Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Camp Creative with Bryce Courtenay

Two members of the NVWG, Robbie Baer and Maggie Veness, enjoyed an inspiring five day workshop with Bryce Courtenay at Camp Creative.

While this talented story-teller shared countless experiences from his extraordinary life, he held the class in the palm of his hand.

In addition to being a fiction writing guru, Courtenay was a proud, humble, thoughtful, and extremely generous tutor.

- Maggie

Saturday, January 16, 2010

NVWG Christmas Party

For the final meeting each year, we always gather together for a Christmas celebration and this year Elizabeth kindly offered the hospitality of her beautiful house in Bellingen.

First there was food, and more food.

Lots of philosophical discussion and debate.

Much laughter and smiles.

And seconds.

An impromptu meeting where we each stated our goals or wishes for 2010.

And some home-grown song.

And then there was Secret Santa.

Round and round it goes.

Is anyone holding the present they bought? No? Then time to open them.

A fun day, a nice gathering.

And Nancy's photos from the day will appear soon.