April 2022

Rocky River ‘Riters’ reading for March was BURTUNDY WEIR on the DARLING RIVER by Joe Murraywith members reporting on the book. The reading for April is Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand.

Members choose new words and quotes from readings they do in the month. Words included scrutinise, indubitability, argute, multifariously, interstice, monostitch poem, quark, charabange oligarch, chaise longue, duff, fascicles and calvados. Quotes included “He remained motionless, a well-filled bundle of clothes.”, “If you can’t sleep, don’t count sheep, talk to the shepherd.” And “Turn your waiting room into a classroom.”

Rocky River ‘Riters’ newest book, Reflections, is available by contacting our secretary, or from Reflections in Crystal Brook, the Information Centre in Laura, or SFDC in Gladstone, for $15.

Each month there is a writing challenge to members to write about the topic for the following month’s meeting. This challenge is open to anyone who wishes to enter. The topic is given and a piece needs to be written to that topic before next meeting. If you wish to enter, please write a short piece of prose or poetry to the topic and send to our secretary at pattoomer@gmail.com before May 11th. The challenge for March is to write about “the report”.

We are planning another editing workshop as part of our programme for 2022 to take place in April. We are looking forward to our speaker from the Laura Literary Awards, Peter Brune, running this for us.

The Laura Literary Awards book of winners and runners up for 2021 is available from Rocky River ‘Riters, or the above shops, for $15.

Entries are now being taken for the 2022 Laura Literary Awards. Closing Date for this year’s competition is May 6th. Entry forms are available from our website.

Rocky River ‘Riters’ meetings are in Gladstone the second Friday of every month. Please contact us for meeting information. Our next meeting will be on May 13th.

Please contact us if you are interested in joining our group – jhhc@bigpond.com.       Phone 0417849441

Go to Rocky River ‘Riters’ website:            https://rockyriverriters.club

Happy reading to everyone.