Write Links Meeting 29 June 2018
Blog by Tyrion Perkins
Rainforest Writing Retreat
Each year a large group of authors head for the Scenic Rim hills, to stay at O’Reilly’s and top up their writing skills, while immersed in the beautiful rainforest environment. Some love it so much they attend every year. Charmaine Clancy created it five years ago, so she could go, and it has been running each May ever since.
She showed us photos from 2018’s retreat which included talks by Kylie Chan, Brian Faulkner, and Founder of Book Cover Café, Anthony Puttee. Queenie Chan gave a workshop on graphic novels, and Robert D Gennari showed how to fight and write about it. Kaz Delaney acted as a mentor to attendees, and we drooled at the food baked by another Write Links member, Christine Titheradge.
Charmaine reported that they have now set it up as a non-profit organisation, and created a Facebook group for everyone who has attended in the past. She is also working on publishing an annual anthology. As a past attendee I can highly recommend it.
Go to http://www.rainforestwritingretreat.com for more information.