July 2022

Rocky River ‘Riters’ reading for June was Any Ordinary Day by Leigh Sales. The reading for July is A New Name for the Colour Blue by Annette Marner.

Members choose new words and phrases from readings they do in the month. Words included conflagration, asymptopically, woke, incunabulum, sacerdotal, laification and floccillation.

Quotes included “Aibileen can still tell a dirty joke that’ll make you tinkle in your pants.”

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 ruby_08@bigpond.com before July 7th. The challenge for June is to write about “Out of the Ashes”.

We are planning another editing workshop as part of our programme for 2022 to take place in August. We are looking forward to a speaker from the Laura Literary Awards, Dr Annette Marner, 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 have been judged for the 2022 Laura Literary Awards. Winners will be announced at the Laura Literary Awards presentation at the Diocesan Hall in Gladstone on the 13th of August from 2:30 pm. The Laura Literary Awards book of winners and runners up for 2022 will be available then.

Rocky River ‘Riters’ meetings are in Gladstone the second Friday of every month. Please contact us for meeting information.  The creative writing meetings have been changed due to safety concerns with night driving. These meetings are now on the fourth Saturday of each month at the Diocesan Hall in Gladstone. The next session will be Saturday 24th September. (There won’t be one in August due to our workshop).

Our next meeting will be on August 12th.

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.