About Alis

Alis Franklin is a thirtysomething Australian author of queer urban fantasy. She likes cooking, video games, Norse mythology, and feathered dinosaurs. She’s never seen a live drop bear, but stays away from tall trees, just in case.

The Business of Writing… and Swords

Our first meeting of the year kicked off with the topic of ‘the Business of Publishing’, a subject where few dare to tread (but plenty showed up of course 😉 ). Our very own Donna Maree Hanson, author of the Dragon Wine series, and Paula Boer, author of the Brumbies series, turned a potentially dry topic into a bountiful cornucopia of fascinating insights into the publishing industry. They discussed how they got started, traditional vs. self-publishing, marketing and many other topics. You can find Paula’s notes in our Yahoo Groups files.

For those who sadly missed our first meeting for the year, do not despair…

For our upcoming second half presentation on 21 March 2018, we’ll have the Ancient Arts Fellowship (AAF) our local Anglo-Saxon period re-enactment group come to speak to us about swords, armour, sword-fighting and a whole bunch more. These guys know their stuff and regularly perform re-enactments for the public, they practice their martial techniques each week and are an absolute treasure-trove of knowledge that extends beyond just the martial aspects of the period. There will not be any ‘do not despairs’ if you miss this, there will only be despair. If you’re a fantasy writer this is an absolute must.

By | 2018-03-15T06:07:40+00:00 14th March, 2018|0 Comments

CSFG at the 2018 CAP Expo

A quick shout out to say that the CSFG will be hosting a booth at the 2018 Connect and Participate (CAP) Expo!

So if you’re a member and want to lend a hand, are watching from afar and interested in joining, or just have questions about what we do, drop on by and say hello. If you’re at a loss for what to read next, then we’ll of course be selling copies of our CSFG anthologies and members’ books, so come on down and have a browse.

The 2018 CAP Expo is being held on Saturday 24 March 2018 from 11am until 4pm. The CAP Expo is a Canberra-wide Expo that brings together many of the community and special-interest groups in the ACT with the chance to showcase what they offer to the public. More details can be found at the Community Services website.

We hope to see you there!

By | 2018-03-14T15:54:45+00:00 12th March, 2018|0 Comments

Our New Look Website

You may have noticed that the look and feel of the website has changed. One of our members, Alis Franklin, has helpfully updated our website for us. You should find all your familiar pages, plus a few added extras.

All of us here at CSFG hope you enjoy it and find it intuitive. If you have any questions, concerns or suggestions, please feel free to contact us via our contact form (select About us on the top panel and then Contact us). We’ll spruik some of the added features soon.

CSFG Committee

By | 2018-03-11T11:08:28+00:00 11th March, 2018|0 Comments