The Monthly Writing Hub
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NEWC members are encouraged to come along to the fourth 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 exciting initiative of NEWC, is an evolution of our drop-in workshops. The 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.
Our first meeting in 2019 will be on the 19th January and not the last Saturday due to Australia Day falling on the final Saturday of the month. We will be completing the final section of the course content for from the ‘Writing What You Know’ from The Open Universities series we were moving through toward the end of 2018. The course. The focus of this section will be Memory and Narrative.
In February we will be returning to a MOOC - Pack from the University of Iowa -Moving the Margins: Fiction and Inclusion Identities and Social Issues in Fiction and Nonfiction. This MOOC-Pack focuses on writing with imagination and craft that pushes the boundaries beyond standard styles of thinking and writing. 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 the videos taking 30 to 40 minutes, then discussions. There will also be time for participants to talk about writing pieces based on material presented and readings.
Where: Armidale Library, 182 Rusden St, Armidale, from 10am — 12:30pm.
When: 19th January 2019 –
Writing What You Know, Section 4, Memory and Narrative
Then commencing in February Moving the Margins: Fiction and Inclusion Identities and Social Issues in Fiction and Nonfiction.
Class 1 - 23rd February 2019
Class 2 - 30th March 2019
Class 3 - 13th April 2019
Class 4 - 25th May 2019
Class 5 - 29th June 2019
Class 6 - 27th July 2019
Other important information: Coffee, tea and light refreshments will be served. A monthly email will be sent outlining content of the next class. Transcripts, readings will also be sent to Hubbers following the last run Hub.