Monthly Writing Hub
NEWC members are encouraged to come along to our new and free NEWC Monthly Writing HUB on the last Saturday of the month, 10am to 12 noon, upstairs in the Armidale Library on Faulkner Street.
This is an exciting initiative for NEWC, an evolution of our drop-in workshops. The new format aims to mix information, learning, discussion and social interaction among members and potential new members. The free Monthly Writing HUB get-togethers will complement and support NEWC’s program of paid specialised workshops.
The NEWC Board will be launching the HUB on Saturday 28 May 10am in the Armidale Library at 10am, then into the first session.
All NEWC Members and interested friends are invited – the room seats about 25 people.
The first 8 to 10 NEWC Monthly Writing HUB sessions will follow the 2015 University of Iowa ‘How Writers Write Fiction’ video talk series. University of Iowa is renowned for its International Writing Program and its MOOCs (Massive Online Open Courses). Anyone can register for these free MOOCs and thousands do from across the world. Their class materials including videos and reading are posted online and made available for groups to use. These will assist us in developing the Hub and running informative and useful HUB sessions.
Two NEWC members will facilitate the HUB, Sandra Welsman and Jane O’Sullivan. They plan to introduce the monthly topic, play videos of international authors speaking on the subject and to assist discussion and debate with reference to angles raised in the MOOC materials. Starting at 10am, with videos taking 25 to 40 minutes, then discussion, there will also be time available for some members to bring along and read and discuss a short extract of their work in progress if they like.
When we meet...
All meetings will be held upstairs at the Armidale Dumaresq Library from 10am — 12pm.
Sat 28 May 2016: NEWC Monthly Writing HUB launch
Introduction and Starting with Character (facilitator Sandra Welsman)
Sat 25 June:
Expanding on Character: Cast and Dialogue (facilitator Jane O’Sullivan)
Sat 30 July:
Working with Plot
Sat 27 August:
Using Character to Produce Frame and Arc
Sat 24 September:
Voice and Setting
Sat 29 October:
NEWC Pitch Perfect is on, so the Hub will skip to November
Sat 26 November:
Immersion in Setting – Description and World Building
Sat 28 January 2017:
Embracing Revision and Building
Sat 25 February 2017:
Writing as a Craft and Practice.