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Being introduced at the Avon Valley Writers Festival, 2012.

Talk about booking well in advance: the West Australian branch of the Society of Women Writers asked me at the beginning of the year, to run a workshop ‘Writing for the Screen’ in October.

I’m told they expect around 60 people to attend the General Meeting and stay for my presentation – so I’m looking forward to the challenge.  🙂

Well used to presenting to an audience either in person, on a stage or on screen, I’m not really worried about showing a short film made from my script then talking about my experience.

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Some of the audience for my Avon Valley Writers Festival workshop having a go at a one pager, 2012.

 

The intention is to also get them to have a go at a one pager, then pick a couple to read out and critique. A similar workshop during the inaugural Avon Valley Writers Festival in 2012 was very successful.

So if you’re around on the 20th October – a Wednesday lunchtime and are interested getting an IDEA – because it’s a HUGE subject, of writing for the screen… why not book your place now by contacting the WA branch of the Society of Women’s Writers.

 

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Circles

In this match of life
others call a game
my hands flutter to
find the finger holes.

I fix my gaze on pins
measuring the lane
grip hard and swing
bowling ball aimed.

Been knocked down
but stubborn as a pin
I stand again, ready
for the next bowler.

Frances Macaulay Forde © 2007

 

Written to art by the disabled for ‘Creative Connections’ exhibition in 2007.

 

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Raffles Hotel, Singapore, 2002

In honor of today’s re-blog from Damyanti in Singapore (a place I love to visit), I thought I’d share a couple of poems written during a workshop on Chinese Poetry at the Peter Cowan Writers Centre run by a fellow poet and old friend Helen Hagemann, in 2001.

 

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Spiked fir branches moving.

Dance together as one.  When

intruder breezes

stirring the pot of Heaven

renew Earth’s green mountain skin.

 

2.

Fire clings to plastic

devouring coloured hues.

Melts all pretence down,

slides it away from view

to reveal bones bare of truth.

 

Frances Macaulay Forde © 2001

 

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I agree with Damyanti, writing is close to meditation for me too!

Do you walk in Beauty?.

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My Books Are Here!

Congratulations, Lauri.

Lauri Fortino's Frog On A (B)log

I’m super thrilled to share that my author copies of The Peddler’s Bed have arrived from Ripple Grove Press today, right on my doorstep!

When I arrived home today, there was a package on my doorstep. When I arrived home today, there was a package on my doorstep. What could it be?

O. M. Gosh, it's my author copies of The Peddler's Bed! O. M. Gosh, it’s my author copies of The Peddler’s Bed, direct from Ripple Grove Press!

It's beautiful! It’s beautiful!

Today was the very first time I got to hold my book in my hands. It’s so surreal, but awesome too! Bong Redila’s illustrations are gorgeous! And Rob and Amanda at Ripple Grove Press did a tremendous job bringing all the elements of the book together. I can’t wait to share The Peddler’s Bed with the world on September 1, 2015!

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10 Reasons Kids Need to Read Non-Disney Fairy Tales.

Coloring Books for Adults top Amazon Bestsellers lists.

@FrancesMForde  #FrancesMacForde  #FairyTales  #Disney  #KidsReading  #AdultColouring  #Books

 

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“Red Umbrella Series” by Jessica McCallum from ‘Raincheck’ Exhibition 2010

 

Ripples merge you and I

into a private existence

mirroring each other;

different shades of blues,

silver rings of protection,

white dots of hope,

green patches of communication,

blue background of love.

 

Until someone else

jumps in with both feet,

splashing and spreading confusion,

drenching our safeness 

with questions, green jealousy 

and blue moon moods,

holding a red umbrella.

 

After a while calm silver

reflects our feelings,

reminding us what we had

in our perfect puddle,

holding a mirror to our faces

before rubber boots intruded.

 

Until we realized what we had

before…

 

Frances Macaulay Forde © 2010

 

Raincheck an exhibition in case of showers…  2010 

Artworks by Mixed Media Artist, Jessica McCallum

Held Aug 23 – Sept 10, 2010 at Subiaco Arts Centre Gallery, Perth, WA.

(Poetry postcards from exhibitions available from JESSICA McCALLUM)

 

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