Next Meeting


Saturday, 16 January

This year we are not wasting any time!
If nothing else, COVID has taught us that there might not be a tomorrow as we know it.

We are immediately kicking off with a couple of practical and interactive workshops to help formalise your writing for the year.

On Saturday, 16 January, we will be meeting for the first time in 2021 at Burleigh Waters Community Centre, Christine Ave, Burleigh Waters.

As usual, our meeting will commence at 12 pm but, please arrive in good time, as registration will be required including your answer to three COVID-19 questions and line-up at 1.5 m social distancing, to keep everyone safe.

The GCWA Committee is looking forward to seeing everyone back in-person.
If you are unwell however, please do not attend this community gathering.

Members: $5.00 (EFTPOS payment preferred, although cash is acceptable)
Visitors: $10.00 (EFTPOS payment preferred, although cash is acceptable)

Order of Events from 12pm

12:05 pm – Introduction

12:15 pm – Workshop 1
Our President, Andy McDermott, will help you with the fundamental essence of your next writing project – ‘Creating Characters and Plots from Scratch.’

No more excuses after this one!

1:00 pm – Workshop 2
Our Treasurer and resident songbird-cum-comedienne, Jen Swensen, will get your mind and schedule in focus – ‘Achieving Your 2021 Writing Goals.’

Even more reasons NOT to have any excuses in 2021!

1:45 pm – Refreshments
If COVID behaves itself, we hope to serve up a pre-packed afternoon tea. If not, or if you prefer, then it’s BYO.

2:15 pm – Member’s Spotlight
We are still reeling from the loss of our beloved Membership Secretary, Jackie Moore, so the Member’s Spotlight will feature pieces by Jackie.

2:30 pm – Q&A Panel for Writers
The last session consists of a panel of experts in the Authoring, Publishing and Editing space who will answer questions that have been put forward by Members and Visitors leading up to this session. The panel will choose the ones to answer straight after the break, so if you have a burning question, please bring it along on the day, or email it to Jen beforehand so it can be included in the Q&A.

3:00pm – Conclusion and Thank You


New members are welcome: please email Membership Secretary, gcwa.membersec@gmail.com