Come upstairs and visit our little Library in the first room on the left where you can peruse a range of books that have been donated to us - books on writing, science, poetry, art, music, fiction and non-fiction.
Broken River Writers' Library came into being due to the generous donation of Tricia Veale's family after she passed away.
We'd also like to acknowledge Leading Edge Bookshop for their generous gift of a box of books.
A desk has also been donated and sits in one corner, soon to be outfitted with a supply of notepads and pens. It promises to be a cozy little nook in which to read and write.
We're looking for bean bags & floor cushions for this space. If you know of any that need a new home, contact Carla at email@example.com.
Broken River Writers - Writers' Corner,
Last Wednesday of the month at the Benalla Library.
Next session: Wednesday 26th.of September
Source: NEA's September Newsletter 2018
Next Writers' Corner is on the 3rd Wednesday as the 4th is ANZAC Day and the Library is closed. At our last Writers' Corner I raised the possibility of us doing a "writing course" using Carmel Bird's book 'Dear Writer...revisited...' Originally published in 1988 while this edition is 2013. A quote by the author from the intro -
'When it comes down to it, the principal thing a writer has to do is write, to sit down at the desk and make up stories. You can actually guess and glean for yourself all the info about the so-called world of writing; you can work out how to present a manuscript to a publisher, if you want to. You can pick up some ideas from books such as this one. In classes and at festivals I have sometimes felt that students and members of the audience were hoping to be given the secret to a magic formula that was supposed to be in the possession of the tutor or speaker. The secret is that there is no magic formula.
Writing students have sometimes told me they wish for a book that will not only provide advice about skills, but will somehow urge and inspire the reader to write and continue to write. I hope that 'Dear Writer' will fulfill the students' wishes and answer the needs of both new and experienced writers.'
Leading Edge Books can get 'Dear Writer...revisited...' in for us. Retails for $25 but they will do them for $20 if we order more than 2 copies. I will definitely be getting a copy and am wondering if BRW should purchase a copy. Thoughts anyone? If you want to participate in this exercise I would strongly recommend getting yourself a copy so you can read and reread the entirety of each letter we are working through. I will include a few quotes, but it won't be as good.
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