Our 2021 timetable of events


2021 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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Twitter: https://twitter.com/LeeKofman


Sat 27th February, 2021 10am – 1pm workshop

1:30 – 3pm self-managed writing

Seawinds Hub Community Centre, Rosebud

Bookings open February 1st for Peninsula Writers’ Club members. 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:

Spaces limited – 25 people only.

Bookings open for paid Peninsula Writers Club members only.

$15 pp Bookings essential.

Authors books available on the day, please bring cash.

Tea and coffee, and snacks available.

Bring your own laptop and charger, notebook and pens, mask for CIVID compliance.

This workshop was initially funded through our AuthorsFor Fireys efforts in 2020 with the generous donation of Lee Kofman. Any remaining funds from room hire / catering will be donated to a Gippsland fire initiative in the name of Peninsula Writers Club and AuthorforFireys and in consultation with Lee Kofman. 

Social media images will be taken on the day. COVID restriction apply.

Peninsula Writers’ Club Incorporated AGM

Our inaugural Annual General Meeting will be held on February 11, 2021, at 6pm at Sorrento Trattoria, Sorrento.  Bookings will be essential for the AGM, followed by dinner at guests own expense.

All Committee positions will be declared vacant for nominations and subsequent announcement of 2021 Peninsula Writers’ Club Committee.

We do hope you will join us as we move toward an exciting 2021

Please email hello@peninsulawritersclub.com.au if you intend to join us, and if you will be staying for dinner at your own expense afterwards. 

Peninsula Writers’ Club guest author talks

BELOW IS A SAMPLE OF OUR 2020 EVENTS. We are currently considering 2021 guest authors are we await COVID compliance advice. 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.

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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

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.



Tuesday August 18, 2020

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, 2020

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


Monthly Write-In’s

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.

In 2021 COVID Compliance restrictions mean that our WriteIn’s are only for paid members of Peninsula Writers’ Club for 2021 at Seawinds Community Hub. 

Please bring your mask and ensure you comply with all venue requests for COVID safety.

Bookings essential for member’s (your fee covered in your membership), please click on event link to ensure your complementary member booking.

Friday 26th February, 2021

Friday 26th March, 2021

Friday 30th April, 2021

Friday 28th May, 2021

Friday 25th June, 2021

Friday 30th July, 2021

Friday 27th August, 2021

Friday 24th September, 2021

Friday 29th October, 2021

Friday 26th November, 2021

Friday 10th December, 2021

10am – 2pm.

Christmas Break Up 

Seawinds Community Hub

Want to join us?

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