In the words of Oprah Winfrey…

March 20, 2011

Categories: Oprah Winfrey, Ryan O'Connell and Loz Bell get married, Year of Writing for Children Victorian Writers Centre

that’s what I’m talking bout!
What a great weekend.

Saturday saw us make the trip to Phillip Island – an ideal setting for a beautiful wedding. Standing on a clifftop, blue sky, blue sea and the sound of the surf pounding in the background while a gorgeous young couple – Ryan O’Connell and Loz Bell, outdoor freaks both – pledged their love for each other in the presence of family and friends. A warm day turned into a balmy night, the moon was full and we dragged ourselves away at a late hour to return to Melbourne for Sunday commitments.

Sunday should have been a letdown (an early start, and were those stomach stumbles a result of too much champagne?).
It wasn’t.
Today was the first class of the Year of Writing for Children (YOWFC) and what an awesome class.
The Board Room – our space at the Wheelers Centre – set the tone. A big space with lots of light and state of the art equipment. (And right next door to the tea room – what a bonus!)
Sometimes it takes a while to warm up to each other in a writing class.
Takes a while to trust others enough to bare your soul.
While it was great to see the camaraderie and adventurous writing spirit of the attendees, it was the humour that rang through the empty corridors of Level 2 of the Wheeler Centre that set the tone.
Can’t wait for the next class in May.
Thanks to Bronwen for the strawberries.
Just do it, YOWFC writers.

One Response to “In the words of Oprah Winfrey…”

  1. Anonymous says:

    Glad both went well Karen. Especially the workshop at Wheeler.
    Corinne

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