Clanjamfry no?

Adelaide Plains Chapter and Verse monthly podcast recorded Thursday 11th April at the Studio, Community House, Gawler.

Welcome to our monthly writing podcast with Carolyn and Janette who are both still excited about the opening of the Gawler Civic Centre one week before. Adelaide Plains Poets were there of course..

The topic of discussion is Autobiography and both Carolyn and Janette read items which stretch the definition of Autobiography somewhat.

The forgotten word is “clanjamfry”, which is another term many teachers might well relate to. If you want to know more about the term listen to the podcast.

This month’s listeners’ challenge is the exhibition in the new Civic Centre, Into the Light.

Please use the GBA email for submissions, (gawlercba@gmail.com) and put APCaV Gawler Icons in the title.

Opening music courtesy of Matt Oakely at http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Matt_Oakley/

 

Hope you enjoy our podcast.

 

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Writers' Week

Adelaide Plains Chapter and Verse monthly podcast recorded Thursday 14th March at the Studio, Community House, Gawler.

Welcome to our monthly writing podcast with Carolyn, Michelle and Janette.  This month the focus of discussion was the Adelaide Writers Week which Michelle attended and was very impressed with.

With the opening of the Gawler Civic Centre only a month away the topic for the month was Gawler Writers and Poets.

The forgotten word is “gainstrive”, which is a term many teachers might well relate to. If you want to know more about the term listen to the podcast.

This month’s listeners’ challenge is the new Civic Centre as we are still so excited about our lovely new/old building.

Please use the GBA email for submissions, (gawlercba@gmail.com) and put APCaV Gawler Icons in the title.

Opening music courtesy of Matt Oakely at http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Matt_Oakley/

 

Hope you enjoy our podcast.

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Romance in Fiction

Adelaide Plains Chapter and Verse monthly podcast recorded Thursday 14th February at the Studio, Community House, Gawler.

Welcome to our monthly writing podcast with Carolyn, Michelle and Janette.  The news of the month features the opening of the new Gawler Library and the Civic Centre.

As this podcast was recorded on February the 14th the topic of discussion for the month is romance, both writing and reading it.

The forgotten word is “pisgnye” a medieval term of endearment probably best forgotten.  If you want to know more about the term listen to the podcast.

Carolyn reads a poem and Janette reads an extract from her novel, London Calling.

This month’s listeners’ challenge is the new Gawler Library and Civic Centre.

Please use the GBA email for submissions, (gawlercba@gmail.com) and put APCaV Gawler Icons in the title.

Opening music courtesy of Matt Oakely at http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Matt_Oakley/

 

Hope you enjoy our podcast.

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Books, Writers and Words

Adelaide Plains Chapter and Verse monthly podcast recorded Thursday 29th November at the Studio, Community House, Gawler.

Welcome to our monthly writing podcast with Carolyn, Marilyn and Janette.  In news Carolyn talks about the writing workshop at the P/A Hotel and Janette lists some of the significant literary anniversaries for the month and talks a little about the writers, Stan Lee and William Goldman, (mistakenly referred to as William Golding in the podcast) who passed away in November.

The topic of discussion for the month is books as gifts, a pertinent topic with Christmas looming.

The forgotten word is “gasconade” another delightful word overdue for resuscitation.  If you want to know what it means then listen to our podcast.

Marilyn reads an amusing short piece on the topic “walking on ceilings” which was one of the “Chapter and Verse”, writing exercises.

This month’s listeners’ challenge is simply Christmas Decorations, in honour of the approaching festive season.

Please use the GBA email for submissions, (gawlercba@gmail.com) and put APCaV Gawler Icons in the title.

Opening music courtesy of www.bensound.com

 

Hope you enjoy our podcast.

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A Bit of a Mopple

Adelaide Plains Chapter and Verse monthly podcast recorded Thursday 4th November at the Studio, Community House, Gawler.

Welcome to our monthly writing podcast with Carolyn, Marilyn, Michelle and Janette.  Carolyn, Marilyn and Michelle discuss the recent Writing Workshop at the P/A Hotel which all found very inspiring.

The topic of discussion for the month is books with a plot twist, what constitutes a good plot twist and some of the most memorable plot twists in fiction. (We endeavoured to avoid too many spoilers.)

The forgotten word this month is “mopple” a word clearly overdue for resuscitation.  If you want to know what it means then listen to our podcast.

