Dandaragan Writers’ Group and Readers’ World (Jo Hamlet - front left; June Thom-Allan - front right)

As the business owner of Readers’ World magazine I am privileged to meet so many interesting people in the course of my working week. A recent event was so especially delightful that I thought our readers would be interested to hear about the wonderful experience we had when presenting the ‘How to Write Right’ Workshop at Dandaragan.

At the kind invitation of Deanna Wilkinson of the Dandaragan Country Women’s Association, Jo Hamlet, the Editor of Readers’ World, and I journeyed to Dandaragan in July. I had previously had the pleasure of meeting Deanna at the launch of her book “Palmers’ Outback Legend” published by Indian Ocean Books and Deanna had organised the workshop on behalf of a group of aspiring writers from her hometown.

The small country town of Dandaragan, with its population of just over 100, is located in the Western Australian wheatbelt district, a 2 hour drive north east of Perth.

A lively workshop session was attended by several budding writers from the Dandaragan Writers’ Group who said that the workshop will be of immense value in October when recording the memories of the visiting returned soldiers to Moora in October. The members also hoped it would be only one of many such workshops to be held in the future!

We headed back to Perth, feeling truly sad to leave the peace and tranquility of the countryside but so happy at having made so many new acquaintances.

June Thom-Allan


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