Events & Meetings

Sep
28
Sat
September 2019 Meeting @ Redcliffe Library - Meeting Room 2
Sep 28 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

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.

Oct
26
Sat
October 2019 Meeting @ Redcliffe Library - Meeting Room 2
Oct 26 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

 

This meeting includes a presentation on “Digital Marketing for Authors”

By Member, Webmanager, Author and Digital Marketer – Russell Perry

Nov
23
Sat
November 2019 Meeting @ Redcliffe Library - Meeting Room 2
Nov 23 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Feb
22
Sat
February 2020 Annual General Meeting @ Brisbane Square Library
Feb 22 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

​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.

May
2
Sat
FAWQ Open Zoom Meeting. @ Zoom
May 2 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

  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:
https://us02web.zoom.us/…/tZIpdeChqT0rGdTG-Ij-Cb_yIx2f31P5Z…
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)

May
28
Thu
FAWQ Open Meeting @ Zoom
May 28 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

When: May 28, 2020 14:00 Brisbane

Register in advance for this meeting here:

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMvdOyvrT8jGtS_6ujwlXlhKa3Kh5dxg05T

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting with the Meeting I.D. and Password.

 

Jun
27
Sat
FAWQ Open Zoom Meeting. @ Zoom
Jun 27 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

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
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83069439456?pwd=ZUpPRTYzSUhKOVdCdmtlRlNCeS9Qdz09

Meeting ID: 830 6943 9456
Password: 184410 

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:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kh50kVaIdAY 

 

The “app” mentioned in that video can be found here:

https://www.appdirectory.online/download/zoom/

 

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.

 

Kind Regards,

Jim Higgins (FAWQ President)

0427 592 225

 

Aug
22
Sat
FAWQ on Zoom – Female Characters in Historical Novels @ Zoom
Aug 22 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Dr. Indrani Ganguly

Fellowship of Australian Writers Queensland Presents An open, online Zoom meeting. Included is an online presentation by Dr Indrani Ganguly, Writer and FAWQ Committee Member on

Female Characters in Historical Novels

The Fellowship of Australian Writers Queensland (FAWQ) Invites all interested people to an online meeting on Saturday 22 August 2020 at 2pm on Zoom with Dr. Indrani Ganguly discussing Female Characters in Historical Novels. Some of the topics to be covered are:

  • What is historical fiction?
  • How is historical fiction different from historical novels?
  • Hallmarks of good historical novels
  • Historical development in the West
  • Types of historical novels in the West
  • Female characters in historical novels written by men
  • Female characters in historical novels written by women

Indrani will also discuss her personal journey in writing a historical novel which draws on her previous work in history and sociology.

Register in advance for this meeting:

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEpd-yvqj8tE9R2z4tjxR_fkYT-vQode9uK

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 22nd August, Jim Higgins (FAWQ President)

Oct
10
Sat
Creativity Building Resilience – Benefits of writing on mental health @ USC Moreton Bay
Oct 10 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Creativity Building Resiliencefocus on writing as creative activity

Time: Saturday 10th Oct, 2pm-4pm

Venue: USC Moreton Bay, Moreton Pde., Petrie.

  • Expressing your thoughts through writing – self-help and reaching out
  • Finding a purpose and goal setting – how writing brings focus
  • Benefits of writing on mental health

Panel Discussion Featuring:

  • Indrani Ganguly: Sociologist, Author Historical Novel “The Rose and The Thorn”
  • Jodie Lane: Queer single mother, post-natal depression survivor, Author of “The Turning Points” Time Travel Adventure series
  • Riley Webb: Earnshaw State College Year 11 student, Prize-winning Journaling App developer, “Silent Secrets”
  • Anthony Hanna: Aviation Fire & Rescue Officer, ex-Victoria Police CIRT Negotiator, Author memoir “It’s Your World. I’m Just Living in It”
  • Sandy O’Sullivan: Associate Professor USC Creative Industries – Wiradjuri, Transgender, Researcher, recipient of ARC Future Fellow grant 2020-2024, examining creative practice and its impact on Indigenous well-being

Free event, pre-registration essential at www.fawq.com.au/events

Host: Jim Higgins, Fellowship of Australian Writers Queensland (FAWQ) – President

 

Oct
24
Sat
FAWQ General Meeting – Maureen Freer Award Winners @ Zoom
Oct 24 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Please see below link to the FAWQ Zoom Meeting on the 24th October at 2pm. If you would like to attend this meeting, please pre-register.

We will be announcing the winners of the Inaugural Maureen Freer Literary Competition with discussions by the Competition Judges.

You are invited to a Zoom meeting to announce the prize winners of the Maureen Freer (FAWQ) Literary Competition for 2020.

When :: Oct 24, 2020 14:00 Brisbane

Register in advance for this meeting:

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAtduGvrzsvHNPF1P0hrdkTzNasMjhsuyI0

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Nov
28
Sat
Book Launch – “Y Girls Just Want To Have Fun” by Rosalie Webb @ Red Cross Hall
Nov 28 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

 

Invitation to a Book Launch!

You are invited to the launch of:

Y GIRLS JUST WANT TO HAVE FUN’ by Rosalie Webb
Where: Red Cross Hall 31 – 33 Portwood Street Redcliffe

When: Saturday 28 November 2020
Time: 2.00pm

Presentation by Jim Higgins – President of the Fellowship of Australian Writers Queensland (FAWQ)

Afternoon Tea will be served (including gluten free options)

Rosalie is delighted to announce the launch of her book –

Y GIRLS JUST WANT TO HAVE FUN.’
The book is set at the YWCA in Richmond Victoria between 1966 & 1969. As the story unfolds the villain behind the walls and the hidden secrets become apparent. The lives, times and happenings of teenage girls are interwoven with daily life in the rag trade, the evolution of Richmond, the politics of the Vietnam War, the multiculturalism, the gang land wars and the gender attitudes. The story sits between a memoir and an historical novel.

A Covid safe procedure will be followed.
Limited seating restricted to 80 persons.

Hand sanitiser will be provided, masks optional.

If you are unwell on the day, please do not attend.

Telephone Enquiries: 0428 162 166
If possible – RSVP by 24 November to Email: rosaliewebb.writer@nullgmail.com

 

Feb
13
Sat
FAWQ General Meeting -February @ Brisbane Square Library
Feb 13 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Please join us at our FAWQ General Meeting for February 2021, in our centenary year.

We will discuss many topics, headliners TBA, As well as plans for our Writers Festival.

All are welcome, Beginners, emerging and accomplished writers, although at the time of posting our crowd will be restricted due to Covid 19 rules.

Check for updated rules here as we approach the date.

You may decide to join and take advantage of the resources we offer members.

All are welcome, although at the time of posting our crowd will be restricted due to Covid 19 rules.

Check for updated rules here as we approach the date.

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