Local authors to share expertise at SCLA discussion evening

Sunshine Coast authors Bryan Ward and Barry Rosenberg will feature as guest presenters at the Sunshine Coast Literary Associations first Discussion Evening of 2012.

The session will be held at the Buderim State School Conference Room, 8 – 42 Main Street, Buderim (opposite St Marks Church) on Tuesday, 13 March from 6.00pm to 9.00pm.

Both SCLA members, Bryan and Barry will talk about their writing experiences and hope to share their expertise and lessons learned along the way with other aspiring writers.

Children’s book author and illustrator and SCLA President, Bryan Ward said the discussion evening, as always, would be a stimulating and interesting night with great and inspiring company.

“The session is held in a relaxed environment and is open to all community members who are interested in talking and networking with other writers over light refreshments,” Bryan said.

Bryan released his first book, ‘Santa’s Beach Christmas’, just a few months ago. This uniquely Australian version of the classic ‘The Night Before Christmas’ sees Santa crash-land on an Aussie beach.

“I am passionate about encouraging children to improve their literacy skills,” Bryan said.

“Books can help children become familiar with the patterns and rhythms of our language, feed their imaginations and teach them important life skills,” Bryan said.

Fantasy novelist, Barry Rosenberg will discuss his newest novel, ‘Glide in Slowtime’ and how to work with writing goals and contribute to anthologies.

The Sunshine Coast Literary Association is a not-for-profit association dedicated to nurturing, showcasing and celebrating literary talent throughout the Sunshine Coast region. Formed in 2005, the SCLA was created to provide a pathway for the Sunshine Coast’s aspiring writers and enthusiasts to explore their interests, develop skills, exchange ideas and seek advice from like-minded individuals.

The association offers regular literary workshops, seminars and events, an annual writing competition, and monthly Front Write Up literary performance evenings that provide an opportunity to showcase the talents of its members.

The discussion evening is free for members and $5 for non-members, payable on the night. The SCLA requests guests to RSVP due to catering purposes.

For more information on beginning your journey as a writer, becoming a member of the SCLA, or to RSVP to the evening, please email info@scliterary.org or phone 07 5450 2690.

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