What we're about

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+)

Write Now

Belgian Beer Cafe Eureka

This is the time to write whatever it is you want to write. Take a seat to the left of the bar in the “nook”. If you aren’t sure, please ask at the bar. We may not have an official host today, so please say hi to people as they arrive and make everyone feel welcome. Thanks. No limitations. Come along and bring your laptop or pen and paper and work on whatever you want. 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 coffee shop.) Coffee, hot chocolate, etc., available to buy. Also food and drink. Please buy something to show our thanks for the space they give us free of charge. There are some people that will want to chat, but most will be writing. So bear that in mind. See you there :) 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. 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 adding to these social pages and site**

All Write!

Toast Caffe

Toast Cafe on Errol Street Arrive a bit early to order from the menu or grab a delicious sweet treat and a drink. 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 coffee shop.) Important: No power points available. Sorry. Bring pen and paper as a backup. Free wifi! 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 Where: Toast Kitchen Cafe in North Melbourne at 13 Errol Street (tram 57 stops at the corner of Errol Street and Victoria Street). When: Every 2 weeks on Sunday from[masked]pm (come in earlier if you like) Why: Inspiration, motivation and space to write. Additional hosts wanted!!! Please contact Mat Clarke. 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**

Writers & Creatives Social and Year End Celebration!

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

--2019 is almost gone - Come and celebrate with us-- There will also be a raffle with prizes - Your support will be very welcome. Also, would you like to donate anything? A book, a voucher for services? Anything really :) 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: Jim will bring his guitar and lead a Xmas carol singalong of a carol at 8.15pm like last year. You don't have to be able to sing! 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: Noel Anderson has run a successful blog harlequinink; website www.noelanderson2014.com since 2014, which earns a small income. He will explain the nuts and bolts of doing this. 10 minute talk followed by 10 minutes of Q&A. Invaluable front-line experience for us all to learn from!​ 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 along and enjoy a relaxing chat with other creatives :) 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 adding to these social pages and site**

Art & Poetry Exhibition (We Belong Everywhere)

The Antique Bar

Hi everyone, I’m delighted to invite you to my upcoming art & poetry exhibition! See details below: Let’s come together to share views and ideas about the topics of identity, home, identity, and sense of belonging 🌏🌍🌎 A dream come true for me, ‘We Belong Everywhere’ will be a mix of art pieces and poems from my latest book Where? The evening will start at 6pm and unfold as follows: 6:15pm: Welcome & Introduction (We) 6:45pm: Reading (Belong) 7:15pm: Reading (Everywhere) 7:45: Raffle & Conclusion There will be a few exciting prizes to win and wonderful people to meet at the amazing Great Gatsby-style venue: Antique Bar in Elsternwick. We’ll be spending the evening in their private function room upstairs called ‘Cotton Club’ and will even have our very own bar tender. It would mean the world to me if you could make it and invite your friends and family to join us too. Keep me posted by RSVPing today!

Past Events

All Write!

Toast Caffe

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