There will not be an April Meeting.
THIS MEMBERS MEETING HAS BEEN CANCELLED.
THE NEXT GENERAL MEMBERS MEETING WILL BE ON JULY 27 AT 2PM.
The poetry workshop with Rob Morris, will be posponed to a date to be announced.
Please be aware, this meeting is a Public Meeting. All are welcome to attent.
The main thrust of discussion will be the FAWQ, 100 year celebrations. This important an historical organization will be 100 in 2021 and we are planning events to occur accross the year.
We would like input from all interested parties and membership applications from as many creative people as are interested in being a part of this prestigious, creative arts association.
This meeting will include a “Editing for Writers” workshop presented by Lexcia Dalton.
I am a multi genre author, and write mainly novels and novellas. Over the past few years I have delved into short stories, with a smattering of poetry. My writing encompass contemporary and historical romance, time slip, fantasy, and science fiction.
I started writing when I was fifteen, and have never stopped. When I am not writing, I am either researching for a writing project or extending my writing education.
My writing has appeared in four anthologies (Writing on the Wall, and Can You Believe it by Arts Alliance of Pine Rivers Inc, Future Vision and The Evil Inside Us by 1231 Publishing), The Writers Grapevine, and I self published two novels.
This year I started to present workshops to writing groups using my experiences and knowledge as a writer to assist other writers on their journey.
Our 2020 Annual General Meeting, to be held at the Brisbane Square Library, will be the first meeting for 2020 and will mark the FAWQ move to the Brisbane Square Library for all general meetings. A short walk from Central Station and close to parking in King George car park.
All are welcome, members and potential members, as we move into a very exciting period for FAWQ.
2020 will see us build toward our centenary year in 2021, with plans throughout 2020/21 for festivals, events and membership growth throughout the state, and the establishment of FAWQ as an organisation providing resources for writer of all levels, children included, as well as writers groups, to help hone the writers craft.
Mark the day in you calendar and come along. Make 2020 the year you took that positive writing step.
The Fellowship of Australian Writers Queensland (FAWQ) Invites all interested people to an online meeting on Saturday 2nd May at 2pm on Zoom with Dr. Judy Gregory discussing writing in these troubled times. On her website https://judygregorywriter.com.au/ Judy has this to say about the process of writing:
“I love to think about words, talk about words, and arrange words in interesting ways. I love to ‘worry my words’ until they’re doing the work I want them to do. And I love to work with others to craft words into clear messages.”
The clear messages we need today come from our forced time of reflection. We have been forced to slow down now, and as we reflect on our circumstances, we can no longer hide behind words that do not tell the truth. As writers I believe we express the truth. Past FAWQ President, Poet and Journalist, James Devaney called writers the “torch-bearers.”
In these dark times of exclusion and isolation, we need that light of truth more than ever. Join us on Saturday 2nd May and share with the FAWQ and special guest Dr. Judy Gregory how you can be motivated to write, keep writing and write well when it all seems too difficult.
You will need to register at the link below and download Zoom onto your PC, Laptop, Tablet or Smartphone to join us for an invigorating and uplifting afternoon connecting with other writers. You are invited to a Zoom meeting: “FAWQ Open Meeting with Dr. Judy Gregory.”
When: May 2, 2020 02:00 PM Brisbane. Register in advance for this meeting:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
If you would like to know more about the Fellowship of Australian Writers Queensland (FAWQ) go to our website at https://fawq.com.au/ Hoping to see you on Saturday 2nd May, Jim Higgins (FAWQ President)
Fellowship of Australian Writers Queensland
in association with
Moreton Bay Region Libraries and Redcliffe Writers Open Mic
invite you to join us online with Zoom on Thursday 28th May at 2.00pm to discuss with these authors, ways to –
Build your confidence in your voice
- Trish Springsteen, “Creating Confident Communicators”
- Sally Eberhardt, “Pain-free Networking for Introverts”
- Di Riddell, “Speak Out, a Practical Guidebook to Making Your Voice Matter”
When: May 28, 2020 14:00 Brisbane
Register in advance for this meeting here:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting with the Meeting I.D. and Password.
Jim Higgins, FAWQ President, is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Topic: FAWQ Members General Meeting
Time: Jun 27, 2020 2:00pm Brisbane
Join Zoom Meeting by clicking on this link at the above time
Meeting ID: 830 6943 9456
The FAWQ would like to invite all members to join us online to discuss our activities, share your thoughts and ask questions on the direction of the Fellowship. We have reinvigorated our magazine SCOPE under our new Editor Michelle, redesigned our Website under our Web Manager Russell, introduced an open Literary Competition under the name of our past President Maureen Freer and announced our plans for the first FAWQ Readers and Writers Festival to be held in Moreton Bay next year. We would like to hear from you how you would like to see the FAWQ develop further in support of the emerging and established writer.
Online with Zoom is a means to provide access to all regardless of distance or ability. All that is required from you is an internet connection, a laptop, computer or tablet device, and the link provided above. It is free for all to join the meeting, the FAWQ has an account that enables us to host these events.
If you are unfamiliar with Zoom, please take the opportunity to watch this short video on joining a meeting with Zoom:
The “app” mentioned in that video can be found here:
If you would like to look further into the operations of Zoom, their website has numerous Video Tutorials under the heading “Resources”. That website is https://zoom.us/
If you have any other questions, or need any advice, please feel free to contact myself, the President, Jim Higgins on the number below, or by email. I look forward to meeting as many of you as possible on Saturday, especially our Regional members, for whom this is an excellent opportunity to meet your FAWQ Committee.
Jim Higgins (FAWQ President)
0427 592 225