Why We Write? An author panel Wed 17 June 6.30pm

writingThe Tea Tree Gully Writers group are hosting a special panel featuring some of their published authors at a special event this coming Wednesday night.

The panel features published authors and poets including Maureen Mitson, Jill Wherry, Douglas Allington, Rhonda Pooley and will be chaired by Rick Coy.

They will talk about their experiences, why they write, what inspires them, who they read and so on. Cheese and Wine supper supplied.

You can book online here.

Here’s a bit of a bio about our panellists:
Rick Coy.  Whilst most of Rick’s output over the years has been text books and work books for schools, since he retired he has been concentrating on more creative writing.  His seminal work on humour, “Make ‘em Laugh, Make ‘em Laugh!” was published in 2012.

RhondaPooleyphotoRhonda Pooley.  As a lover of the English language and an editor of some repute, Rhonda is in much demand, but she loves to write and her book “Cambodian Harvest” was published in 2014.  Her short story “Epiphany” was runner up in the Tabor National Short Story Competition and her “Year of the Gazelle” was highly commended in the Langhorne Creek Writers’ Festival.  She is currently writing a novel of historical fiction.

Maureen MitsonMaureen Mitson. Maureen Mitson has had two books launched at the Library, ‘Paper Chase’ in 2012 and ‘Jumping the Cracks’ in 2014. Her short stories have been accepted for radio in Adelaide, Brisbane and Cairns, and poetry selected for popular anthologies. Her first full length novel, an historical saga, paralleling a fictional character with one of our State’s influential feminists, Mary Lee, and entitled ‘Awakenings’ has been accepted by Ginninderra Press.

Jill-Wherry-smallJill Wherry.  Being mainly a poet (and a performance poet at that) Jill’s work has been featured at poetry slams, writers’ festivals and performance poetry shows around the state.   A large number of her comic poems and limericks have been prize winners and have been collected in her books “Definitely Not Shakespeare” and recently “40 Reasons to Smile” and her CD “Crows Cap”.

Douglas Allington.  Douglas has been writing poetry for forty years and his most recent awards were a ‘Highly Commended’ in the 2013 Gawler Poetry Competition and another ‘Highly Commended’ in the 2014 Langhorne Creek Writers’ Festival.