Shut Up and Write (Or Edit)
Third Saturday of each month, 12.30 -3.00pm
Get together with writers and editors to work on your writing project. Any type of writing is relevant for this group: you can work on your thesis, marketing copy, novel, poetry, business plan or whatever writing project is occupying your mind right now.
We operate with pomodoro rules – 25 minutes of quiet writing or editing, followed by a 10-minute networking break. Each session involves four rounds of work, with a 20 minute networking break to finish. You can use the networking time to meet other writers and seek answers to your writing problems.
We work in the quiet meeting/cafe environment at Northside Meetings, with plenty of coffee and food available for purchase.
If you’ve never tried a Shut Up And Write (or Edit) session before, come along and see whether the structure is right for you.
The session is free, but you do need to register – via MeetUp at https://www.meetup.com/Brisbane-Shut-Up-And-Write-Or-Edit-Meetup/events/235091340/
This meetup is hosted by Brisbane-based writer/editor Judy Gregory. Judy is available for individual consultation and manuscript review and editing (this is a fee-based service). For more information about manuscript appraisal and writing support, contact Judy by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone on 0431 909 684.
The clock will start at 12.30pm sharp, so arrive early.
Philosophy Cafe at The Letter Lounge: How do we know what we know? The philosophy of knowledge
Sunday 27 August, 2.00 – 3.30pm
Provide First Aid – Accredited Training
New date coming soon
This one-day workshop deals with essential first aid: recognising and responding to emergencies using basic life-support measures. In this workshop, you will learn how to assess the situation, apply basic first aid techniques, and communicate details of the incident. Successful completion of this course gives participants a Statement of Attainment for the nationally recongised unit of competency from the Health Training Package: HLTAID003: Provide First Aid, valid for 3 years. Assessment: 40-question theory paper, workbook, CPR practical, first aid practical, group discussions. Participants will complete a workbook before the training.
This workshop is facilitated by Health Service International, a well-recognised, Australian, veteran-owned business.
Ideas Small Business Marketing Workshop
Wednesday 23 August, 9.45 – 12.30
In this interactive workshop with Kylie Fennell you will discover how to: Identify your unique brand experience and idea that sells; Tap into the right customer emotion for sales; Pinpoint and find more of your ideal customers; Create a brand story that connects with brand fans.Kylie will show you a simple formula to optimise your marketing funnel and marketing mix, with a focus on: Content marketing, Social media, Digital marketing, and other marketing channels and tools.
Tickets are $45.00. For more information at to register, visit Eventbrite.
Sketch and Scones
Saturday 26 August, 2.00 – 4.30pm
Join local artist Anne-Maree Jaggs for an afternoon of sketching and conversation. Develop your still-life drawing technique, using different weight pencils. This session is designed for teenagers and adults who want to build their understanding of the fundamentals of sketching and drawing. It’s suitable for who have intermediate or advanced skills and experience. It’s designed to be relaxing, stress-free and non-competitive. All materials supplied. Complete the afternoon with a feast of freshly baked scones with jam and cream, accompanied by Elixir Coffee or The Tea Centre Tea.
Tickets are $60
Swing into Spring with jazz singer Ingrid James
Sunday 3 September, 10.30 – midday
Join us on Fathers’ Day for a special performance from local jazz singer Ingrid James. We’ll have a special Fathers’ Day menu on offer in the cafe. Live music and brunch at The Letter Lounge: the perfect combination.
Men and Masculinities: The Treasure of the Heart’s Wound
Tuesday 5 September, 7.45 – 9.00pm
“Wherever there is ruin, there is hope for treasure – why do you not seek your treasure in the Wasted Heart?” suggested Rumi. Another spiritual “heart specialist” named Annie Bloom proclaimed “that opening to your sacred wound allows you to genuinely fall in love with who you truly are” and has always been.
This talk will be on the Wound of the Heart: its examination, exploration and the acceptance of its pain leads to the awakening to the True Self within. Felipe Oliveira will explore how the wound happens, its consequences, the positives and negatives and its pain. He will give insights on how one can facilitate the process of grieving of one’s “old story, in order to the birth of a larger story, a soul story, one revealed by the wounding itself” (Houston).
This is an open event for men and women who wants to go deeper in their life’s journey.
Felipe is a registered counsellor who supports men facing life challenges. He specialises in the Authentic Male Journey – the movement from false self to true self. He has written a short article about the Wound of the Men’s Heart.
Tickets are $11.58 now via Eventbrite, or $20 at the door.
Introducing Leadiship: Become the leader inside you
Wednesday 6 September, 7.30 – 10.30 am
Northside Conversations with Inspirational Poet Jen Compton
Life’s a Mango: From mundane to magic
Sunday 10 September, 2.00 – 4.00pm
Jen Compton takes everyday situations and, with rhyming verse, turns them into something magical. Her book, ‘Life’s a Mango’ is designed to soothe, reassure, inspire and challenge. Her poetic verse helps to generate mindful awareness and gratitude for the present moment.
Join Jen for a conversation about mindful living and gratitude. Jen’s approach will help you to make the most of your life, be more aware of the present moment, and feel optimistic about your future. Learn practical techniques to bring joy and optimism to your life. Share Jen’s inspirational prose, learn ways to use simple rhymes as a focus for meditation, and take part in a guided meditation that will soothe your soul.
3Ps of Small Business: People, Processes, Products
Thursday 5 October, 10.00 – 11.30am
Join small business advisor David Le Sueur for a workshop about the people, processes and products of small and micro businesses. Learn how to bring the three pillars together to create a strong foundation for success.
Tickets are $25.
Creative Facilitation: Bring meetings to life
Monday 9 & Tuesday 10 October, 9.00 – 4.30
Learn to bring your meetings to life and perform as a facilitator. Join Viv McWaters for a workshop that will help you find the ‘aliveness’ that lurks under the surface of dull meetings. You’ll develop skills to transform the way you facilitate meetings and learn to make the best use of people’s time.
Tickets from $530.
A Mudmap for Living
Monday 9 October, 5.30 – 7.30pm
Rock the (Business) Boat … & when you fall out, keep swimming
Thursday 2 November, 10.00 – 11.30am
Join business strategist Belinda Shaw for a workshop about navigating your business journey – from where you are now, to where you want to land. Belinda will introduce you to simple methods that will help you steer a sound business course.
Tickets are $25.
Deliberative Democracy: Engaging the people in policy making
Thursday 9 November, 9.30 – 4.30
This workshop explore the principles of deliberative democracy and develops the skills needed to design and implement effective citizen engagement and deliberative activities. Join Lyn Carson for a practical, thoughtful discussion about deliberation and citizen engagement. This workshop is designed for anyone who is interested in community engagement and public participation.
Tickets from $425.
Bravery Workshop for dog trainers
Saturday 25 November
This workshop is for dog trainers want to learn more about how to engage, motivate and trouble shoot common problems with the human at the end of the lead. Run by Birdy O’Sheedy, clinical psychologist, coach, professional dog-nerd and founder of Paws in Life Coaching.
Tickets are $164.
For more information and to register, visit Eventbrite.