On the road

In January we took Minds Shine Bright on the road to Northern Victoria. Amanda Scotney presented three workshops to writers groups in Echuca, Kyabram and Bendigo Karen Lee Mills read her poem, A Northern Flicker, at all three sessions and writer Kate Foulds joined us in Bendigo and read her flash fiction, Acorn.

The workshops called ‘Writing with Confidence’ included tips for competition writing and writing on the confidence theme.

The first workshop with the Campaspe Murray Writer’s Group’s was held at the Echuca Library.

Minds Shine Bright writing workshop
Campaspe Murray Writers Group writing with confidence at Echuca Library with Amanda Scotney.

Special thanks to Karen Lee Mills, writer, Minds Shine Bright poet ( A Northern Flicker) and president of the Echuca based Campaspe Murray Writer’s Group for co-ordinating with the other writer’s groups to make it all happen.

Amanda Scotney and Karen Lee Mills at Echuca Library before the first ‘Writing with Confidence Workshop.
At Kyabram Library, preparing for a writing workshop with the Confidence Wheel.
The Kyabram Librarian, Amanda Scotney with the Confidence Wheel and Karen Lee Mills.

Our next stop was Kyabram. The Confidence Wheel was one of the aids used to inspire writing on the theme of confidence at the workshops. The variety and creativity of interpretations of the confidence theme were enjoyed by all at the Kyabram Writers’ Group.

Amanda Scotney presenting a confidence themed workshop with the Kyabram Writers Group.

The third and final workshop was held by the Bendigo Writers Council at the Bendigo Library on Wednesday evening. It was well attended, participants were engaged and much creative and entertaining writing was shared back. Special thanks to Penny and Scott for making us feel so welcome.

We will keep you up to date with any future travels. We hope to visit Mudgee sometime soon.


For any enquiries about speaking engagements, workshops or readings by Minds Shine Bright writers please get in touch.