He is joined by Nambour author Andrew Thelander as Vice President, Graham Paterson from Bli Bli as Treasurer and Michelle Smytheman from Buderim as Promotions Officer, who is continuing in her role.
“The SCLA is an invaluable resource to the Sunshine Coast and we are pleased to continue our work in assisting local writers to develop their talent,” said President Bryan Ward.
“The SCLA offers people the opportunity to meet like-minded individuals and assist one another in developing their skills and abilities.”
Bryan encourages current members to renew their memberships, while new members are invited to join.
“If anyone would like to come on board and be part of the SCLA management committee, there are still a couple of committee member vacancies – secretary or membership officer. However the committee has enough resources to continue its work in supporting the Sunshine Coast’s aspiring writers and enthusiasts.”
The SCLA has a number of exciting plans and upcoming events on the calendar for the coming year.
“SCLA promises to bring a number of exciting events and writing workshops to develop the skills of Sunshine Coast writers, with members receiving discounts to all event and programs,” said Bryan.
The Sunshine Coast Literary Association was formed in 2005 to encourage the Sunshine Coast’s aspiring writers and enthusiasts to explore their interest and develop skills. The Association offers regular literary workshops, seminars and events, an annual Writers Competition and monthly Front Write Up literary performance evenings that provide an opportunity to showcase the talents of members. The SCLA also promotes state and national writing competitions that offer successful applicants great prizes and recognition.