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Writing Interest Group 2024

August 18 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM AEST

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GSQ Writing Group

GSQ’s Writing Group was formed in 2012 and grew out of two education sessions presented in 2011. We meet five times per year on the third Sunday of even months, except December. From our beginnings as a small cohort of 10 members to a regular attendance of between 20-30, the group’s activities have also evolved.

As at June 2021 our meetings are held virtually via Zoom from 10am to 12 noon. It is hoped that we can have a mix of Zoom and face-to-face meetings in the future to provide members with the opportunity to do some personal research as well as engage with other members over morning tea and lunch, as well as meet the needs of those members who do not use Zoom.

2024 – 18 Feb; 21 April; 16 June; 18 Aug; 20 Oct;

The format for the meeting varies depending on the main topic to be discussed. Regular features include short practice sessions on a random topic; review of writing submitted by members in advance; an opportunity for members to share their achievements. Main topics we have covered include grammar, writing and style, evidence and proof, citation and referencing, copyright, different formats and structures for family histories, and many more. We have had guest speakers from time to time.

Members are encouraged to share their writing as group members may be able to provide suggestions for enhancing the style, format, etc. All comments are constructive, and the writer has discretion on whether to accept them or not. It does help, however, to have input from those not connected with a story.

Group members are at different stages of their writing; some are published authors, whereas others are just beginning. It is exciting to note that most of the winners of the Joan Reese Memorial Short Story Competition are members of the Writing Group. We regularly review how the group operates in order to meet the differing needs of beginning and more experienced writers.

All GSQ members are welcome to attend, a gold coin donation towards morning tea and purchase of materials is appreciated.

At present meetings are being held via Zoom. Contact Convenor Pauline on writing@gsq.org.au  for the Zoom Link and further Information.


August 18
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Event Category:


Virtually via Zoom
QLD Australia


(07) 3349 6072
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Credit Card:
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Also, please note that the GSQ education program is prepared many months in advance. Occasionally, changes need to be made due to circumstances which are out of GSQ’s control.
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