Do you struggle to carve out distraction free writing time? Are you looking for a safe group environment to work on your work in progress? Would you like to meet other writers in your community? Then this group is for you! Our aim is to facilitate two forty minute writing blocks, distraction free, with prompts for those who need them. You may not always be happy with what you write during this time (and be honest, who ever really is at first) but your word count will increase! This is your time, and your safe space. Come and write with us every second Tuesday in the beautiful, historic setting that is the Centre for Stories in Northbridge and watch your project take shape.
· 6pm – 6.15pm Warm up exercises
· 6.20pm –7pm First writing block
· 7pm –7.15pm Dinner and discussion break (BYO food or use the time some other way – writers only participating in the second block should arrive during this time.)
· 7.20pm – 8pm Second writing block
Please feel free to bring snacks or an evening meal to eat at the break, but note that we need to respect the Centre and be as tidy as possible. You will need to bring your own laptops or pen and paper to work on.
Emily Paull: Emily is a writer, blogger and a bookseller, with a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in History & Creative Writing from Murdoch University and a Graduate Diploma in Writing/Publishing from Deakin University. Her short fiction has appeared in METIOR, (Re)Sisters and the 2016 Margaret River Press Anthology Shibboleth and Other Stories. She will also feature in the 2017 anthology. Emily was shortlisted for the 2015 John Marsden/Hachette Australia Young Writers’ Award and was a young writer in residence at the KSP Centre in the Perth Hills in 2014. She writes short fiction and historical fiction.
Belinda Hermawan: Belinda is an aspiring novelist and short fiction writer. She is a HR professional in her ‘other life’, and holds a double degree in Law and Arts (Political Science & International Relations) from the University of Western Australia. She is currently the Studios Manager at artist-run-initiative Paper Mountain and also works in Digital Communications for WA’s peak literary body writingWA. She is also a former president of the Fellowship of Australian Writers WA writers’ centre.
No RSVP necessary- just turn up on the night!
HOW TO GET THERE
By Train : from Perth Station it is a 12-15 minute walk to the Centre for Stories.
By Bus : from Perth Busport it is also a 12-15 minute walk to Centre for Stories.
Driving: there are lots of carparks within walking distance
(i) Wilson Parking just behind us, entry off Errichetti Place which is off Zempilas Lane which runs between Newcastle Street or Aberdeen Streets. Cost: $11.00 for 1-2 hour and $2.00 per hour thereafter.
(ii) City of Perth Carpark, runs across two streets and can be entered via 104 Francis Street or 121 Aberdeen Street is a five minute walk to the Centre. Cost : $4 per hour.
(iii) City of Perth State Library Carpark on 15 Francis Street, Perth. Cost : $4 per hour.
Please see parking map below.
(Click top left hand icon to initiate, then click 'Centre for Stories')