Sutherland Shire FAW Meetings
Writing can be an isolated, lonely pursuit.
If you feel you would benefit from the support and encouragement of other writers, then come along to a meeting and see if it's what you're looking for.
Our meeting structure varies from month to month.
Once we have taken care of official business (the first 30mins) we share our latest submissions and achievements, then onto some hands-on writing practice.
We invite guest speakers to run writing exercises and workshops, and we also have open mic sessions where we share our latest work with the group.
And, of course, there's always time for a cuppa and a biscuit. Afternoon tea is provided on a roster basis.
HOW MUCH: There is a $10 charge for attending the first meeting - with no obligation to join FAW.
After that, you will need to join NSW FAW
($45 per year for full membership / $20 under 21 youth rate). This gets you a subscription to the FAW quarterly magazine "The Writers Voice" and other member benefits.
Plus a yearly branch fee of $60 which covers the meeting room booking and afternoon tea.
WHERE: Sutherland Multi-Purpose Community Hall, 123 Flora Street, Sutherland
WHEN: 12:30 pm to 3:30 pm last Saturday of the month.
Rae Cairns 2021 MEETINGS DATES:
27 February - Open Mic Session - share your writing
27 March - Meet Alan Baxter
17 April - Meet Ashley Kalagian-Blunt
29 May - Meet Pamela Cook
26 June - Open Mic - share your writing
31 July- Dinuka McKenzie on 'Tips for Pitching'
28 August - Meet Kirsty Everett
25 September - Meet Rae Cairns
30 October - Annual General Meeting & Christine Sykes
27 November - Xmas-themed Open Mic
(No January or December meeting)
We are now COVID-safe!
We comply with all the safety measures as outlined by NSW Health.
You will need to provide your own afternoon tea.
There will be hand-sanitiser and gloves available on entry and you will need to sign in when you arrive, and social distance while on the premises.
We will disinfect tables, chairs and wipe down door knobs, taps and and any surfaces to keep you COVID-safe.
For the safety of your fellow-FAWers, It is important that if you feel unwell, you should not attend.