Monthly Writing Hub
NEWC members are encouraged to come along to the second year of our free NEWC Monthly Writing HUB on the last Saturday of the month, 10am to 12:30 pm, at the Armidale Library
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.
We will be starting a new series from the University of Iowa - Identities and Social Issues in Fiction and Nonfiction. This series will focus on writing about identities, communities, and social issues in fiction and nonfiction. 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, readings and writing exercises are posted online and made available for groups to use.
NEWC member, Kathy Ewers will facilitate the HUB. She plans 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 30 to 40 minutes, then discussion, there will also be time for participants to talk about writing pieces based on material presented and readings.
When we meet...
All meetings will be held at the Armidale Library, 182 Rusden St, Armidale, from 10am — 12:30pm.
BLOCK A Development of Identity in Community. Covering voice and setting in fiction and literary journalism.
28th October 2017 – Class 1
25th November 2017 – Class 2
BLOCK B: Identities on the Move. Covering structure in fiction, the memoir essay, and the personal essay.
27th January 2018 – Class 3
24th February 2018 – Class 4
BLOCK C: Connecting and Expressing Identities. Covering research, detail, and descriptive imagery in all forms.
*Easter is the last Saturday in March so Hub participants can choose to bring forward the Hub a week or postpone until April.
24th March 2018 (Easter is the last Saturday in March) (?) – Class 5
28th April 2018 – Class 5 or 6
25th May 2018 – Class 5 or 6