LH1 READING CLUB
Day: First and Third Friday each month
Starts: Friday 7th February - 4th December 2020
Time: 1.00 - 2.30pm
Presenter: Marjorie Tillyer. (Ph: 8391 3671)
Venue: Mount Barker Library.
We are a reading group – read what you like and discuss it with us, or perhaps read a book brought along by another member. This way we share our love of reading and are introduced to different authors and their writing.
New members are welcome!
LH4 APPRECIATING POETRY
Starts: 5th February – 2nd December 2020
Time: 1.30 - 3.30 pm
Day: First and third Wednesday of the month
Presenter: Jackie Mussared Ph: 0417 842 694
Venue: Community Room, Coventry Library, Stirling
Let 2020 be the year when you acknowledge your secret interest in poetry! Join us in studying poets and the times and places in which they wrote. Study poems from the 1500s to the 21st century. Learn to appreciate the techniques which poets use to make their poems memorable.
LH2 BOOK GROUP
Starts: 10th Feb – 14th December 2020
Time: 2.00pm - 3.30pm
Date: 2nd Monday of the month incl. public holidays
Presenter: Merrilie Rowley 0400 268 214
Venue: Aldgate Toy Library, Fenchurch Street
The Book Group is an enthusiastic reading group who have been meeting for many years, albeit with an everchanging group of participants! We try hard to read our monthly book and always enjoy a lively discussion, quite often with varying viewpoints. The books are all novels and chosen to represent diverse cultural backgrounds and authors. Members source own books – contact Merrilie if you need help with this.
(Participants source own books.)
Feb 10 The Ladies Paradise – Emil Zola
Mar 9 Midwinter Break – Bernard MacLaverty
Apr 13 Signs for Lost Children – Sarah Moss
May 11 Family Life – Akhil Sharma
Jun 8 July’s People – Nadine Gordimer
Jul 13 Purple Hibiscus – Chimamanda Ngozi Adiche
Aug 10 Singapore Grip – J.G. Farrell
Sep 14 The Gustav Sonata – Rose Tremain
Oct 12 Dark Places – Kate Grenville
Nov 9 Life Class – Pat Barker
Dec 14 Conversations with Friends – Sally Rooney
LH6 WRITING FOR ENJOYMENT (LITTLEHAMPTON)
Day: 2nd & 4th Tuesday of the month (in term time)
Starts: 28th January – 24th November 2020
Time: 10:00am - 12:00noon
Presenter: Lyn Dickason. Ph: 0468 870 895
Venue: Littlehampton Uniting Church
A relaxed group who enjoy writing in all its many styles. We have fun writing and sharing short stories over refreshments and support each other in friendship.
Please bring writing book & pen.
LH7 WRITING CREATIVELY (ALDGATE)
Presenter: Tony Rogers
Venue: CFS Hall, 21 Strathablyb Rd, Aldgate
Day: Tuesday, weekly (excluding school holidays)
Starts: 4th February– 8th December 2020
Time: 10am - 12noon
Creative writing is a way of expressing yourself, entertaining others and of sharing one's experiences. You can pretend anything you want and help your readers do the same. If you have stories and ideas you would like to put on paper, come and get some hints - you may find it is more fun than you expected. If you are already a keen writer, then share your ideas. The course will be structured around participant's interests and needs.
LH3 CLASSIC AMERICAN LITERATURE
Presenter: Nina Chicco Ph: 8339 3775 0400 425 123
Venue: Coventry Library, Stirling
Day: Friday, fortnightly (excluding school holidays)
Starts: 31st January- 11th December 2020
Time: 2pm - 4pm
We will be studying such famous classics as To Kill a Mocking Bird by Harper Lee, Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain and The Great Gatsby by Scott Fitzgerald, and asking what makes these works great examples of fiction. Other works will be added later on in the year.
LH5 LET’S WRITE (MT BARKER)
Presenter: Lyn Dickason 0468 870 895
Venue: Mt Barker Community Centre, Dumas Rd
Day: 1st & 3rd Tuesday of the month
Starts: 4th Feb - 1st Dec (excluding school hols)
Time: 10.00am - 12.00pm
Enjoy jotting down your thoughts, making up stories for your grandchildren, scribbling poetry or just love writing? We are a friendly happy group who share a laugh over our writing. Please note enrolments will only be accepted in either LH5 or LH6
LH8 WRITING A WORK OF FICTION (BRIDGEWATER)
Presenter: Fred Guilhaus 0407 792 334
Venue: The Oak, Uniting Church,
409 Mt Barker Road, Bridgewater
Day: Wednesday, fortnightly
Starts: 12th Feb – 1st Jul (excluding school hols)
Time: 10am - 12 noon
You must want to write a short story or a novel. This course is for fiction writers only. We shall attempt to write that story you have always wanted to write. The presenter has five published novels, all with positive reviews and the course will progress your work in an open forum. (Must be an avid reader of fiction and have some skill in writing fiction.)
LH9 CREATIVE WRITING (MT BARKER)
Presenter: Michele Langman 8391 0497
Venue: Mt Barker Library, Mt Barker
Day: Monday, weekly
Starts: 3rd Feb – 29th June
Time: 10am - 12 noon
For people with reasonable writing experience wanting to stimulate creative writing skills in a friendly and encouraging atmosphere. By meeting weekly we develop writing practice and by reading our work to each other we develop confidence. While positive responses are given, critiquing is not. Emphasis is sharing the unique possibilities of each other’s writing.
LH11 DOING HISTORY
Presenter: Tony Rogers 0402 414 150
Venue: CFS Hall, 21 Strathalbyn Road, Aldgate
Day: 1st & 3rd Thursdays (except school hols)
Starts: 6th Feb. – 3rd Dec
Time: 10am - 12noon
We look at what history is, what it is not and what it can do for you. We discuss the gathering of information and the writing of history. There will be a particular emphasis on talking to people: developing effective interview techniques to gather oral information, putting that information into written form and then using the evidence to ask questions of the past.
This course will help you write the history you want to write.