Writers of the Far South Coast (WFSC) are an inclusive, non-profit writers club that has been around since 1981. Our members are from all walks of life, young and old, men and women, published and unpublished, who meet regularly on the 3rd Saturday of each month to support each other’s writing goals.
Volunteer members on the WFSC committee understand the unique hardships of living in a rural area. Their efforts go above and beyond, on a shoestring budget, to nurture the talents of local authors and provide reasonably priced, professional development opportunities, closer to home, here on the Far South Coast of NSW, in the Bega Valley Shire.
Authors asked to present our workshops are worth every penny and more, yet ofttimes subsidise their fees or choose to billet with one of our friendly members. With their generosity plus the creative budgeting of the WFSC committee, low annual membership fees, invaluable venue hire waivers, assistance from our sister writing organisations, sporadic donations and elusive grants… the Writers of the Far South Coast keep on writing.
Get involved. Become a member or donate today.
Yesterday afternoon, the Writers of the Far South Coast were presented with a crisp cheque of $2,970 from the Mumbulla Foundation. The grant is to be put towards a series of six workshops for local authors during which Dr Rae Luckie will assist attendees in composing and polishing their memoir-esque stories for a compilation book written for primary-school-aged children. The working title: “When I was your age…”
Our AGM is fast approaching and will be held at 11am this Saturday, 7th of December at the Broken Oar in Pambula Beach.
As with many of you, the current committee have other personal commitments which they now need to prioritise. Therefore, the current executive will not be restanding. This includes the roles of president, secretary and treasurer. Unfortunately, the club has not yet received nominations or an expression of interest to table at the upcoming AGM. If we do not receive any nominations on the day, the current committee will wind down the club as a legal entity and return the grant to Mumbulla.
It’s time for a new way forward and new leadership at the helm.
If you have ever considered becoming a member or joining the committee we would urge you to come along this Saturday.
The club’s existence is only as strong as its membership.
As always, keep writing,