YAY! Logan City Council will now fund Logan Writers Week, 11th to 16th of October.
Which means I can pay for newspaper advertising, Guest speaker Doctor David Reiter of Interactive Publications, 14 Logan writers and 3 illustrators … and the other costs involved in organising a writers festival.
In April, I applied for an Arts Queensland grant with the backing of sponsors, local and state government, writing associations and local business. Months ago, I booked timeslots for events within the library network. This year Grant applications were highly competitive with almost 100 applicants but only 33 receiving grants.
In late August, I was devastated when I received the reject letter from Arts Queensland. What am I going to do now? I felt embarrassed. What am I going to tell everybody?
But I became more determined than ever to see Logan Writers Week come to fruition. I couldn’t back out now.
Luckily Logan City Council came to my rescue. A special thanks goes to Mayor Pam Parker and Logan Councillors Lisa Bradley and Darren Powers for contributing money from their discretionary funds.
Logan Writers Week will go ahead with all the original events, just on a tighter budget.
Thanks also to Rowena Willmott and Logan City Libraries for arranging in-house brochures and a special booklet.
I’m proud to announce FREE Writing Workshops for Logan Writers Week …
How to Critique the Writing of Others … Jodi Cleghorn …Tues 12th Oct @ 9.30am
Hypodome Library …ph 3412 4120
Are you a Scribbler or a Litterateur? … Dawn Alice …Tues 12 Oct @ 2.00pm
Logan West Library … ph 3412 4160
Childrens Picture Book Workshop … Karen Collum Wed 13th Oct @ 9.30am
Jimboomba Community Centre … ph 3412 4430
Please book early … Limited seating for these interactive workshops.
I’m so proud to be part of Logan City Writers.
We’re a band of motivated writers, determined to raise our Writer’s profile and place Logan City on the map as an emerging Literary Centre.