What we're about

When joining, prepare yourself to attend one event per month. You can of course attend more often, but to ensure this group continues to offer diversity, all members attending at least one event is critical.

Melbourne Writers is an ever-expanding group of creatives based in the heart of the city of Melbourne run by Mat Clarke. With over 5,000 members, we are a diverse hotpot of bubbling talent involved in a wide variety of enjoyable events.

This new website allows you to have your work published. Join and contribute: www.worldwriterscollective.com (https://www.worldwriterscollective.com/)

Our collaborative group helps to inspire all levels of writers. New writers, intermediate writers, as well as our experienced writers with many titles under their name.

These events embrace everyone. The many variants of writers' genres, the many creative talents our members enjoy, and the regular people who would just like to get together and share experiences.

Our aim is to cultivate a group where we can meet often and with an openness that creates an atmosphere of cooperation that will lead each person to their individual goal. Which could be to become published. Or to get that book out of your head on to paper that you have always wanted to write. It may be that you have been writing alone for so long that you need other people around you so that you know you are not alone. Whatever the reason, you and all people are welcome to attend.

As well as our regular meets where we chat and read out our work, we run writing games, which is lots of fun and can get you out of your writer's-block rut. We run writing time where people get together and just write. Being around other writers while writing is an amazing experience.

Our supportive and fun events have been designed to run during the week as well as weekends so that everyone can make it regardless of their busy schedule. Come along and talk to other writers, or listen to our writers as they read out their work.

If you are not able to attend our events, there are many great resources that can be accessed through our Facebook & Meetup links.

https://www.worldwriterscollective.com (https://www.worldwriterscollective.com/)

www.facebook.com/MelbWriters (http://www.meetup.com/The-Melbourne-Writers-Groupwww.facebook.com/MelbWriters)

www.facebook.com/groups/570847673015529 (http://www.facebook.com/groups/169777419779168)

Upcoming events (5)

Monday 6.30-8pm we are online

Needs a location

Between[masked]pm Monday we are online every week. Join us anytime and ask questions, chat, or post up some writing for feedback (text based online event, NOT a video chat). Melbourne Writers Social Group and World Writers Collective. Helping you with your creative talents. Join us here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/169777419779168 IMPORTANT: This is not a video chat. This is not a separately created Facebook room. This is our regular Facebook group where anyone can type a post, make comments, discuss and chat about writing. Click on "Recent Posts" when you are scrolling through our Facebook group to locate the most recent posts. It is usually set to "New Activity". Please contact me to become a host (which is as simple as posting some writerly questions or just chatting to others online via the main chat area on our Facebook group). Watch the video to understand how to add files to Google Docs so everyone from our group can read your work and give feedback. Watch the videos on how to add files so everyone can read your work and edit it. https://youtu.be/lJBfUvWamLE https://youtu.be/E2NVEernG8w More information on our website: https://www.worldwriterscollective.com/about-wwc Writers Sauce is sent to everyone regarding tips and hints on writing/editing. If you are not already a subscriber, email me and I'll add you: [masked] If you aren't sure how to use GoogleDocs but still want people to see your work and give you feedback, send it to me and I'll put it up :) [masked]

Writers & Creatives Social

The Wharf Hotel (Next door to Crowne Plaza & opposite Melbourne Exhibition Centre)

The Wharf Hotel by the river. Southern Cross Station is closest. Ask at the bar to find us. We are behind the bar tonight. Or call me[masked]. Tonight's Social Evening Schedule: Presented ideas are welcome. Come along and enjoy a relaxing chat with other creatives :) 6pm to 6.45pm: Socializing​​ 6.45pm to 6.55pm: Introduction and overview of the evening by Jim including go-around introduction​​ 6.55pm to 7pm: A word from Mat our founder​​ 7pm to 7.10pm A paired connection question to get people talking with one another​​ 7.10pm to 7.30pm: Topic: Creating our Brand Statement as a writer, from Fauzia Burke's Online Marketing for Busy Authors. Jim will summarize her wisdom and we'll have a go ourselves. 10 minutes presentation. 10 minutes practice activities. ​ 7.30pm to 8.15pm: Readings section open to all to read out something from their work up to 4 minutes. Feedback optional.​​ 8.15pm to 9.30pm: socializing. Optional. Many of us love this as a chance to connect personally in a screen addicted era. • Come out and meet some like-minded folks who enjoy writing and other entertainment and creative outlets. We'll hang around until at least 8.30pm, but often later. All age ranges, all writing types (and entertainment types), all the way from never writing and up to published authors. • This night is about you. So chat to people, read out your work, give feed back, get to know everyone... Or, feel free to sit back and chill. It's your night, enjoy it how you see fit. Please only RSVP if you can make it. And also un-RSVP if you need to cancel. We're booking the area, so we will need you to turn up if you say you are coming. Thanks. Thank you, Melbourne Writers. The Wharf Hotel food menu: https://www.wharfhotel.com.au/eat-and-drink Great Links: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MelbWriters Website: www.worldwriterscollective.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/MelbCityWriters Blog: http://melbournewriters.wordpress.com **Help us by getting in contact so you can add to these social pages and site - [masked]**

