Tanka workshop at Murrurrundi

In June I was invited to give a tanka workshop for Warrah Writers at Murrurrundi.

Murrurrundi is a delightful country town with fascinating rock formations nearby. The meeting place for the Warrah Writersis a room at the railway station which looked bleak when we entered but was soon made cosy and appealing by enterprising members. Two rugs were laid on the floor and four matching blue cloths on each long table. Two antique lamps were placed on the tables and a fire was expertly laid in the fireplace. In no time it was blazing and warmed the room effectively for the two and a half hours the workshop lasted. One slight interruption occurred when an 80 truck coal train passed by only feet away.

A stage two workshop for Warrah Writers is being planned for next year and also an address to a reading group called Scrolls, based near Quirindi . Scrolls was established over forty years ago and has over thirty active members.

Beverley George