March 2022

Rocky River ‘Riters’ reading for February was The Tattooist of Auschwiz by Heather Morris, with members reporting on the book. The reading for March, due to a changeover in our very helpful library, is a choice of book we read in the month to report to the group on.

Members choose new words and quotes from readings they do in the month. Words included oneiric, tumid, narcoleptic and picaresque. Quotes included “the advice that might be worthless but that had the stench of wisdom.” and ‘Some people feel the rain, others just get wet.”

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 prose or poetry to the topic and send to our secretary at before April 6th. The challenge for March is to write about “the missing tooth”.

We are planning another editing workshop as part of our programme for 2022 to take place in April. We are lucky to get our speaker from the Laura Literary Awards, Peter Brune, to run 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.

The creative writing meetings are being held in Crystal Brook on the 4th Wednesday each month at 6:30 pm. Please contact us for meeting information. The next session is Wednesday March 23rd.

Our next meeting will be on April 8th. We are looking forward to our new members Michelel, Robyn and Gabba.

Please contact us if you are interested in joining our group – Phone 0417849441

Happy reading to everyone.