Literature and writing

This is a critique group specifically for those who write for children and teens. The function fo the group is to support each other as fellow writers, critique each other's work and share industry knowledge. The group is made up of both published and unpublished writers of fiction and non-fiction. Newcomers are welcome but numbers are limited.

Day: Fourth Monday of the month (during Victorian school terms). Please email us or phone 9808 2000 for dates.

Time: 7.30pm - 9.30pm

Cost: $5 per session

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Have you always wanted to write (poetry/prose) but aren’t sure where to begin? Writing poetry can be a fun and exciting way to express yourself; a way in to tap into and enhance your creativity. Or perhaps you are already writing poetry (or another genre) and want some guidance and inspiration? Join award-winning poet, prose writer and playwright Gayelene Carbis in a supportive class where you will be encouraged to find your own voice through writing. Classes involve reading classic and contemporary poetry (and prose); writing prompts; and discussion and sharing of ideas and writing – if you want to. Gayelene’s workshops/classes are suitable for beginners and advanced; and for writers of all genres.   

“We all become better writers by reading and writing poetry, no matter what genre we write in. The compression of poetry – its attention to language; its imagery; the importance of voice; and its closeness to song – all help us bring closer attention to our work in any genre through reading and talking about poetry, and even trying to write it. I like to demystify poetry by saying ‘Let’s all write ‘a piece of writing’ – whatever it may turn out to be. You don’t have to try to write a poem – just write.’ Through these and various other techniques, I have helped others become prolific writers of poetry – and other genres too. It’s incredibly exciting to see others become excited about language and creative expression, and extending themselves as writers” – Gayelene Carbis

2022 Term 1 dates: Wed 9 Feb, 23 Feb, 9 Mar, 23 Mar & 6 Apr

Time: 11.00am - 2pm (3 hours)

Cost: $275

2022 Term 2 dates: Wed 27 Apr, 11 May, 25 May, 8 Jun & 22 Jun

Time: 11.00am - 2pm (3 hours)

Cost: $275

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