July meeting, 29th July 2016

The July meeting will include a performance poetry workshop by Krystle Herdy.

Krystle HerdyKrystle is a Melbourne-based poet and poetry editor.

Her work has been published and performed in a number of different outlets, including Page Seventeen, the Montslavat Poets’ Festival, Passionate Tongues and the Overload Poetry Festival.

Krystle’s first collection of poetry, ‘Mythology Mechanic’, was described as a “fresh, raw-vulnerable way of looking at the world and those of us floundering for connections”. It was released by Fox & Copy in 2011


Maxine Beneba Clarke

Maxine Beneba ClarkeThose of you who enjoyed Maxine Beneba Clarke’s Short Story workshop at the SWWVic May 2016 meeting will be interested to know Maxine is appearing at The Wheeler Centre at The Toff,  on Monday 25th of July. Giving two performances only – 6.30pm and 8.30pm – Maxine Beneba Clarke will read Howl, Allen Ginsberg’s 1955 poem, to modern music by jazz composer Darrin Archer.
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Writing Slam June Meeting, 24 June 2016

A Writing Slam held at the conclusion of the June meeting allowed members four minutes each to read a piece of their own work.  We appreciated hearing short stories, poems, and excerpts from novels and memoirs. Please enjoy a selection of photos from this meeting – click on the first of Meryl Tobin’s photos to begin the slide show.


Judy Bartosy Book Launch

Judy with daughter JudyJudy Bartosy’s memoir, My Journey to Freedom was launched at the Society of Women Writers Victoria April meeting.

Meryl Tobin reflects on Judy’s invaluable contribution to the SWWV, the launch and My Journey to Freedom.

My Journey to Freedom Judy Bartosy

Thanks to Meryl for the photos below. The pictures feature Judy Bartosy, her daughter Judy and SWWVic President Blaise van Hecke. Click on the first image to start the slide show.


Changing Lives, Changing Times


Dulcie Stone draws on international research and lively case studies from her experience as a leader in the field over many decades to show the powerful effect  creativity has enriching the lives of disabled and troubled adults and children. Dulcie has written ten fiction titles, and Changing Lives, Changing Times is her ninth non-fiction title. The book is available free of charge (including postage) from the Australian Institute on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities or Dulcie Stone.


April Meeting 29 April 2016

Feature-image-square-MeetingThe April meeting will be held on Friday, 29 April, 11 am at Ross House, 247 Flinders Lane, Melbourne. Award winning writer Mary Jones will deliver a presentation on the short story. Please enjoy a selection of photos from previous meetings – click on the first of Meryl Tobin’s photos to begin the slide show.