Our 2020 timetable of events


2020 Workshops

Lee Kofman

What makes a literary work truly original is not the degree of its polishing, but the writer’s voice: his or her particular joy, angst, humor, credo, the word choices and the worldviews expressed. The emotional truth of the voice is everything in writing. Even the best story won’t work if you don’t get the voice right. Come to explore what YOUR voice is like.

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Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/leekofman/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Lee-Kofman-397863377041572/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/LeeKofman



Seawinds Hub Community Centre

This workshop will provide the participants with an opportunity to explore their inner world: thoughts, dreams and emotions, and learn how to make use of them for their particular literary projects.

About our guest author / workshop host:

Lee Kofman is the author of five books, including Imperfect (2019, Affirm Press), which was shortlisted for Nib Literary Award 2019, and The Dangerous Bride (2014, Melbourne University Press); and editor of Split (2019) and co-editor of Rebellious Daughters (2016), anthologies of personal essays by prominent Australian authors via Ventura Press. Her short works have been widely published in Australia and overseas. Her blog was a finalist for Best Australian Blogs 2014. More at www.leekofman.com.au

Further information:

Authors books available on the day, please bring cash.

Tea and coffee, and grazing snacks available.

Bring your own laptop and charger, notebook and pens.

Any remaining funds from room hire / catering will be donated to a Gippsland fire initiative in the name of Peninsula Writers Club and AuthorforFireys.

Social media images will be taken on the day.

Peninsula Writers’ Club guest author talks

Buy your own drinks and dinner. Be inspired by the writing and publishing journey of our guest speaker. Buy a few books and support a starving writer. Support local businesses who support writers. Hang out with fellow writers on the Mornington Peninsula 


Helen Brown & Kate Fennessy

Live podcast recording with New York Times best selling author Helen brown and aspiring novelist Kate Fennessy


Blue Mini Café, Rosebud

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AUTHOR Danielle Binks

Event Postponed. Online Zoom for members. Tues 7 April 6pm

Write What You Want To Know: One author’s insight into how she researched and wrote a book based on based on memories from her childhood, and inspired and shaped by real events.


Blue Mini Café, Rosebud

Tuesday August 18

AUTHOR Ben Hobson

A hosted Q and A covering
• The juggling act of work, parenthood and writing
• How to navigate the 1st , 2nd, 3rd novel writing
• Writing weighty plotlines
• Question time


Blue Mini Café, Rosebud

Saturday October 20th

Author Lindy Cameron

Join us for a genuinely helpful chat with respected author and publisher Lindy Cameron.

Lindy Cameron is an Australian writer of crime fiction, the National co-convenor of Sisters in Crime Australia and a respected publisher with Clan Destine Press.

Blue Mini Café, Rosebud


Peninsula Writers’ Club writing meet-ups at cafes, community centres and secret haunts

Buy your own morning tea and lunch. Write at your own pace, be motivated by the company of others. Establish your own sense of accountability, connection and inspiration. Hang out with fellow writers on the Mornington Peninsula 

Friday 7th February

Friday 13th March

Friday 3rd April

Friday 8th May

Friday 5th June

Friday 3rd July

Friday 7th August

Friday 4th September

Friday 2nd October

Friday 13th November

Friday 4th December

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