Skywriters meeting up in Parkes
8-9 JULY. The first big meet up of Skywriters writers and astronomers from across inland NSW with guest speakers, networking,sharing work and more.
Co-hosted by Parkes Shire Council, Arts OutWest and Big Skies Collaboration’s Skywriters Project.
- Guest speakers
- Skystory readings (bring your latest drafts)
- Themed panel discussions and roundtables
- Skills sharing (including editing with Eumungerie skywriter and professional editor Nicole Matthews)
- Networking and strategising oppportunities
- Exhibition of Wiradjuri Constellation Art
- Screening of Star Stories of the Dreaming
- Dinner @ The Dish Cafe, Parkes Observatory
- Pre-dinner tour of the night sky with astronomers Trevor Leaman (Orange), Donna Burton (Coonabarabran), and Les Dalrymple (Billimari), and their telescopes
- Plus live music, inspiration, conviviality, intellectual stimulation, support, friendship … and a few surprises
1 pm Saturday 8 July to 1 pm Sunday 9 July
Daytime events – FREE to all Skywriters
Dinner @ The Dish – affordable but still being negotiated
Accommodation – see motels, hotels, b&bs, caravan parks here >>
Please RSVP asap via the Facebook Event,
or email Skywritersproject@gmail.com, or let Merrill know on 0404057162
The project was made possible by the Australian Government’s Regional Arts Fund, provided through Regional Arts Australia.