Queensland on the river, one of my favourite Brisbane places.

Here at Veranda Life, we've decided to make a contribution to the week of celebrations by beefing up "999 Verandakus: A Memoir of Now" to 3 a day, and posting articles on how to write Verandakus, including tips on inspiration, getting started, and keeping the flame alight.

We'd love to hear from you - perhaps you already write haikus in various forms - there are many - or maybe you've been thinking about it. 

Now is the time to act.  We're all about the moment here at Veranda Life, and, of course, Breathing, Relaxing, and Drinking Black Tea Often.  It's a Queensland thing: Beautiful One Day, Perfectly Brewed the Next.

SLQ's reception area, where you can find out all manner of things.

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