School Holiday Activity: Songwriting
Who writes the songs? You do! Join in a Song Writing Workshop this school holidays with local music tutor Ken Smith. Ken teaches ukulele at the Orange Regional Conservatorium. So bring along your on your ukulele (if you have one, and if you don’t – that’s okay) and learn about music and lyrics. For ages 8 – 11 years. Please book your place by calling Orange City Library on 6393 8132.
Join in one of these classes:
Wednesday 24 September 2 – 3pm or Wednesday 1 October 2 – 3pm
Places Available: Photographic Storytelling Workshop
Learn skills in visual storytelling using photography during this two-part workshop series. Participants will create a collaborative photo story about a local community event and learn how to publish their images on the ABC Open website abc.net.au/open
Workshop Part 1: Discover the art of documentary photography
Saturday 5 April, 10:00am – 12:00pm
Orange City Library (Local Studies Room)
Workshop Part 2: Photographing on location
Saturday 12 April, 9:00am – 12:30pm
Orange Region Farmers Market* (Meet outside Orange Regional Gallery)
*Gold coin donation for door entry into this event – proceeds to Rotary Club of Orange Daybreak. Market event moves to Orange Showground in wet weather.
Limited places. Bookings essential:
Luke Wong ABC Central West. Phone: 6393 2542 – Mob: 0409 595 348
Open to all skill levels. Bring your digital camera. Participants must be able to attend both workshops. Participants under 18 years old will be required to bring along a parent or guardian. http://abc.net.au/open
Seniors Week Event: WWl Objects and Family Stories
Want to preserve family history? Join in this workshop as part of Seniors Week. Presented by staff from the National Archives of Australia and Orange City Library, the workshop is an opportunity to commemorate the centenary of World War 1. It will be held on Wednesday 19th March from 2pm – 4pm. This workshop is designed to focus on research of the service records of the men and women who served in the armed forces during WWI. Participants are encouraged to bring along one or two objects or photographic memorabilia to prompt research direction. Admission is free, but please book your place by calling the Library on 6393 8132. See you there!
ABC Open Writing Workshop at Orange City Library Thursday 1st August
Drop-in to Orange City Library on Thursday 1st August (First Thursday of the month) for our drop-in writing workshop with Luke Wong from ABC Open from 4pm – 6pm. Find out about how to get involved in ABC Open 500 words monthly projects. The Central West Writers’ Centre Group had a great time last month discovering how it works and they have published their stories on line and now you can too. Bring along your laptop or tablet or call by to find out more details. For further info contact ABC Open Producer Luke Wong on 6393 2542.
Author talk and Writing Workshop
The stars and planets are at the heart of a novel that writer Melanie Joosten will work on during a month-long residency in Orange. Melanie has arrived in Orange and will be guest speaker at Orange City Library on Wednesday 5th December at 5.30pm. Come along to hear about her latest writing project.
Melanie will also present a Writing Good Fiction Workshop on Saturday 8th December from 10.30am – 12.30pm. This workshop will cover the basics of creative writing by asking participants to interrogate the elements of good fiction. How do you create memorable characters? How do you find your writing voice? How do you create narrative tension? How can setting convey emotion? What do you do with a piece of writing that’s just not working? What use is an unreliable narrator? How do you find something to write about? How can reading help you write?
Please call the Library on 6393 8132 to book your place at these events. Writing Australia, a consortium of the state and territory writers’ centres, has developed this new regional residency scheme, titled ‘Places’, to support the writing of new Australian works.