Past Tense (Social History) Group
The Past Tense (Social History) Group is facilitated by: Mardi May
Meets: Second Saturday of every month except January, 10.00am - 12.00pm
Costs payable in cash or card on the day: $5 KSP-members/$12 non-members
Christmas closure: The last 2021 session is 11 December. The first 2022 session is 12 February.
This group caters for those wishing to write autobiography, memoir, biography, family history, life story for family and local history. Established in 2002 by Mardi May, the group publishes regular anthologies for members to showcase their work.
A workshop is presented on a relevant topic during the first hour of the meeting and homework invited on the subject. The second hour offers opportunity for members to discuss their work and receive feedback on short pieces, with the goal of publication of the completed project.
During the year we host visiting writers experienced in our subject, and celebrate book launches by group members.
The Past Tense group provides a confidential space and fosters a respectful relationship between members.
Aims of Past Tense
To create a focal point for persons interested in history writing
To provide ongoing support for those members working on history projects
To create an environment of security and trust for feedback on projects
To prepare a resource file of related information e.g. Genealogy Organisations
To engage the skills of persons for ongoing assistance e.g. co-editing
To locate appropriate publishing and printing agents.