All Write!

Melbourne Central

New location! Come write and enjoy your afternoon with us. Melbourne Central Food Hall on Level 2. Far back corner near large windows to outside. See below for more thorough instructions on finding us. Currently we have part-time hosts and regulars who will turn up and sit together. EVERYONE, please keep a look out for newly arriving people in the group and make them feel welcome, especially if they say: Are you with the writing group? If you arrive first and have an A4 piece of paper, it is a good idea to write on the paper: Writing Group. This way everyone will find each other. Bring your writing tools, and anything that you have written recently (optional). Remember your earphones if you like to listen to music while you write. There are no rules :) You can write. Or you can chat and write. You can share your work. Or not share your work. (If you need silence to concentrate then headphones are a good idea considering it is in a public space.) Bring pen and paper as a backup. Melbourne Central wifi available. Who: People who write and/or want to write (more) What: An open group of writers who meetup in a stimulating space to write together, share writing and ideas and support each other’s writing goals Why: Inspiration, motivation and space to write. Where: Melbourne Central - see photo for our location. Red shaded area would be ideal if available when you arrive. Detailed instructions if you do not know the area: 1) Go to the Shot Tower (the old building inside Melbourne Central with the big cone glass roof above it). 2) Go up the the escalators (there’s only one set of up- escalators near the Shot Tower, you can’t miss it). 3) You are now on level 2, Dining Hall (there are signs to the right, just slightly, stating this). 4) Top Juice store is to your right. Turn right so you pass Top Juice and walk toward the food hall. 5) You are now in the food hall near a colourful piano. Go past this. Go to the seating at the far back corner where there are large windows facing outside. 6) Look for us writers. There should be a sign on the table. Call out your hosts name and ask if this is the writing group. We will say YES, here we are! Additional hosts wanted!!! Please contact Mat Clarke. Please only RSVP if you can make it. And also un-RSVP if you need to cancel. Thank You, Melbourne Writers. Great Links: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MelbWriters What we have written so far: www.worldwriterscollective.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/MelbCityWriters Blog: http://melbournewriters.wordpress.com **Help us by adding to these social pages and site**

Monday 6.30-8pm we are online

Needs a location

Between[masked]pm Monday we are online every week. Join us anytime and ask questions, chat, or post up some writing for feedback (text based online event, NOT a video chat). Melbourne Writers Social Group and World Writers Collective. Helping you with your creative talents. Join us here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/169777419779168 IMPORTANT: This is not a video chat. This is not a separately created Facebook room. This is our regular Facebook group where anyone can type a post, make comments, discuss and chat about writing. Click on "Recent Posts" when you are scrolling through our Facebook group to locate the most recent posts. It is usually set to "New Activity". Please contact me to become a host (which is as simple as posting some writerly questions or just chatting to others online via the main chat area on our Facebook group). Watch the video to understand how to add files to Google Docs so everyone from our group can read your work and give feedback. Watch the videos on how to add files so everyone can read your work and edit it. https://youtu.be/lJBfUvWamLE https://youtu.be/E2NVEernG8w More information on our website: https://www.worldwriterscollective.com/about-wwc Writers Sauce is sent to everyone regarding tips and hints on writing/editing. If you are not already a subscriber, email me and I'll add you: [masked] If you aren't sure how to use GoogleDocs but still want people to see your work and give you feedback, send it to me and I'll put it up :) [masked]

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Monday 6.30-8pm we are online

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