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February 2020 Newsletter

By February 28, 2020News, Newsletter
Live Reading

Enjoy HWC member Diana Pearce’s poem which won a cash prize at our recent live reading:

On Being There
A response to George Gittoes exhibition Newcastle Art Gallery, March ‘20

Old wars and modern deprivations.

The dispossessed
sheltered only
between fragments
of lives once known,

palms skyward
in supplication,
others grief-rigid.

Eyes are voids,
by the triumph
of destruction

Despite my tears
I cannot truly comprehend,
I leave
in a shroud of anguish.

Above: Ann Blackwell

Above: Cedar Whelan

Above: Maggie Hall

Above: Diana Pearce


Notice of AGM:

Hunter Writers Centre members are invited to the upcoming Annual General Meeting. Youu are invited to attend the upcoming Annual General Meeting of the Hunter Writers Centre. We hope you will consider joining the HWC Board as we welcome your input and ideas. Details:

Wednesday 1st April, 2020
6 - 6.30pm

Newcastle Cruising Yacht Club - The Trophy Room
95 Hannell St, Wickham

At the AGM, members will have the opportunity to:
  • receive the minutes of the 2019 AGM held 17/04/2019
  • find out about HWC’s operations and finances and ask questions
  • speak about any items on the agenda
  • vote on any resolutions proposed
  • if you are interested in joining the board, ask to be nominated

Upcoming Events:

Here are wonderful literary activities and programs over the coming weeks:

Thursday 27/2 from 6pm: Heart Open: Mums at the Museum

Friday 28/2 – Sunday 1/3: Maitland Indie Writers Festival across 5 venues – learn all about self-publishing, meet authors who have self-published successfully, enjoy the poetry Slam, workshops and entertainment.

Wednesday 4th March: HWC Live Reading at Newcastle Art Gallery – bring your own works to share or write a piece in response to the current exhibition: George Gittoes: on being there

Saturday 7th March: Travel Writing with Walter Mason

Weekend 13-15th March: Scone Literary Festival

And don’t forget the 2020 Grieve Writing Competition is open for entries – calling for stories or poems about grief and loss

Select photos from the HWC Live Reading: