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Grassroots Writers – Program Almost Ready

We are getting excited. There is a collection of wonderful presenters who have nominated to conduct some super-useful sessions for our Grassroots Writers Weekend. Can’t name names yet until it’s official but make sure you have those dates in your diary because you won’t want to miss out on what’s heading your way.

  • March 27-29 inclusive
  • Port Macquarie
  • Very economical entry fee

If you write fantasy, memoir, crime, non-fiction, screenplays, poetry, historical fiction or another genre, we’ve got you covered. If you want to practice your craft and deepen those skills, we have you covered. If you want to learn more about the publishing side or starting your platform with a blog, we’ve got you covered.  If you want to not feel so alone and look forward to connecting with other writers in a positive and productive way, we got you covered.

Cross off FRIDAY March 27, SATURDAY March 28 and SUNDAY March 29 – you’ll be a Grassroots Writer for the weekend.

Once we have approval and confirmed our presenters, we’ll let you know. Get on the email list so you don’t miss out – [email protected].

Tickets will be on sale early in 2020!

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Grassroots Writers Weekend 2020

It’s on its way!

Grassroots Writers Weekend will be in Port Macquarie from March 27 through to March 29 in 2020.

What a great way to get your new writing year well underway. Mingle and learn all weekend. Grassroots was conceived as a community event, run by the community, for the community. Writers gather together to share what they know and collaborate (or commiserate) on the world that is writing.

Put the dates in your diary now.

More details to come as the event takes shape.

The Port 500 Competition – Just For Us

Flash-fiction is a great way to produce some terrific writing, especially if you are under a deadline.

A flash-fiction competition enables you to access ideas and turns of phrase which you may not find when you sit down to write in a longer, more peaceful mode. It doesn’t suit everyone but it’s another tool in the arsenal of writing methods.

Port Writers will introduce the Port500 in October.

The aim is to incorporate a set of assigned prompts into a complete story using only 500 words. Hence, Port500. We even made up a nifty trophy that you can proudly display for the month if you win.

How It Works

  • Each meeting the Agenda is sent by email and will include the prompts you need to include
  • You have the time from receiving the agenda until the meeting to write your 500 words
  • At the meeting, register your entry at the front desk
  • A segment each meeting is dedicated to the Port500 – you’ll have a chance to review your entry before reading it
  • Each entrant reads their 500 words
  • The members’ present judge by way of applause which story they liked best
  • If you win, you take home the Port500 trophy until the next month

The Port500 is not too serious – just another way PWI offers members to develop their craft – yet it’s surprising what is written.

The competition is only open to Port Writers Inc members and you need to be there on the day to read your 500 words in front of the judging panel – the other members.

As they say, you’ve got to be in it to win it 🙂