Rocky River ’Riters began in 1994 as an initiative of the Rocky River Health Services to assist rural people to express themselves, especially in difficult times of drought and rural decline. It began as a creative writing program, and over the years has developed into a reading group as well as a support and encouragement group. Member of the group come from diverse backgrounds.
Most people in the group are not serious writers working on their own publications but are ordinary people who enjoy reading and creating stories and verse. We enjoy hearing each others’ stories and wish to share them with you.
We come from Gladstone in South Australia and surrounding towns including Laura, Crystal Brook Georgetown, Red Hill and Narridy. The Rocky River flows through this area and is the connecting link in the area.
Rocky River ’Riters meet twice a month:
- On the second Friday of the month at 9:30 AM at the Gilbert White Community Centre (formally the RSL Hall), Fifth Street, Gladstone, South Australia, for committee meeting, book club discussion, sharing of unusual words and a story on a set theme.
- The Creative Writing meeting is on the fourth Wednesday of the month at 6:30 PM in the Crystal Brook Hospital Meeting room. Members who are willing take it in turns to stimulate the rest of the groups mind with tasks or exercises.
Laura Literary Awards
The Rocky River ‘Riters will host a presentation night for the 2017 Laura Literary Awards on 22 April, 2017 at 7:00PM at the Gilbert White Community Hall in Gladstone. South Australia.
Entries close for the Laura Literary Awards on Friday 24th March 2017
Book Launch – The Bard from the Scrub
By Ben Eggleton
Jamestown Community Library
Friday 21st October 2016 at 4pm
Book Presentation – Into Africa with a Smile
By Linda Bootherstone
Port Pirie Regional Library
Sunday 23rd October at 2:30pm
Clare Readers & Writers Festival
Bringing Readers & Writers Together
26-27 November 2016
Download program at www.thewriterweek.com