Successful local author to share writing experience at SCLA Discussion Evening

The Sunshine Coast Literary Association will host its next quarterly discussion and presentation evening on Tuesday, 17 July with local author and guest speaker, Richard Marman.

The evening will be held at the Buderim Mountain State School Conference Room, 8-42 Main Street, Buderim (opposite St Marks Church) at 6.15pm for a 6.30pm start.

The evening will feature an author talk from local author and artist, Richard Marman about his writing and illustrating journey, leaving his career as an Air Force pilot behind to pursue his passion for art and literature. With degrees in visual art, creative writing and design, Richard has gone on to publish a number of books including Escape from Fort McCain, The Wealth and A Tale of Two Turtles.

Richard said he was keen to share his knowledge and experience with budding writers, along with his journey into the world of writing and illustration.

SCLA President, Bryan Ward said the discussion and presentation evening, as always, would be a stimulating and interesting night with great and inspiring company.

“The session is held in a relaxed environment and invites community members to join the SCLA for a cuppa, light refreshments and a chat,” Bryan said.

Formed in 2005, the SCLA provides a pathway for the Sunshine Coast’s aspiring writers and enthusiasts to explore their interests, develop skills and showcase their work. It allows like-minded individuals to exchange ideas and seek advice to develop their abilities.

The association offers regular literary workshops, seminars and events, awards programs and monthly Front Write Up literary performance evenings that provide an opportunity to showcase the talent of its members. The SCLA also promotes other state and national writing competitions that offer successful applicants great prizes and recognition.

The night will begin with nibbles at 6.15pm followed by the discussion/2013 brainstorming and presentation from 6.30pm. Entry is free for members and $5 for non-members, payable on the night.

Members and guests are welcome to attend for the opportunity to talk and network with other writers and participate in discussions on the Association program.

The SCLA requests guests to RSVP due to catering purposes via email or phone 07 5450 2690. For more information on beginning your journey as a writer or to become a member of the SCLA, please visit

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