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Welcome to the Melbourne Writers Group.

You may be wondering who we are. In the words of Douglas Addams: "don't panic!" We are an active and friendly group of writers in Melbourne. You are now a part of an awesome community where we discuss what we are working on, what our goals are, share our knowledge and experience, and learn from one another.

We have social feedback nights on Tuesdays, writing time sessions on Saturdays, and writing games once a month. We also hold special events - such as workshops, special presentations, and special guest talks.

Interested? Email melbwritersgroup@gmail.com and visit our links below:

Facebook Page - https://www.facebook.com/Melbourne-Writers-Group-384560448654909/ (Page)

Facebook Group - https://www.facebook.com/groups/MelbWritersGroup/ (Group)

Twitter: @MelbWriteGroup

Any questions? Please feel free message an organiser or contact us via email.

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Upcoming events (5+)

Writing Time

The Last Jar

Writing Time. Face the challenge that is our art with other writers. We have a great space in The Last Jar , the food is good. http://www.thelastjar.com.au/ Bring along your work and boost its word count. Get some editing done or start a new project. Chat with other writers and share your work and experiences. We aim to offer a friendly and welcoming atmosphere that is conducive to great writing. Here are some basics - Bring what you are working on or start something new. - You set your own goals – 200 words, 500 or for those on a Nano binge 2000words. - Bring headphones if you wish, as a general rule is headphones on mean you’re in the ‘Writing Zone’. it acts as a “Do Not Disturb.” Sign. - Stuck or need help or someone to bounce ideas off chat to fellow writers to get tips and practical advice. - Support the venue. Any queries please contact any of the organisers • What to bring Laptop or note book what ever it is you write with :) • Important to know - Support the Venue throw them a like on FB https://www.facebook.com/The-Last-Jar-393321014068167/

Poetry Night

Govenor's Room, Royal Melbourne Hotel

Welcome to Poetry night! We invite you to share your own poetry with us or favourite poems written by other people. If you wish to just sit back, relax and listen that is ok too. You may also Invite feedback from the group for your writing if you would like to. We are a friendly, relaxed group designed to assist you to build confidence in your writing skills. All levels welcome, beginners and those more advanced. Once a month at the Royal Melbourne Hotel. • What to bring Samples or copies if you like or pieces you wish to read • Important to know

Writing Time - The other session

The Last Jar

• What we'll do Writing Time. For those that missed the week before - Demand has grown Face the challenge that is our art with other writers. We have a great space at The Last Jar Bring along your work and boost its word count. Get some editing done or start a new project. Chat with other writers and share your work and experiences. We aim to offer a friendly and welcoming atmosphere that is conducive to great writing. Here are some basics - Bring what you are working on or start something new. - You set your own goals, 200 words, 500 or for those on a Nano binge 2000 words. - Bring headphones if you wish, as a general rule is headphones on mean you’re in the ‘Writing Zone’. it acts as a “Do Not Disturb.” Sign. - Stuck or need help or someone to bounce ideas off chat to fellow writers to get tips and practical advice. - Support the venue. Any queries please contact any of the organisers • What to bring Laptop or note book what ever it is you write with :) • What to bring What ever you write on and with - except stone tablets and chiselling equipment :) • Important to know Support the venue :)

Melbourne Writers Group - Social Night

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As writers of various genres and styles we want to learn more about you as well. What inspires you to write? What do you hope to achieve with your writing? And where do you find the strength to pursue your craft? ("Can it be bottled and sold?" would be the follow-up question.) Come along to our Tuesday social event to meet and greet other writers and share your work. Some of us may bring work we are currently working on to read out, or share if we have copies. We do readings in the back room from 7:00 pm and normally have five or so of us read for five minutes with a little time provided for feedback if desired (please be encouraging with feedback. This is a hard gig and many exposing work for the first time). There will be a list on the night - please message us on the day of the meetup if you are running late and want to do a reading. Another reason to come along? The food! The Royal Melbourne Hotel has a great menu and Tuesday is Parma Night with 4 different type of Parma available. Refer Link for RMH Menu. (http://www.rmh.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/RMH-MENU-2017B-1.pdf) What else can you do? 1) Write a piece for our annual anthology Ask the organisers for submission guidelines of the upcoming 2019 Anthology. 2) Share our group with other writers Help us spread the word! Follow us on social media for more activities, tips, and resources and invite others to come along. Our Group is listed with Writers Victoria (https://www.writersvictoria.org.au/) and we are happy to provide details and information on this and other writing resources our group has gathered. The more the merrier! - Facebook: (https://www.facebook.com/Melbourne-Writers-Group-384560448654909/) - Twitter: @MelbWriteGroup Any questions? Please feel free message an organiser or contact us via email.

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