Join us and meet other writers!

In the leafy grounds and hibiscus shade of the Fremantle Arts Centre Café.

Flame Trees in the Courtyard

Take your time to feel the energy of leaf power.

Friendly Fauna

Oh good, a bunch of writers with food!

Always be on the lookout for strange characters

They will make an interesting plot.

Haiku for Joyce

concrete two-seater
come, come, all writers sit on
my hard art

Monday, February 28, 2011

OOTA's Farewell Lunch for Donna Ward

Over thirty members attended Donna Ward's farewell on Friday, 25th February in the leafy (but warm) cafe courtyard at the Fremantle Arts Centre. Many writers have been published in indigo due to the efforts of Donna and they attended her luncheon to show their appreciation and support.
Bruce and Donna say au revoir
OOTA takes this opportunity to wish her well in a return trip to her hometown, Melbourne, and hopes that she has many more successes in her future endeavours be they personal, writing or publishing (at least some success with funding!)

Liana Joy Christensen, Miranda Aitken, Julie Watts, Leanne Searle, Rosie Barter, Sally Clarke, Dick Alderson, Cecily Scutt, Sue Clennell, Josephine Clarke, Lucas North, Meredi Ortega, Roland Leach and Bruce Russell for getting published in the last hurrah of indigo #6.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

An OOTA Luncheon with Donna Ward

Donna Ward is leaving WA to live in Melbourne.

To wish her luck in her new life Over East, and to acknowledge all that she has done for OOTA and West Australian writers, OOTA invites all members to join us in an informal farewell lunch in the Fremantle Arts Centre Café at 12 noon, on Friday 25th of February.

We will order our lunch as per usual, but please RSVP by Monday, 21st February, to Josephine Clarke, so that we can reserve you a seat.

Friday, February 4, 2011

New Series of Writing Workshops at the FAC

Helen Hagemann introduces Releasing the Writer Within into her prose classes. Six workshops commencing 11th February – 6th May (fortnightly) will cover the teachings & philosophy of Natalie Goldberg - author of Writing Down the Bones & Wild Mind.
Workshop #111th February
An introduction into Natalie Goldberg’s Philosophy on Writing Practice/ Enlightenment/Releasing the Imagination/ Making that kamikaze leap.
Workshop #2 25th February
Dredging stuff from your mind, and being the judge of your own private knowledge.
Workshop #311th March
Some thoughts on Zen Meditation & how to discover original detail. Class looks at ways of tapping into ORIGINAL DETAIL/ releasing your wild mind.
Workshop #4 25th March
Introducing the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics.
Workshop #58th April
By-passing your internal editor.
NO CLASS 22nd April – Easter Good Friday
Workshop #6 6th May
Developing your craft. Writing beyond your comfort zone. Hemingway once wrote, “Write hard and clear about what hurts.”


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