This month’s listeners’ challenge is Summer in Gawler, it being a hot day the season was much on our minds.

Please use the GBA email for submissions, (gawlercba@gmail.com) and put APCaV Gawler Icons in the title.

Opening music courtesy of www.bensound.com

 

Hope you enjoy our podcast.

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Writing Against Type?? What and why

Adelaide Plains Chapter and Verse monthly podcast recorded Thursday 27th September at The Studio, Community House Gawler.

Welcome to our monthly writing podcast with Janette, Carolyn, Marilyn and Michelle. Carolyn talks about the previous Poets @ the Pub workshop hosted by Sharon Kernot who has recently published a verse novel titled “The Art of Taxidermy” which Michelle and Carolyn discuss.  

The discussion is about writers who “write against type”. So what does that mean and why do writers do it.

The forgotten word this month is “mythistory”, a word of some relevance currently. Janette reads a sample of her first novel which illustrates the meaning of the word.

This month’s listeners challenge is kookaburras as there were some having a good laugh at us when we arrived at the studio which is situated on the river bank.

Please use the GBA email for submissions, (gawlercba@gmail.com) and put APCaV Gawler Icons in the title.

Opening music courtesy of www.bensound.com

 

Hope you enjoy our podcast.

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Writers on Genre and other things

Adelaide Plains Chapter and Verse monthly podcast recorded Thursday 30th August at the P/A Hotel, Murray St Gawler.

Welcome to our monthly writing podcast with Janette, Carolyn and Michelle with much to talk about. Carolyn shared news about the recent Poets @ the Pub workshop and guest poet. Janette read out some literary anniversaries.

The discussion was about the genre those present preferred to write in, which turned out to be more involved than expected.

Michelle read her gardening item from the Crossroad Chronicle about the joys of winter and arrival of spring.

The forgotten word this month is “snarker” which has two meanings. Listen to the podcast to find out more.

This month’s listeners challenge is the Gawler Show which took place a week before the podcast was recorded.

Please use the GBA email for submissions, (gawlercba@gmail.com) and put APCaV Gawler Icons in the title.

Opening music courtesy of www.bensound.com

 

Hope you enjoy.

 

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Chicken Salt

Adelaide Plains Chapter and Verse monthly podcast recorded Thursday 2nd August at the P/A Hotel, Murray St Gawler. (Recorded one week late due to Festival of Words.)

Welcome to our monthly writing podcast with Janette, Marilyn and Michelle. Carolyn was having car difficulties and unable to join us. In News several literary anniversaries were covered.

The discussion topic was naturally the Festival of Words which was a great success. Janette, Michelle and Marilyn discussed the various events that they participated in, the Thursday and Friday workshops in Two Wells and Mallala, the Saturday program and the Yarning Circle on the Sunday.

Having been far too busy “festival-ing” nobody had anything to read. This month’s writers’ tip was provided by one of our Festival presenters, South Australian author, Tracy Crisp direct from the workshop on the Thursday.

The forgotten word this month is “Caperlash”. If you want to know what it means then listen to our podcast.

This month’s listeners challenge is the Gawler Icon, Chicken Salt, Gawler being the official home of this culinary item. (the word, “delicacy” does not seem apt.)

Please use the GBA email for submissions, (gawlercba@gmail.com) and put APCaV Gawler Icons in the title.

Opening music courtesy of www.bensound.com

 

Hope you enjoy.

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Festival of Words 2018

Adelaide Plains Chapter and Verse monthly podcast recorded Thursday 28th June at the P/A Hotel, Murray St Gawler.

Welcome to our monthly writing podcast with Carolyn, and Janette Marilyn having taken a holiday to visit family in the U.S. this month. Inspired by the May Poets at the Pub guest poet Juan Garrido Salgado, Janette and Carolyn discussed political poetry. Carolyn read two of her own poems. Janette read a segment of a William Butler Yeats poem about the Easter uprising of  1916 as well as a sample from one her more political novels.

There is no “word of the month” as both Carolyn and Janette were rather preoccupied with the upcoming Festival of Words about which there was some discussion.

As the Festival of Words was imminent that was the subject of the Listener’s Challenge.  

Please use the GBA email for submissions, (gawlercba@gmail.com) and put APCaV Gawler Icons in the title.

Opening music courtesy of www.bensound.com

 

Hope you enjoy.

