Events Calendar

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Modern Tribe have graciously donated additions to their Events Calendar to help us organise our meetings and workshops. With a few modifications, it ties the site together.

You can visit their site at http://tri.be/

Facebook

Our Facebook page lists our upcoming events as well as other events that members of the club find relevant. Also… there’s the occasional inspirational cat post.

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https://www.facebook.com/WritersFSC

Our Big Brother Writers Clubs

Workshop Presenters are often sourced from larger Writers clubs. Often these clubs will subsidise the presenter’s fee and cost of accommodation.  Two of these  clubs are:

Our Neighbour

The nearest writers club to the Writers of the Far South Coast, both geographically and in friendship is the Eurobodalla Writers Club. We have had Eurobodalla members visit for workshops, present workshops and attend our writers retreats. We value their friendship and stock their member’s books on our own market stall.

Each year, they help to organise the Batemans Bay Writers Festival.

They are a branch of the Fellowship of Australian Writers (FAW) and meet at the Dr McKay Centre, Page Street, Moruya on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of every month except January. Meetings start at 10.30am and go to 2.30pm. Members bring their own lunches but coffee, tea and biscuits are provided.

Members write something for each meeting. Either fiction, biography or poetry up to 1000 words. We read our musings to each other and if requested, are provided with critiques.

We also have a night group which meets on the third Tuesday of every month at the Moruya Golf Club’s boardroom, from 6.30pm – 8.30pm.

https://eurobodallawriters.org

Newspapers

Our local newspapers, print stories about our upcoming workshops each month and the Writers of the Far South Coast is incredibly grateful. They are our main source of publicity to bring in new members from the community, that we can help.

Merimbula News Weekly
http://www.merimbulanewsonline.com.au

Eden Magnet
http://www.edenmagnet.com.au

Bega District News
http://www.begadistrictnews.com.au

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Markets

The club would not be able to attend markets at all if it were not for the Rotary Club. They support us and our goal to increase the awareness of the Writers of the Far South Coast within the local community. Thankyou.

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Pambula: 2nd Sunday of each Month
(at the tennis courts)

Merimbula: 3rd Sunday of each Month
(at Ford Oval over in Fishpen)

Local Radio

We try to have our presenters be interviewed by local ABC Radio. The station likes to discuss current events, tie in the presenter’s expertise and then add in: “Oh, by the way, so-and-so will be running a workshop…”

It is hard to know what will be relevant current event so far into the future when we plan our workshops a year in advance.

http://www.abc.net.au/southeastnsw

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ABC Radio Stations

810 AM  Bega
103.5 FM  Eurobodalla
1602 AM   Cooma
94.1 FM    Bombala
106.3 FM  Eden/Merimbula
95.5 FM    Jindabyne
88.9 FM    Thredbo

ABC Radio Studios

If attending the studio is inconvenient, a phone interview is usually acceptable and we ask our presenters to arrange a call with Jen Hunt or Chris Sheedy at ABC Radio, Bega on (02) 6491 6011. Involving the Writers of the Far South Coast as a “middleman” in the scheduling of interviews never works.

If all else fails, someone who wakes up early (ie: not Amanda) calls Community Diary Live on 1300 810 222 either the Thursday or Friday before our regular meeting (not both mornings) at 7:30am for a one minute reminder to the local community.

Bega

Bega Unit 1, First Floor
The Roy Howard Building
Ayers Walkway
184 Carp Street
(PO Box 336)
Bega NSW 2550

Phone (02) 6491 6011
Fax (02) 6491 6099

Canberra

Cnr Northbourne and Wakefield Avenues
Dickson ACT 2602
(GPO Box 9994
Canberra ACT 2601)

Phone (02) 6275 4555
Fax (02) 6275 4601

Wollongong

13 Victoria St
Wollongong NSW 2500
(PO Box 973
Wollongong NSW 2520)

Phone (02) 4224 5011
Fax (02) 4224 5099

Sydney

ABC Ultimo Centre
700 Harris Street
Ultimo NSW 2007
(GPO Box 9994
Sydney NSW 2001)

