Fellowship for scribes

Cecilia AllenSound Telegraph
Pat Muller, Shirley Rowland and Lia Eliades are encouraging aspiring writers to attend a short-story writing group held by Rockingham Writers Centre on the first Wednesday of each month.
Camera IconPat Muller, Shirley Rowland and Lia Eliades are encouraging aspiring writers to attend a short-story writing group held by Rockingham Writers Centre on the first Wednesday of each month.

Aspiring writers looking to sharpen their skills are encouraged to attend a short story-writing group run monthly by Rockingham Writers Centre.

The group is open to writers of all levels of experience and the focus is on support, encouragement and craft development.

Facilitator and author Shirley Rowland said it provided a regular networking group for writers. “Everyone has to start somewhere and the workshop provides focus, interaction and help,” she said.

“We share ideas, write, discuss and critique.

“Writing can be a solitary experience, so having fellowship and a place to share ideas can really help.”

Mrs Rowland said even those who aspired to write a novel could benefit from the course by learning about structure, elements of a good story, editing and seeking publication.

The short-story writing group is held from 9.30am-11.30am on the first Wednesday of each month upstairs at the rear of Rockingham Arts Centre on Kent Street.

The Rockingham Writers Centre also runs groups for beginner writers, advanced writers and poets.

Mrs Rowland published her first novel, Return to Crossways, in February last year.

For more information on the short story-writing group, visit www.rockinghamwriterscentre. org.au.

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