August Meeting

The August meeting is on Friday August 25th, at Ross House. The meeting begins at 12pm. The AGM will be followed by the presentation of the Kathryn Purnell Poetry Award by Jennifer Compton.


August Newsletter

The August newsletter is now available here and on the newsletter page. (Please note that the date of the August meeting should be Friday August 25th, not 30th, and the venue for the September meeting should be the Library at the Dock, not Ross House.)


July Meeting

Friday 28th July – Library at the Dock
12pm–4pm (committee meeting 3pm–4pm)
Announcement of the Nance Donkin Award by Dr Pam Macintyre, followed by lunch.
Please bring a plate to share. Meeting at 2pm, followed by committee meeting.

Dr Pam Macintyre

Dr Pam Macintyre teaches language and literacy and children’s and young adult literature at RMIT University. She has been a judge for the Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards, Aurealis Awards and the Children’s Book Council of Australia Book of the Year Awards, and is the co-author of Knowing Readers: Unlocking the Pleasures of Reading.


May Meeting

Friday 26th May – Library at the Dock
12pm–4pm (committee meeting 3pm–4pm)
Lunch gathering at 12pm. Presentation skills with Stephen Costan from 12.30–2.00, followed by meeting at 2.15pm.

Stephen CostanSTEPHEN COSTAN is a Voice Production Specialist and Drama Coach with over 50 years’ experience.
Stephen was Head of Voice at Victorian College of the Arts from 1996-2002 and his other placements in Actor Training Establishments include University of Western Sydney, Woolongong and Ballarat.
He has been responsible for training and developing a huge number of Australia’s distinguished actors including Joel Edgerton,  Patrick Brammell,  Sybilla Budd,  Alison Bell,  Leon Ford,  Simon Stone and so the list goes on.
He is currently teaching at the Melbourne Branch of the Howard Fine Acting Studio which is based in Los Angeles
The Master Class will consist of a series of strategies for the writers to present their works and improve their presentation skills to their colleagues and in the public arena.
PARTICIPANTS should prepare  a 2-minute extract from their writing, which we will work on in the Master Class.