Writing Friday returns to Maleny Library

AFTER a long hiatus, Writing Friday has returned to Maleny Library.

Former Maleny Writing Friday ambassador romance author Sarah Williams, and local crime writer Lea Scott, have teamed up with Queensland Writers Centre and Maleny Library to bring this free weekly event to writers in Maleny and surrounds.

Queensland Writers Centre understands that life can get in the way of writing. CEO Lori-Jay Ellis says, “We developed Writing Friday as a chance for writers to get those words down on the page and to connect with other writers in the community.”

For writers with a project on the go or those just wanting to get those creative juices flowing, this environment comes free of distraction and obligation. Sarah, whose business, Serenade Publishing, keeps her busy says, “I can’t wait to get back to my regular writing group!”

Sarah and Lea will take turns hosting the sessions in the sun-filled meeting room at the Maleny Library. Lea, who is a lecturer in creative writing, says, “I am excited by this opportunity to get involved in the local creative community and to share my knowledge with other writers”.

The sessions follow the Pomodoro Technique of 25-minute blocks of uninterrupted writing, with short breaks where writers can share their goals and achievements. If the first two sessions are anything to go by, then the word counts are going to keep growing. Maleny writer Patty Beecham said of her first Writing Friday, “It was good to write with others, I felt comfortable and with my tribe”.

Sessions will run every Friday, from 12-3pm at Maleny Library. For more information or to register your attendance, please email admin@qldwriters.org.au

Main image: Kim Polistina, Lea Scott, Madhu Karpadma, Sarah Williams, Joanna Barrett and Viki Blaik