We were lucky enough to be the beneficiaries of a grant from the Sunshine Coast Council that enabled us to buy a sorely needed public address system for the hall. Anybody who has been to one of the previous meetings and strained to hear announcements over the sound of traffic will understand our great relief and gratitude.
The grant also let us get some signs so that we can now display information about events, contact details, and so on. These additions to the hall will improve the experience of people attending events, and attract more people to those events.
Thank you Sunshine Coast Council!!!
See the pictures below:
The Writing Group will be meeting, as usual, at the hall on the 1st Wednesday of the month.
11am, Wednesday 7th March, 2018
Free (gold coin donation to the Hall is optional)
I’ll provide tea, coffee, cocoa, cup-a-soup, and probably potato crisps. Bring yourselves, any stories you might feel like reading out, your thoughts on publishing, and how to make yourself write when you don’t feel like it. Also welcome are any ideas on genres, story formatting, writing tricks and techniques, and anything else you might be interested in that is connected with writing fiction or non-fiction.
See you there!
The Seniors Exercise classes will begin 9am Thursday 15th February.
Oops. The error was made by me (Miriam) posting on behalf of Mary Ann. Sorry about that. Thank goodness Mary Ann picked it up. Anybody who mistakenly turns up on Wednesday has my permission to frown sternly at me.
Just a quick reminder that the next get-together of people interested in writing is just under a week away, on:
Wednesday the 6th of December at 11am
Always the first Wednesday of the month. At Gheerulla Hall, of course. No need to bring anything
We will have tea, coffee, cocoa, and probably potato crisps.
A donation to the Hall of a gold coin is welcome, but not necessary.
Time to clear out Aunt Hilma’s whatnot, and give good quality items to us. Or sponsor a prize. Or something. And of course, the Sale itself is a way to get lots of goodies to gift on at Christmas. If you’ve never been to a Cent Sale, time to come to one so you can cross it off your bucket list. Don’t worry tho’- we’ll give you another reminder before the day.
(Sorry, I should have posted this some days ago — Miriam.)
Please forgive the last minute notice.
If you want to come along to the second meeting of our Writing Group then please don’t be shy. All are welcome.
11am Wednesday 1st of November 2017
It is free to take part. Donation of a gold coin to the hall is optional, not required.
We had a pleasant time last month. I expect we will again.
Our first meeting was fun. There were only three of us. I wonder if there will be more next month.
We sat together at a table, drank coffee or hot chocolate (the tea remained unopened) and discussed a wide range of things, including, of course, writing.
Pat suggested a quick writing exercise, which we tried. It amazed me that it is possible to create something so easily like that, even though I thought it would be difficult to just come up with something on the spur of the moment. I think what helped was the fact that there was no judgement and we didn’t expect anything deep or inspiring. It gagged my internal censor and out popped something I would never have normally thought of.
Thinking about that this morning while I was surfacing from sleep, it hit me how many things I’ll never write because I don’t simply sit down and do so. Time marches on. I’ll never have another now. The minutes are valuable. I should be creating as much as I can before it’s too late. I don’t want to die with all my stories still inside me. That would be a waste.
Come along to the next meeting. Yes, I know it will be during NaNoWriMo. Perhaps we can use that to help us all write more.
EDIT: We’re changing it to 9am on the first Wednesday of each month. Anybody with thoughts on the matter?
9am on the first Tuesday each month
at Gheerulla Hall
(Tuesday, 3rd of October 2017)
(optional gold coin donation for the hall)
All interested in writing are welcome!
We’ll try to help each other, give tips on things we’ve learned, such as ways to overcome writer’s block and how to find story ideas. Should you write for yourself or for the reader? Should you fit your story to a genre? Should you use a computer or write freehand? If a computer, what programs are suitable?
If you want to attend, but the date and/or time doesn’t suit you, ring Miriam 5472 3151 and we’ll try to work out a better one.
9am on the 1st Tuesday of each month at Gheerulla Hall
A group of people interested in writing will be meeting. The aim will be to help spur our writing and to discuss the craft.
Old hands and aspiring writers, those who indulge in NaNoWriMo and those who enter local competitions, people with decades of experience and others who are new to writing — all are welcome.
Bring along something you’ve written or just your ideas.
Entry is free. We ask, but don’t require, a gold coin donation to the Gheerulla Hall for letting us use the venue.
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