 

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Aquabibe or Swilker?

Adelaide Plains Chapter and Verse monthly podcast recorded Thursday 31st May at the P/A Hotel, Murray St Gawler.

Welcome to our monthly writing podcast with Carolyn, Marilyn and Janette. The big news item for the month was the launching of the Adelaide Plains Festival of Words Program. The discussion was about film and tv adaptations of novels.  Carolyn expressed her disappointment with the Dune adaptation, Janette enthused about the Peter Weir film Picnic at Hanging Rock and Marilyn talked about various Agatha Christie adaptations while pondering the means of adapting books to films.

Carolyn provided the monthly writer’s tip and the forgotten words for this month are “aquabibe” and “swilking”. If you want to know what they mean listen to our podcast.

The Listener’s Challenge is to come up with a wise saying.

Please use the GBA email for submissions, (gawlercba@gmail.com) and put APCaV Gawler Icons in the title.

Opening music courtesy of www.bensound.com

 

Hope you enjoy.

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Orphanotrophy

Adelaide Plains Chapter and Verse monthly podcast recorded Thursday 26th April at the P/A Hotel, Murray St Gawler.

Welcome to our monthly writing podcast with Carolyn, Marilyn and Janette. This topic of this month’s podcast was “memorable first lines” and Marilyn came prepared with a quiz to test Carolyn and Janette’s literary knowledge. Carolyn cited some of the great first lines deployed by Banjo Patterson in his famous ballads and Janette read a few more memorable first lines from some of her favourite novels.

There is the monthly writers tip of course, not difficult to guess what and the forgotten words for this month were “orphanoptrophy” and “mullock” so if you want to know what they mean listen to our podcast.

The Listener’s Challenge is Gawler’s prolific and occasionally controversial bird life.

Please use the GBA email for submissions, (gawlercba@gmail.com) and put APCaV Gawler Icons in the title.

Opening music courtesy of www.bensound.com

 

Hope you enjoy.

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Blague

Thursday 23rd February at the P/A Hotel, Murray St Gawler.

Welcome to our monthly writing podcast with Carolyn, Marilyn and Janette. This month we began our podcast with a discussion about the Adelaide Writer’s Festival. Carolyn attended one day and reported on the excitement.  We then talked about our own writing, what inspires us and why we write.

There is the monthly writers tip of course and the forgotten word for this month was “Blague” so if you want to know what it means listen to our podcast.

The Listener’s Challenge, in honour of Harmony Day is Parridla Taikendi Park, the junction of the North and South Para rivers in Gawler.

Please use the GBA email for submissions, (gawlercba@gmail.com) and put APCaV Gawler Icons in the title.

Opening music courtesy of www.bensound.com

Hope you enjoy.

 

 

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Summer in Gawler

January 2018

Welcome to our monthly writing podcast with Carolyn, Marilyn and Janette joined mid recording by Katherine.

The discussion featured writers Ursula K. Le Guin who recently passed away and Robert Burns, it being Burns day in Scotland. Katherine arrived in time to read a Burn’s poem. OK we know that a Yorkshire accent is certainly not the same but it is closer than any of us “stralians”.

The “Word of the Month” was two words, Janette having picked out one from her calendar then come across another word in her research. They were “bundling” and “cordwainer” and if you want to know what they mean listen to the podcast.

Caroline, Katherine and Janette read samples of their own work.

The Gawler Icons Listener’s challenge for this month is Summer in Gawler as the mercury was hovering around forty the day we were recording..

Please use the GBA email for submissions, (gawlercba@gmail.com) and put APCaV Gawler Icons in the title.

Opening music courtesy of www.bensound.com

 

Hope you enjoy.

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Puggery

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Welcome to our monthly writing podcast with Carolyn, Marilyn and Janette. We discussed what we have been reading, books and other things.

The “forgotten” word for the month was “puggery”. Janette explained how she came across the word and read a sample of the account of a mid nineteenth century court case in which it is used. So if you want to know what the word means and how it should be used, listen to the podcast.

Carolyn read a poem written for facebook, Marilyn read a short, humorous piece written for ‘homework” on the topic “What if we could walk on ceilings”.

The Gawler Icons Listener’s challenge for this month was Spring in Gawler, it being topical.

Please use the GBA email for submissions, (gawlercba@gmail.com) and put APCaV Gawler Icons in the title.

