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About the WAGS Writers Group

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The WAGS Writers Group was established in September 2018 to facilitate, support, encourage and motivate each other to write our families history.

We meet monthly at 10am on the first Wednesday of the month (except January).  Between meetings we are encouraged to write a short article on a specific topic. Our meetings will be divided into 2 parts.  In the the first part we will be in small groups and postively critique the monthly writing assignment.  The second part will include talks and discussions on basics (how to write, how to start, timelines, etc.) which will provide information and resources for members setting out to write their family history.

We welcome new WAGS members who want to get and give encouragement, support and help in writing about their families history.

Last Updated on Friday, 12 October 2018 14:32

Meetings & contacts - Writers

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my-storyWAGS Writers Group Forum:  

All and any questions are welcome in the Forum, which is open to everyone to read, but you do need to be a WAGS member to comment and contribute.

 Meetings are held at WAGS Unit 4/48 May Street, Bayswater on the 1st Wednesday of the month (except January).

Convenor: Liana Fitzpatrick

Contact: SIGS Contacts - Convenors - Writers Group

Committee:  Desma Wachtel, Don Briggs, Fran Schifferli, Graham Chapman, Heather Simon, Kaye Nind, Liana Fitzpatrick,


Next meeting - Wednesday 4 December 2019 10am - 1:30pm

This will be a very special meeting.

Firstly our guest speaker Richard Offen will tell the story behind his books Perth Then and Now and Lost Perth.  This presentation will be followed by the launch of our inaugural book of short stories "I have often wondered...".  This fascinating collection of thirty stories has been compiled from favourites written by members of the Writers Group during 2019 to mark the first anniversary of the group and the occasion of the 40th anniversary of our Society.  Afterwards there will be a shared lunch - please bring something to contribute.  If you wish to attend, it is essential that you book -  https://www.trybooking.com/BADWX

Books are a wonderful Christmas gift - the Writers new book and Richard's books will be on sale after the meeting.

First meeting in 2020 - 5 February

Last Updated on Tuesday, 26 November 2019 15:55

Writers Resources

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Resources for learning about writing family history for genealogists

pdfUTAS FH Course information general.pdf712.07 KB

pdfUTAS Writing Family History Unit Outline.pdf207.25 KB

Last Updated on Wednesday, 10 October 2018 22:37

Writers Group index to Members only resources

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 The Writers Group is making many resources open to the public, but some are restricted to WAGS members only:

  • Writing Family stories: A presentation by Julie Martin
  • WAGS members guide to providing feedback

Members Only Area - click here


Last Updated on Tuesday, 06 August 2019 11:49

Writers group minutes

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Minutes of meetings

pdf5 September 2018 meeting notes56.92 KB

pdfOctober 2018 Writers Group minutes.pdf72.59 KB

Last Updated on Wednesday, 10 October 2018 22:23

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