The fancy timeline list view of this calendar is here. Let me know which version you like better.
I decided to put this calendar for the month of June together on a whim. And then people loved it. So this is the monster list of everything even remotely writerly and literary that is going on in Perth and WA in the month of July 2016 from today onwards.
So a few quick answers to questions:
Will this list always be on this site?
Can you compile a list for Victoria and Melbourne?
Not at this point – no time to spare. Please take it on as a project and let us know so we can pass/share/link to it. If you find this useful & are immensely grateful and want to compensate me for my time spent on this, go check out my Patreon.
I am more concerned about the end result: getting info to people who need it. Because I get it – writing centres and other organisations are often run with the help of volunteers or with limited resources. Either you can’t do everything you want to or you lack the technical knowhow. Hence why I would rather collaborate with organisations than be all “My precious!” about it and why I am happy for people to pass the list around or add stuff from it to their own lists.
To me, it just made sense to have a one stop shop for as much of it as possible.
Is this list duplicating other lists?
In parts yes, but as a whole, no. Events have come from ASA, AWM, APWN, AWG, IPEd, Society of Editors WA, FAWWA, PCWC, KSP, Writing WA, a few libraries and all the WA universities and bookshops and groups to compile the list. Think of this one as an almost exhaustive list collating almost everything in one place.
Can we send you information?
Yes. Please tweet your info at me at @mwikramanayake. Please send me signings/talks/lectures/comps/courses. If sending writing group details, check the end of the list first. Authors/organisations/libraries/bookstores/universities/bookclubs can all send info in.
What are these odd events you have added in?
Very likely things I think journalists would be interested in or things writers specialising in certain forms/genres/subjects would be keen on.
I don’t like scrolling…
Here is a calendar view w/ categories. Please stay tuned for possible GCal/iCal functionality.
A suspected petrol bomb was left in a parked car outside the Thornlie Mosque and Australian Islamic College during the Perth Muslim community’s prayer session earlier this evening.Continue reading
I am not great at metaphors but this video helps.
I want to talk about writing groups today.
As you may or may not already be aware, I do attend a regular writing session/group with two friends of mine every Friday. We sit in a bar, I write my book, they write their PhD theses and come four or five pm we have beer. Continue reading
The circular diagram in this video is very helpful for plotting your stories.
The BBC has an arm called the BBC Academy. In this video Peter Allen discusses interviewing techniques for journalists to use.
This is a fantastic piece on etymology and the fascinating ways in which we have thought about ourselves and ideas and how we can trace all that by following the history of a word. Word nerds, geek out.
A good primer on Pi if you want to brush up on your numeracy.
I decided to put this calendar for the month of June together on a whim. And then it took forever. So this is the monster list of everything even remotely writerly and literary that is going on in Perth and WA in the month of June from today onwards.
Anyone who says the arts is dead in Perth is wrong – it was tiring to compile and it is tiring to even contemplate. IF this does prove useful to you, let me know if you want me to do one each month. IF so, then Emily Paull will be helping to collate info & we will be cross posting here with the calendar maintained on a permanent page, at her site and possibly also on DWOA.
Authors: a lot of bookstores/libraries are too busy to update their events pages so please tweet at me @mwikramanayake or else we may never know & I may not see your other tweets/posts.
WritingWA, ASA, MEAA, AWG & IPEd: 1. Yes, you can nick the list & post it wherever you like. 2. Please let us know of events too, both literary & journalistic – tweet them @mwikramanayake so my email doesn’t die.
Other organisations/bookstores/libraries: send us your events please.
Readers: send us your bookclub information too if you want new members.