Phone (02) 8333 1234
Fax (02) 8333 1203

Local Bookstores

http://www.collinsbooks.com.au/store/Collins-Booksellers-Merimbula/30

[email protected]

Collins Booksellers Merimbula
Newsagency, 7/33 Market Street,
MERIMBULA NSW 2548
Ph: 02 6495 1292

10% discount on books for WFSC members

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http://www.candelobooks.com
[email protected]

208 Carp St
Bega NSW 2550
Phone:  (02) 6492 3386

Candelo Books have a loyalty program which offers their members a credit of 5% of their purchase value as a discount from their next purchase, if the subsequent purchase is within three months.  The credit may be used on a purchase-by-purchase basis or can be saved up over the 3 months and used all at once.

Producing your WFSC membership card will entitle you to receive a free gift with purchase.

Marvellous Venue

Club Sapphire

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Where would we be without Club Sapphire? They provide us with a place to hold our meetings at a fabulously subsidised rate. We can often be found down in the Rockpool cafe having lunch during our Monthly meetings. Come and join us!

119 Main Street (PO Box 52)
Merimbula  NSW 2548

Phone: (02) 6495 1306
Fax: (02) 6495 1952

http://clubsapphire.com.au

Local Libraries

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What is more in line with writing than public libraries. The libraries of the Bega Valley provide a valuable service to the community and also to the Writers of the Far South Coast. You may find some of the books published by our region’s local authors on the shelves.

Bega Library and Regional Gallery

  • Zingel Place, Bega, NSW, 2550
  • Monday to Friday 9:30am – 5:30pm
  • Saturday 9am – 12pm
  • Closed public holidays
  • Phone (02) 6499 2127

Tura Marrang Library and Community Centre

  • Tura Beach Drive, Tura Beach, NSW, 2548
  • Monday to Friday 9:30am – 5:00pm
  • Saturday 9am – 12pm
  • Closed public holidays
  • Phone (02) 6499 2340

Bermagui Library and Community Centre

  • Bermagui Community Centre, Bunga Street, Bermagui, NSW, 2546
  • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 9:30am – 4pm
  • Saturday 9am – 12pm
  • Closed Wednesdays and public holidays
  • Phone (02) 6499 2411

Eden Library

  • Cnr Mitchell and Imlay Streets, Eden, NSW, 2551
  • Tuesday to Friday 9:30am – 5pm
  • Saturday 9am – 12pm
  • Closed Mondays and public holidays
  • Phone (02) 6499 2451

Merimbula Library Portal

  • Cabarita Place, Merimbula, NSW, 2548
  • Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9:00am – 1.00pm
  • Closed Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday and public holidays
  • Phone (02) 6499 2239

Grants

Mumbulla Foundation

MumbullaWe are ever so grateful to have received grants from the Mumbulla Foundation in 2014 and 2015. They do amazing work, raising funds to support local non-profit clubs, such as ours, and help them continue to operate.

http://mumbulla.org.au

gala-dinner-2016Each year, the Mumbulla Foundation hosts a Gala dinner to raise funds that it donates to organisations in the local community. The Writers of the Far South Coast highly recommends supporting this worthy cause.

https://www.trybooking.com/Booking/BookingEventSummary.aspx?eid=225717

South East Arts

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http://southeastarts.org.au

We apply for CASP funding.

Also as writing is an art; our workshops are listed on the South East Arts website’s events under workshops.

Google

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Google granted the Writers of the Far South Coast free advertising on their search platform (excluding partners) to an amount of $10,000 USD per year ($328 USD / month) that can be used on the condition that the Ad Words account be checked regularly. The grant required an ABN and registration with the ACNC and ConnectingUp.

http://www.connectingup.org/organisation/writers-of-far-south-coast-inc