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Draft Swap

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Writers bring along a draft manuscript (novel, memoir, non fiction, script, collection of poems or stories) to swap with fellow swapees.

They also bring a half page synopsis and a seven minute (three page) excerpt to read before we crack open the champagne and formally hand over our draft to our chosen mentor. Pairs or triads make appointments to meet in a few weeks for mutual mentoring sessions.

Swapees take them home and are encouraged to write comments in the margins and some even write readers reports/reviews(optional). Guidelines are given for critiquing and swapees meet up for separate sessions on their manuscripts.

Venue: Glenrock House, Petersham, Sydney.

Bring: your draft ( double spaced, generous margin, pages numbered, attach with bulldog clip in folder) and something delicious to share for lunch.