Rosie Toth is President of the Eurobodalla Writers, a branch of the Fellowship of Australian Writers. Previously she was an English and Drama teacher and is now trying her hand at some writing herself. Rosie has won prizes for some of her short stories and was a co-editor of the writing group’s latest anthology, Flights of Fancy, which was published in 2015.
Suzanne Leal is a lawyer experienced in child protection, criminal law and refugee law. A former legal commentator on ABC Radio, Suzanne is a regular interviewer at Sydney Writers Festival and other literary functions. She has been a judge for the NSW Premier’s Literary Awards and for ‘The Nib’ Waverley Library Award for Literature.
Curiosity about hidden stories and secret lives drives Suzanne’s writing. It sparked her interest in the lives of her Czech landlords, Fred and Eva Perger, who inspired her first novel, Border Street, commended in the Asher Literary Award. Curiosity, too, prompted Suzanne to explore the intrigues of the schoolyard and bring them to life in her second novel, The Teacher’s Secret.
The Teacher’s Secret centres around a popular teacher with something to hide. The new principal is determined to uncover the truth. A young mother, suddenly single, struggles to rebuild her life. A grieving daughter must learn to face the world again. A family forced to flee their homeland must start afresh. A small town can be a refuge, but while its secrets are held, it’s hard to know who to trust and what to believe. The Teacher’s Secret is a tender and compelling story of scandal, rumour and dislocation, and the search for grace and dignity in the midst of dishonour and humiliation.
For more than 30 years South Coast Careers College/Adult Ed Community College has been continuously providing education and training to our local communities. The staff and trainers are dedicated to providing life-long learning opportunities that suit the needs of our community.
We offer accredited courses which provide qualifications that can lead to employment, career progression or a pathway to further education. We also offer general leisure courses that enrich lives and expand horizons for our students.
As a not for profit community organisation, SCCC/Adult Ed is committed to providing education and training opportunities that have the potential to change lives within our community and beyond.
Come and join us – take the first step forward towards the experience of quality learning today!
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Field of Words is an online writing organisation dedicated to helping writers improve upon their craft.
The organisation runs international competitions in the categories of flash fiction and short fiction. They award cash prizes to their winners and runners-up, and publish the work of monthly finalists on their website.
Field of Words also offers affordable and constructive editing services. The Directors of the organisation, Dr Eileen Herbert-Goodall and Dr Maria Arena, are both published writers. You can learn more about how they’re helping writers grow by visiting the website at www.fieldofwords.com.au.