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Ramadan Sky

Posted by on Dec 16, 2013

Ramadan Sky, which was chosen from thousands of manuscripts posted on the HarperCollins website, Authonomy, tells the story of a Western woman and an Indonesian man set against the conflicting landscapes of crippling poverty, lush tropical countryside, urban pollution, Muslim culture and Indonesian black magic. Ramadan Sky is also available as an e-book on Amazon. Nichola Hunter has lived in Fremantle since 1996, coming to Perth from Melbourne to study Creative Writing and Literature at Curtin University. She works as a freelance writer and also teaches English to Adult migrants in Perth....

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FAWWA Christmas Party

Posted by on Dec 9, 2013

Join us this Friday for the annual FAWWA Christmas party. This year students of the Imaginal Literacy Programme 2013, facilitated by Horst Kornberger, will share some of their work. Entry is free, with tea and coffee provided. Please bring something to eat or drink to put in the communal pot. 5pm Friday 13 December, Mattie Furphy House, Cpse Lane, Allen Park, Swanbourne All...

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WHO’S AVERSE TO CHRISTMAS?

Posted by on Dec 9, 2013

Join Well Versed at ‘The Hollow’ Amphitheatre Allen park, Swanbourne, near Tom Collins’ House Turn left into Clare Copse, off Kirkwood Street, for free parking. Sunday 15th December from 4.30 – 5.30pm admission $10 – door sales available To be sure of a seat, book with Jim and Alison on 9336 5945 or email:...

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Sad Loss of Perth Writer Lucas North

Posted by on Dec 2, 2013

It is with great sadness the Australian writing community mourns the sudden and tragic death of novelist and poet, Lucas North. Lucas touched many writers’ lives through his prolific workshops and readings. I first met Lucas in 2008 at the Fellowship of Australian Writers, WA when I was a volunteer and he was our live-in writer in residence. Despite the winter cold of Tom Collins House, the possums and rickety old bed, Lucas met each day with a warm smile and quiet resilience. He was the epitome of tenacity and discipline as he tirelessly pursued his craft, even though he knew the publisher’s rejection letter well. I asked him how he continued (on his then, tenth novel) and he said he just had to keep writing, there was nothing else he wanted to do. Writers must keep writing, and...

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Opportunities for Writers at FAWWA

Posted by on Nov 28, 2013

1. Writers in Residence Programs Applications are no being received for Writers in Residence Program for 2014. Writers will have the opportunity to live and write at the beautifully restored turn of the century cottage, Mattie Furphy House, located in the Bush Heritage precinct next to Allen Park, Kirkwood Street in Swanbourne WA. Three residencies are available, on for an Established Writer and two for Emerging Writers. Guidelines and forms can be obtained by contacting the office. Applications must be received December 15, 2013. To obtain the necessary forms please contact the office 9384 4771 or admin@fawwa.org.au 2. Masterclasses Expressions of Interest are now being sought for two FAWWA Masterclass Series. WILD AND URBAN HABITAT WRITING: the new ABC of nature narratives and poetry with Annamaria Weldon – Annamaria will present two workshops of three hours each, a talk...

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Perth Writers Festival

Posted by on Nov 21, 2013

The Fellowship, Katharine Sussanah Prichard WC, OOTA and Peter Cowan WR will be sharing a stall at the Perth Writers Festival in February 2014. Please contact the office if you would like to...

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