3 minutes of poetic fame


The Writes of Spring

Open mic poetry readings at the Library

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Wednesday 28 September 2016

6.30 – 7.30pm (spectators) 6.00 – 7.30pm (performers)

North Eastern Writers Inc. will be presenting a free evening of poetry at the Library ‘The Writes of Spring’ on Wednesday 28 September 2016.

Come along to the Relaxed Reading Area of the Library and hear a range of emotive poetry and prose readings from members of the North Eastern Writers and the general public.

Or if you are a budding poet why not perform your piece? It costs $5 to participate and there is a three minute limit for each performer.  Registration is from 6pm.  Bare your soul, make a social comment, make us laugh or rap.  Whatever your style of poetry, you will be welcome.

A wine and cheese supper will be served.  Book online or telephone the Library on      8397 7333.





Young Writer’s Group at Tea Tree Gully Library

To all the budding young writers out there, consider coming to our new monthly Young Writer’s Group, starting Wed 11 March from 4.30-6pm. This group offers a brilliant opportunity for teens and young adults from all walks of life to come together and work on their writing and discuss different styles of writing they admire or loath.

It will be led by Kim Kirchner, our Youth Services Officer, who is also an ex-English teacher, literary enthusiast and passionate book lover!

The best way to become a writer is to start writing.

The best way to become a writer is to start writing.

Kim will also be there to provide feedback on personal work and inspiration to pat down a creative style.

If you, your children or anyone you know is interested in coming to the Young Writer’s Group, simply come along!

If you have any questions for Kim or would like to introduce yourself beforehand, by all means send her an email to  kim.kirchner@cttg.sa.gov.au 

Do you dream of being a writer?

Or perhaps you’ve dabbled for years, maybe even written a story or two and want to increase your chances of becoming a published writer.

“How can the Library help me?” I hear you ask.

Step one: Read, read and read widely and critically – dissect those novels. Get a feel for plots, writing styles, character development, scene description, character point-of-view, beginnings, middles and endings.

Step two: Surround yourself with other people who are passionate about writing. Attend Library events, like “From manuscript to publication” this Thursday. Join a writing group or association – as a member you will have access to great resources, critiquing services, contests, contacts and much more.

Step three: Revise and polish your manuscript as you continue to learn the craft and improve your writing. Browse the writing resources in the Library for tips and tricks.

Step four: Keep writing, and remember that every published writer is a writer who didn’t give up.

Click the links to find out more!