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

Sunday, June 26, 2011

New Prose Series with Nandi Chinna at the FAC

Four Hills and a Cloud - Writing on Walking

Poet Wallace Stevens writes:
‘In my room, the world is beyond my understanding;
But when I walk I see that it consists of three or four
hills and a cloud’ (Stevens, 1955, p. 57).

In these workshops, writers will investigate the practice of walking as a creative tool. From Basho to Wordsworth, Janet Cardiff to Richard Long, many artists and writers have used the practice of walking to inform their creativity. Participants will undertake short walks and will be instructed in the practice of ‘reading’ the environment with the senses. Writers will then do a series of writing exercises using our walking experiences as raw material for creating prose pieces.
Classes do not require a prior booking. Cost per class: OOTA $20, NON-OOTA $25, $20 Conc. Classes commence (each Friday fortnight) at 10.00am-noon. All welcome!
1st Workshop is Friday, 1st July
2nd Workshop is Friday, 15th July
3rd Workshop is Friday, 29th July

Tuesday, June 21, 2011


Celebrate the launch of three new poetry collections with an evening of live music and performance poetry, featuring: TRACY RYAN – MICHAEL HEALD – KEVIN GILLAM – ANDREW LANSDOWN – LIANA JOY CHRISTENSEN – AMANDA JOY – JOHN CHARLES RYAN – CAITLYN MALING
Thursday 7 July, 6pm for a 6.30pm start
Fremantle Arts Centre
1 Finnerty Street Fremantle
RSVP: OR ring: 08 94306331

Monday, June 6, 2011

Our congratulations to Mary on the publication of 'Beyond Borders'

Beyond Borders by Mary Nakashiba (aka Jarzabkowski) is a major achievement by one of our members. This is a memoir of cultural significance. It is a story of the personal struggle of a multicultural family (Australian/Japanese), and the punitive actions of a government during the war years in Australia. Mary's story is worth knowing and worth reading. Factually written in beautiful prose, she portrays the harsh reality of the times with stoicism and humour. The reader will not be disappointed. Mary's memoir can be purchased at BookPal or purchased through major bookstores.
Our thanks to Josephine Clarke for the pic above showing Mary and the Friday OOTA writers celebrating her success with a bottle of champagne!


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