Explore creative side in writing master class
If you're an aspiring novelist, don't miss the chance to learn all the tricks of the trade from the experts themselves at a Creative Writing Master Class at the Sunshine Coast University next month.
Part of the Caloundra City Libraries innovative Third Place program, the Creative Writing Master Class will see Maria Arena and Ross Watkins from the University of the Sunshine Coast's Creative Writing department present a hands on workshop series exploring the basic skills of a creative writer.
Caloundra City Mayor Don Aldous said through The Third Place program, Caloundra City Libraries aim to promote libraries as community hubs that offer opportunities for creativity, connection, recreation and learning, and as catalysts to personal growth.
"Third Place draws its name from a term coined by urban sociologist Ray Oldenburg, who says that most people have three places in their lives that define them - home, work and a third place.
"It refers to community places where people can gather and interact, such as our City's libraries," Cr Aldous said.
Activities held as part of the innovative program, which received $24,700 in funding from the State Library, included an industry forum held earlier this year, and an upcoming literary series - a series of four lectures exploring themes in iconic Australian literature.
The Creative Writing Master Class will be held on Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 November, from 10am to 3.30pm at the Kawana Branch Library. The cost is $100, which includes morning and afternoon tea on both days.
For more information, contact Caloundra Central Library on 5491 1255. To book, contact The Events Centre ph 5491 4240.