Our 2021 timetable of events

 

2021 Workshops

Peninsula Writers’ Club Workshops

Some workshops for 2021 have been seed-funded with thanks to a Mornington Peninsula Shire COVID-19 Relief Grant, or are in partnership with Mornington Peninsula Shire and Writers’ Victoria. 

Peninsula Writers’ Club guest author talks

Welcome to our 2021 guest authors and workshop program. Be inspired by the writing and publishing journey of our guest speakers and develop your craft from their specialist skills and insight. Hang out with fellow writers on the Mornington Peninsula.

Sunday 30 May 2021

WRITER / EDITOR Gabriella Munoz

Embracing multicultural writing

Explore multicultural language and writing in a multilingual environment.

  • What is multilingual writing and why it is so important today?
  • Why do writers choose to call home a language that is not their native tongue?
  • Do we choose the language we write in or does it choose us?
  • Ideal for people who speak / write in a language other than English and have stories you would like to explore and share.

Sunday 30 May

10am – 1pm.

Seawinds Community Centre, Rosebud / Capel Sound.

Free to all PWC members, $49 to non-members.

Limited to 15 people only

Gabriella Munoz is a Mexican-Australian writer and editor. She was the 2018 Digital Writer in Residence at Writers Victoria and a 2019 Wheeler Centre Hot Desk Fellow. Her writing has been published widely including the Australian Multilingual Writing Project, Harana Poetry, Mascara Literary Review, Senses of Cinema, Emerging Writers’ Festival and others.

Want to join us?

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Sunday 20 June 2021

AUTHOR Anna Spargo Ryan

Introduction to dialogue writing

Anna Spargo-Ryan will take you through the art of listening and embodying character to create dialogue that’s realistic, effective and dances off the page.

  • Dialogue writing techniques and characterisation for creative nonfiction writers
  • Great dialogue isn’t as simple as repeating the words someone has said.
  • Conversations should enliven writing, enrich character, drive plot or build intrigue.

Sunday 30 May

10am-2pm. TBC 

On Zoom

Free to all PWC members. Waiting list for non-members $49 pp

Anna Spargo-Ryan is the author of The Gulf and The Paper House and a winner of the Horne Prize. Her next book is a blended memoir about life with mental illness, forthcoming from Pan Macmillan. Anna is the current Nonfiction Editor of Island magazine and has also written for the GuardianELLEMeanjin and Good Weekend, among other publications.

 

Saturday 15 May 2021

AUTHORS ANDREA ROWE & REBECCA FRASER

The secrets of short story success

A hosted Peninsula Writers’ Club workshop in anticipation of the inaugural 2021 MP Shire Mayor’s Writing Award:

  • Short story overview
  • Hints and tips on craft and execution
  • What judges look for
  • Check-ins for submissions and criteria
  • Question time

Saturday 15 May

3pm – 3:30pm

On Zoom.

Free to all PWC members and all in the community.

Peninsula Writers Club President Andrea Rowe and Vice President Rebecca Fraser join forces to share knowledge.

Rebecca Fraser is a published award-nominated Australian author who runs creative writing workshops for aspiring writers through StoryCraft writing workshops. 

Andrea Rowe is a published children’s picture book author with Hardie Grant, the winner of the 2020 Hal Porter Short story award and a successful freelance writer.

 

Saturday October 20th, 2020

MENTOR AUTHOR TBC

Writeablity Goes Regional

Partnership with Writers Victoria and Mornington Peninsula Shire 

The award-winning Writeability program supports writers with disability wanting to develop their skills and writing careers.
  • aims to remove some of the barriers that have traditionally prevented people with disability from connecting with writing and publishing
  • provides tools and information to support people with disability who want to tell their own stories in their own way
  • is for anyone who experiences barriers as a result of their particular impairment or condition (such as the lack of physical access, communication barriers, discrimination or other people’s attitudes)
  • This includes (but isn’t limited to) people with sensory or physical impairments, hidden impairments, ongoing medical conditions, intellectual impairments, learning difficulties or mental health condition

Details coming soon.

On Zoom series

 

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. We are still welcoming new memberships. 

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.

Photos will be taken at all PWC events and used to promote our activities with the wider community via social media, our website and electronic communication. Anyone who does not wish for their photo to be taken and/or used for these purposes is to inform a member of the Committee or the host of the event upon arrival

 

Friday 26th February, 2021

Friday 26th March, 2021

10am – 2pm.
Now Accepting Bookings
Seawinds Community Hub

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

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