Congratulating past-president Pam Hardgrave and the rest of the outgoing committee for their success and thanking them for their dedication, incoming SCLA president Hari Kotrotsios said the new committee wanted to build on that success of the past year and see the association continue to grow.
“The Sunshine Coast Literary Association aims to encourage, nurture and showcase literary talent in the region and the many events organised by our outgoing committee have certainly done that,” Ms Kotrotsios said.
“In the past year the SCLA has re-established the WARM Literary Awards, first held in 2007 and also hosted several workshops, discussion mornings and other events such as the monthly Front Write Up literary performance evenings,” Hari said.
Hari said the new committee was inspired by this success and were looking forward to another year of great events.
“We are looking at a range of new events for this year to provide a forum for new and existing literary talent where they can develop and expand themselves,” Hari said.
The SCLA will also continue to develop its new interactive website where members can showcase their own work, share information and feedback and interact with each other in the association’s own online literary community. The website also features an upcoming program of Sunshine Coast literary news and events and members and others can subscribe to the monthly WARM E-News.