Opening music courtesy of www.bensound.com

Panjandrum

Welcome to our monthly writing podcast with Carolyn, Alex and Marie Vonow. We discussed books or other writing we have read recently.

This month we introduced a new feature, the word of the month where we discuss a forgotten or mostly forgotten word and we started with the lovely example, Panjandrum meaning a person who has or claims to have a great deal of authority or influence.

The Gawler Icons Listener’s challenge for this month was Panjandrum, a personage not unknown to Gawler’s history.

Please use the GBA email for submissions, (gawlercba@gmail.com) and put APCaV Gawler Icons in the title.

Opening music courtesy of www.bensound.com

Hope you enjoy.

Festival of Words

Welcome to our writing podcast. This month’s podcast is a short one as we were all busy with the Adelaide Plains Festival of Words. We recorded a week later than usual so we could discuss the Festival and because there simply wasn’t time beforehand and we were all too stressed to actually sit and casually discuss “words”.

The Gawler Icons Listener’s challenge for this month was overlooked but we will put up a couple of photos taken at the Mallala Museum for inspiration.

Please use the GBA email for submissions, (gawlercba@gmail.com) and put APCaV Gawler Icons in the title.

Opening music courtesy of www.bensound.com

Hope you enjoy.

Poetry

Welcome to our writing podcast. This topic for this month was Poetry. Favourite forms of poetry were discussed, haiku and ballad being two of the more favoured. There were readings of prose mostly involving a mousy problem and a serial killer, a chainsaw and a hedge.

The Gawler Icons Listener’s challenge for this month is to write a short piece or prose or poetry inspired by the photo provided of Wrought Iron Lacework.

Please use the GBA email for submissions, (gawlerradio@gmail.com) and put APCaV Gawler Icons in the title.

Opening music courtesy of www.bensound.com

Hope you enjoy.

Water

This week's listeners' challenge is to inspired by clean, clear water, or at least Adelaide's water, which is the same thing isn't it?

This week's listeners' challenge is to inspired by clean, clear water, or at least Adelaide's water, which is the same thing isn't it?

Welcome to the Adelaide Plains Chapter and Verse monthly podcast Wordsmiths at Work. Recording from "the local", our enthusiastic little band of wordsmiths discuss local poets and writers, share writing tips, and samples of our work. There is also a monthly listener's challenge, to write a piece of verse or prose inspired by the photo of the month.

Submissions can be made to the web address provided and don't forget to include "APCaV submission" in the email title.

Music courtesy of www.bensound.com

This podcast

Welcome to our second podcast. This month we had Carolyn Cordon, President of Adelaide Plains Poets and Writer in Residence at Poetic Justice Cafe, Alex Robertson, Treasurer, Marilyn Simpson and Janette Menhennet present.

We moved upstairs at the pub this week where it was much quieter, no crates of clanking bottles being unpacked in the background. We discussed what is on around and about Gawler, and there was plenty to talk about with Gawler Fringe happening and other Fringe events which members are involved with. We then discussed our favourite poems. Marilyn talked about Judith Wright and read several of her verses. We also discussed Australian poets Bruce Dawe and Banjo Patterson as well as touching on Shakespeare. Some quoting was indulged in. We then read our own works. Alex wrote about the recent announcement of the closure of the Coke bottling plant which inspired this week's writing challenge, Water or more specifically, Adelaide's Water.

Wordsmithing

Welcome to the Adelaide Plains Chapter and Verse monthly podcast, Wordsmiths at Work.

Recording from “the local”, our enthusiastic little band of wordsmiths discuss local poets and writers, share writing tips, and samples of our work. There is also a monthly listener’s challenge, to write a piece of verse or prose inspired by the photo of the month.

Submissions can be sent to our email address, gawlercba@gmail.com and don’t forget to include “APCaV submission” in the email title. The best submissions will be read on future podcasts.

This podcast.

Welcome to our very first podcast. We have recorded at the pub where we hold our meetings and there is a lot of background noise. We obviously chose an afternoon when there was more than usual activity going on. Next month we will endeavour to find a quieter location.

As it is our first podcast we introduced ourselves and discussed our “wordsmithing” then read samples of our work.

This month’s “Listener’s Challenge” image is of one of Gawler’s iconic Moreton Bay Figs. 

Music courtesy of www.bensound.com