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We practice ‘raw’ or spontaneous writing. We each select one word and then we write in any genre for 30 minutes using those words. We then read our work aloud to the group members. Our aims are to practice our writing, develop our skills and confidence; to be encouraged by the constructive criticism of our peers; and to use the weekly experience as a brain sharpening exercise.
Women Writers Network
We are a combination of prose writers, poets, and playwrights. All at different levels of experience and expertise. All with the desire to become better at what we do. If you wish to read you’ll need to limit your prose to about 1000 words and have about 10 copies for us to edit as you read. Expect from eight to twelve women at any sitting and if all are reading it can be exhausting or impossible to achieve by 4pm. Unless there is great financial hardship, we all put in a gold coin each week. We welcome women writing in any genre at any stage, from just beginning to those who have been published and those struggling to be published. Many of us are a combination of both. The emphasis is on constructive feedback in a friendly, encouraging, but dedicated environment, fostering all stages of writing.
Seize the Day
A long-standing group, small in size, allowing for in-depth work on each member’s writing at each meeting. Members of this group write in different areas: historical fiction, detective fiction, short stories, poetry and memoir.
We’re poets and lovers of poetry who, since Bello Bards was founded by Marti Guy in March, 2007, have met in Bellingen on the last Friday of every month at 6:30pm, at varying venues. We are, perhaps it might be said, a ‘moveable feast’ as well as a travelling band of troubadours and their audience. We always dine together and anyone who wants to get up and have a go reading their own or someone else’s poetry, is as welcome as those who just like to listen.
To further the interest of poetry in Australia and to provide a stimulating and nurturing environment for emerging poets. We focus on poetry in a supportive workshop setting. Each person present provides multi copies of one poem. We then, in turn, workshop each poem. When a vacancy occurs, a new member may be invited. We also occasionally invite guests. Inquiries welcome.
Wednesday Night Poets
The Wednesday Night Poets meet every Wednesday at 6:30pm. We operate as a workshop, discussing each other’s poems. Most members have published at least one or two poems, but we welcome poets earlier in their careers if they wish to develop their skills. We are open to all poetic forms except bush verse and performance poetry.
Round Table Poets
Round Table Poets are looking for new members. We are an established group and welcome committed poets who wish to workshop their poetry in a supportive environment with a view to future publication or performance.
Our group is a supportive and dedicated writing group who try to keep the motivation and confidence of our members together. Group is open to published and unpublished writers who can commit to the meetings.
Discovery Writers is a group of both writers and poets who meet in a collaborative environment to provide opportunities for development and publication of writing.