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News: Festival of Independent Writers and Publishers

Patt Gregory

As plans for the inaugural Festival of Independent Writers and
Publishers progress, we’re pleased to announce the appearance of Patt Gregory,
author of Woodwork for Women.

Patt says:

I fell totally in love with
wood when I joined an evening woodwork class for women in Bristol, UK in 1984.
In pursuit of my passion I trained full time as a Carpenter/Joiner. I learned everything
from stair casing to roofing and dovetail joints in cabinetmaking.

In 1985 I helped set up a
Women’s Workshop in Bath, UK and began teaching woodwork to unemployed women.

Over the past 13 years I have
been teaching basic furniture making from my home workshop in Mullumbimby NSW.

For more details, check out
our website: http://www.indieauthorsfestival.com.

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FIWP Short Story Competition

The Australasian Association of Independent Writers is
pleased to announce the inaugural Festival of Independent Writers and
Publishers to be held on the Gold Coast at the Robina Community Centre near the
Robina library on 29 October 2011.

As part of this celebration of independent writers and
publishers we also announce the inaugural open Short Story Writing Competition.

Entry fee: $7.50 for single entries, $18 for three.

1st prize: $200 voucher off your printing costs plus $100; 2nd
prize: $200 voucher off your printing costs; highly commended certificates.

Word limit: 1500 words

Theme: open

Closing date: 30 September 2011

Enter by post or online

See website for details of the festival, how you can be
involved and the writing competition: http://www.indieauthorsfestival.com

Sponsors for this event are:

Digitalprintaustralia

Life’s a Beach Consultancy

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FIWP – Festival News

Stephanie Dale

It’s all go with the Festival of Independent Writers and
Publishers to be held on the Gold Coast on 29 October 2011. The program is
coming together nicely, with an exciting array of speakers and interviewers
lined up.

We’re privileged to have on board Stephanie Dale, who
recently won an award in the USA for the best indie-published novel in the
Australia/New Zealand category. Stephanie has made a spectacular success of
marketing her books, and in her session, Going Solo, she’ll impart plenty of
hints and tips to other aspiring indies.

Watch this space for more news on the festival or check out
the website:

http://www.indieauthorsfestival.com

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