2015 Young Writers Conference
1 August in Sydney saw 43 young writers and 6 helpers - 49 in total - attend the 2015 young writer conference. The planning was achieved by the Leadership Group Young Writers: Russell Modlin, Sophia Sinclair, Laura Veloso, Wes Tronson, Sam Gillespie, Belinda Croft. The focus was on developing a Mission Vision inspired by Mr Basil Sellers AM whom they met with on 21 March in Sydney. It proved to be a very successful conference with the notes from the small groups being concerted into a draft on 30-31 Oct when the Leadership Groups meets in Tweed Heads.
The other part of the conference was a theological and practical writing session led by Jeremy Suisted (Cambridge NZ) and Sophia Sinclair (Sydney). The awards were scheduled at 4.30pm followed by the (late) Tony Dunkerley Dinner recognising his love for this young writer ministry.
The Point Tavern - Carlisle Waters in conjunction with Mr Basil Sellers AM '$2000 Midge Point Art Prize' 2014 winner is Gina Passfield of Bloomsbury. There were 23 entries with 8 finalists hung at The Point Tavern for three weeks. This was the second year of the prize.
The art prize is one four annual community contributions Well-Being Australia (through Delma and me) that have been established:
Citizenship Certificate at Farm Fest.
Photo below - Dr Mark T, Gina Passfield and Mr John Lyons, co-sponsor