The Writers Group is open to wordsmiths of all stripes: fiction, creative non-fiction, poetry, experimental, mixed media… you name it, we’re down with it. We’ve seen everything from a new-age romance series about unicorns to a collection of limericks carved into apples. We’ve even witnessed a draft of a rock-opera about Jack the Ripper and lived to tell the tale. So, whatever it is that you’re hiding in your desk draw, rest assured we can handle it.
The only criteria is that you’re willing to share your work with the circle, and open to feedback. Be prepared not only to read your work aloud, but to argue a case for its existence to a panel of curmudgeonly critics. Our aim is to encourage writers and readers alike to cut through to the seed of inspiration that we believe lives inside every work.
Of course, you’ll have the opportunity to put your own critical skills to the test. Be ready to stand and fight in the name of originality, creative flair and good taste.
- Second and fourth Thursday of the month, 7:30-10pm
- Rotating locations in the south-east Melbourne area
- Bring a plate (or $5 for the pretzel kitty)
We also run a book club from 5:30pm on the night of every second Writers Group meeting. Previously discussed books include:
Crystal Starseeds: Short Stories for the New Age, Joyce Parker (ed.)
Diogenes in Saturn, Trent Walliams and Diane Rowls
Training Your Domestic Cat, Dr. Deryn Margate
When We Were Without the Why: How It Is Now, Helen Starke-Swinson
Background Static: The Joan Mugwort Story, Andrew Haroldson with Joan Mugwort
The Power of Uranus in Your Chart, Matthew Balton-Oates and Carole Weedent