Saturday, May 18, 2013

Celebrate Townsville Festival

Celebrate Townsville is a 10 day arts and cultural festival.

The fun kicks off on Friday the 14th of June in Flinders Square at 5:45pm.

WiTS are taking an active part this year at the Mega Interactive Arts show being held on Both Sundays of the event where we will have a stand set up with books to purchase and advice to give. Then on Tuesday the 18th WiTS support Short Story readings.

To find out more about the festival visit their facebook page at Townsville

WiTS much loved partner in writing crime TWPC is also all on board check out their blurb... It's better than mine. Damn you, Carla. Damn you. (add fist shaking at sky now)

May 13 HUMAN WRITES newsletter

Chocolat, historic house tales and Celebrate Townsville

At Lit Hub, TWPC after hours ev. Wednesday fortnight.

All Lit Hub sessions are free but we request a gold coin donation to help cover refreshments.

May 8 & 22
Production team evenings for Writers In Townsville Society members and friends preparing an NQ stories anthology for your delectation. TWPC, Writers in Townsville and talented individuals (you know who you are!) are members of the planning committee. The NQ stories publication that you may have submitted an original non-fiction piece to,  will be hot off the press during Queensland Writers Week in October.
June 5
Historic house tales - writing the stories of buildings that intrigue.
"The greatest reward you can have is that you see your heritage being respected." – Dr Dorothy Gibson-Wilde, OAM [via ABC News]
Dr Dorothy Gibson-Wilde a renowned historian has spent over thirty years researching the history of north Queensland and has worked extensively with the National Trust to preserve historic buildings, touring people of all ages through them and authoring many publications. Dr Dorothy was included in the 2012 Australia Day honours list. Join her at 7pm for what will be a truly engaging conversation.
June 19
Through great reading comes great writing.
We are joining artsnq Celebrate Townsville Festival with A Book Swap! Exchange a book that has inspired you and gain another loved by someone else.
Bring a book and join the discussion on June 19. Riverway Arts Centre, Thuringowa, 7 pm.
Join Librarian Alison Miles and Chef Polly Ross for a tempting exploration of books featuring food, relationships and cooking classes. One lucky participant will be rewarded with a lucky door prize of a cooking class giftcard (terms and conditions apply).
deStudi Cooking School, 17A Hyde Park Centre, Cnr Kings Road and Woolcock Street, Hyde Park, QLD, 4812
10.30am - 11.30am, FREE Presented by:  CityLibraries in collaboration with deStudi Cooking School

Readings around town with Stories for Adults...

Public readings of short stories from local and international authors. This event is proposed to be held bi-monthly but this will be depend on the availability of local writers to read their original stories. The sessions which will probably be 1 hour long are to include selected short stories and poems. Come to the launch of CityLibraries 'Stories for Adults' to find out more or email and we will let you know of future dates. Shari Tagliabue, Editor of Townsville Eye will launch the CityLibraries 'Stories for Adults' on Thursday. See you there...
Tuesday 18 June 6.00-7.00pm Aitkenvale Library
Thursday 20 June 12.15-1.15pm Flinders Street Library meeting room
Light snacks served at both sessions for the launch. FREE
Bookings are required. Book online or ask your friendly library staff.  This program launch is presented with support from Writers In Townsville Society Inc (WITS), Townsville Writers and Publishers Centre (TWPC) and Celebrate Townsville arts and cultural festival (14-23 June 2013)

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