In light of current advice about trying to limit the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-1), the committee has cancelled the members’ night scheduled for next Wednesday, March 25.
This is a blow for our members and our venue, but the committee feels the response is appropriate at this stage of the crisis.
The committee also suggests Sunday Write Club gatherings might best not be held in a shared space, given the importance of keeping a social distance at this critical time in the mitigation effort, but online options, such as writing at a common time and sharing word counts, could be investigated.
BW’s friends at Words Out Loud have also cancelled their March event, scheduled for March 19 in Creswick, and are taking a watch-and-see approach to the April event, back in Ballarat.
Likewise, BW will follow expert advice over the coming weeks in deciding whether April’s members’ night will run as scheduled.
The flash fiction contest is open for voting and will be announced at the usual time, and a contest for next month will be run as usual.
Further information about COVID-19 in Australia is available at the federal government website.
Arts practitioners who have lost work or are feeling the strain can get information at I Lost My Gig.