Bellingen Writers' Group is launching its first publication next weekend.
Bellingen Writers' Group is launching its first publication next weekend.

Bellingen writers publish work

INSPIRED by having a writers’ festival in their own backyard, the Bellingen Writers' Group have produced their own publication for the upcoming event.

500 Words More or Less is a collection of writings shaped by what group members have brought to meetings in their three formative years.

“A topic is selected each month and we write in whatever form we choose and then read our pieces aloud for feedback,” member Dorin Hart said.

“We came up with the idea of producing something ourselves last Christmas.

“It’s very exciting because not only is this our first group publication, but also for most of us, it’s our first published piece of creative writing.”

The often-entertaining self-selected compilation of 32 writings covers a wide range of subjects from personal memoir to mischievous fiction and travel logs.

It will be launched by well-known arts patron Gillian Helfgott next Saturday, April 8, at noon in the Maam Gaduying Park marquee.



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