The team at Vibewire are starting a new monthly event for young writers around Sydney!
The idea is simple. A night where people who like writing can have fun with words. Too often writing can seem overly serious and stuck with stereotypes of pipe smoking, tweedy coats and the like (I'm all for tweedy coats, but mainly when Stephen Fry is wearing them). We are here to make writing fun. The night will essentially be made up of three parts. Lets say three acts to keep with the literary theme.
To kick of the night we have the brilliant writer and zine extraordinaire Vanessa Berry coming in to give a brief talk about what inspires her, tips for young writers and all round info about writing, procrastinating and everything in between.
Next up we will play some writing games. Basically we will be playing short, fun, collaborative games that will have you thinking on your feet, thinking outside the square and creating some short wacky (or not) stories and poems.
This will be followed by work shopping. The idea is to experiment and give you a place where you feel comfortable with sharing your work and getting feedback, which can be pretty intimidating at first. We want to get rid of that intimidating element, after all, we write for enjoyment so it makes sense to enjoy it.
After this there will be a bit of free time to chill out and mingle, or 'network' or whatever.
-If you want to workshop your piece you need to email us (with the piece of writing attached) at least 2 days before the event. Simply send your pieces to firstname.lastname@example.org
-It must be one A4 sheet or less
-There will 5-10 minutes for work shopping each piece.
-Don't be scared! This is a completely relaxed environment and we are all looking to share ideas, help each other with their writing and most of all have FUN.
Tickets are $5 and can be bought on the door. Drinks will be provided, non alcoholic or alcoholic for those who want to loosen up their pen.
6pm: Open Doors
6:15pm: Writers Speech
6:30pm: Writing Games
7:30pm: Networking and mingling until everybody clears out
Event Date: 14th of September
Cost: $5 Tickets
Remember to bring paper and a pen!
You can check out Vanessa's blog here
And here is a link to Vanessa's great upcoming zine event at the Red Rattler.
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