Monday, March 4, 2013

THE SONNET Appreciation & Writing


Does the sonnet evoke William Shakespeare, John Keats or other poets of old?  Well, poet Michael Fitzgerald-Clarke will not only take you on a guided tour of the history of the sonnet, he will help you to appreciate some sonnets from before The Bard picked up a quill right up to the twenty-first century.

And after lunch, you will have the opportunity, with Michael’s help, to write a sonnet or two of your own!

When:   Sunday 10 March, 10 am to 4 pm

Venue:   Main meeting room, Aitkenvale Library

Cost:      Free  (please bring a plate to share for lunch)

Enquiries invited and bookings requested to Michael on 0400330914


  1. Hi WITS! Firstly my apologies for posting this in the comments section. I couldn't find a better place to post just a general inquiry! Hopefully you don't mind and hopefully I have found the right place.
    I have just finished writing my first novel, and have completed a second draft just today. It now needs some outside perspective and critique, and no doubt some serious editing to try and transform it from a messy manuscript to ideally something worth reading!
    I was wondering if it is worth talking with Writers in Townsville and getting some advise or opinions.
    Anything at all will be a help!
    Have a good one and look forward to hearing back from you.

    1. Sorry for the delay in the reply.
      If you attend any of the WiTS meetings the members there will be able to steer you in the right direction for any editing. A few members are published and between them have a wealth of knowledge of facts and people who may be able to help. Look forward to seeing at a meeting.