SCLA hosts open forum for writers to share work

The Sunshine Coast Literary Association (SCLA) is kick starting the New Year, hosting its first Front Write Up performance night for 2012.

The night will be held on Tuesday, 7 February at the new location, Mulvaney’s on Maroochy, 37 The Esplanade, Cotton Tree from 6.30pm to 8.30pm.

President of the SCLA, Bryan Ward said the Front Write Up evenings provide an opportunity for literary enthusiasts to share their work with like-minded individuals.

“The Front Write Ups are a casual get-together and follow an open-mic style.”

“We encourage people to bring their short stories, poems and extracts of their work to read to the group, and seek feedback if they wish,” Bryan said.

All community members are welcome to come and network, listen or perform. If you have something you would like to share with the group, please bring it along. However, there is a 500-word limit for short stories and prose.

“Our Front Write Up Evenings are held the first Tuesday of every month, so there is plenty of opportunity to share your work if you are unable to attend the evening in February,” Bryan said.

The evening is free for members and $2 for non-members, payable on the night. The SCLA requests all guests to RSVP due to catering purposes. Coffee and light meals are available for purchase; alcohol is BYO.

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.

To RSVP for the February Front Write Up, please email or phone 07 5450 2690 of for more information visit the SCLA website,

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