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Q Writers at Heritage Festival Open Day

We are getting very excited about our workshops for our Open Day on the 22 April!

One of the wonderful local groups that are presenting a workshop at 2.30 -3.30 are The Q Writers.

Qwriters explore and practice ways to foster creative writing skills. They share ideas and their writing, they hold workshops and take part in community events.QWriters work in many forms: memoir, short and long fiction, poetry, screen/play writing and essays.At Qwriters anything written is respected and considered confidential.

QWriters gather at Letchworth Community Centre, Miller St, Queanbeyan, on the fourth Saturday of the month from 1.00pm to 4.00pm. New members welcome.

Qwriters is supported by QPRC



Workshop Program 22 April – Expressing and Preserving Your Story

Our exciting workshop program has been finalised for our Open Day – Expressing and Preserving Your Story on 22 April 10-4 as part of the regional Heritage Festival. Come along and spread the word!Flyer for Open Day 22 April 2017 copy

Open Day – 22 April 2017 – Expressing & Preserving Your Story

Come along to our Queanbeyan Museum Open Day on 22 April! Workshops on Oral History, Scrapbooking, Researching, Writing, Poetry, Looking After Your Collection will take place between 10- 4. QPRC Annual Heritage Awards at 12 noon.

Open Day Flyer

A Mysterious Night @ the Museum

Night at Museum

A Mysterious Night @ the Museum

You may have visited a museum alone, but what about under the cover of darkness?
What unusual and intriguing treasures might come to life in such a light – or without one?

Join author Nichole Overall and her team for another unique Winter Tour event when you’ll have the chance to explore Queanbeyan’s House of History, formerly the Police Sergeant’s residence of 1876, in a totally exclusive way.

Get up close and personal with items linked to local tales of mayhem, murder and the macabre, and become even more deeply involved by trying to help solve one of the town’s oldest enduring mysteries – the case of the disappearing grave.

You’ll walk a mile only a select few ever travel down, deep below another of the city’s prominent buildings, and experience first-hand a Queanbeyan of bushrangers, prison escapees and death sentences as we give up another of its most closely-guarded secrets.

But there’s yet more of the unknown to see – or not. Visit one of this area’s most significant heritage locations that also just happens to be one of the earliest burial grounds and which has borne witness to more than its share of tragedy as well as, according to many, the otherworldly.

In the words of Dracula himself, ‘we want you to believe … to believe in things that you cannot’, so come with us and share in a night of mystery where the only thing we promise is that nothing will be quite as it seems.

Numbers are strictly limited.

Date: August 27th
Time 8pm till 10.30pm (approx.)
Cost: $60pp including a light supper, with part of the proceeds donated to the Queanbeyan & District Historical Museum to continue their important work in being the keepers of our story.