It seems that artisans in Mangawhai are not limited to pottery and painting. Just a month ago Bevan Lawrence spread the word to see if there were any budding scribes like himself who were interested in meeting to form a writers group.
On Thursday May 10, ten writers turned up, pencils at the ready, to the inaugrual meeting of the Mangawhai Writers Group at the Mangawhai Village Library.
“This was in response to the article in the Focus of April 23,” says Bevan, both pleased and surprised not only at the turnout but also the variety of genres represented. “Several participants had childrens books and stories. There were authors of sci-fi, chic-lit, poetry, health and fiction. A noted novelist and a professional illustrator also came.”
The program is envisaged to have practice or paragraph readings plus guest speakers and book reviews.
The second meeting was held last Thursday at the library, thanks to chief librarian Judy Langmuir, surrounded by the warmth and atmosphere of books.
If you are suppressing a story that should be told or would like more information on the group, contact Bevan at email@example.com or phone 480 1949.