September Meeting

Blaise Van Hek reads from her newly published book


At the September meeting, members had the opportunity to share readings from their published works. This covered a fascinating variety of work, from large hardback illustrated books through slim volumes of poetry to magazine publications and some work in progress.





July Meeting and Newsletter

Friday 27 July – Library at the Dock
11am–2pm (committee meeting 2pm–3pm)
Meeting followed by awarding of The Margaret Hazzard Short Story Award by judge, Charlotte Aberhart. Lunch will follow, please bring a plate to share.

The July newsletter is available here and on the newsletter page (ignore the fact that it says April 2018, it’s the July newsletter!)


Book Launch by our Patron, Hazel Edwards OAM

Hazel with book, readers and dogs!Take an author, three dogs, a boy, and a book, and what do you get? Hazel Edwards’ book launch of ‘Like Me’ at the Diamond Valley Library. The launch was attended by the three reading dogs who like to visit a number of local libraries to listen to children read. Ryan, the boy whose story is in ‘Like Me’, was there along with an attentive audience. The ABC rolled up to add to the mix. ‘Like Me’ includes a number of stories for children one of which is told by Lachlan the reading dog. Hazel kept the audience entertained with the background story of her book and reading dogs. After the launch children were encouraged to read to the dogs.

The book is available via Hazel’s website, https://www.hazeledwards.com/


A New Book from Janet Howie

rePresenting NatureAt the June meeting, member Janet Howie introduced us to her recently published book ‘rePresenting Nature’, which pairs her poems with her own beautifully delicate watercolour paintings.

“Janet Howie’s rePresenting Nature is a volume of crafted, meditative poems and watercolours about seemingly ordinary things. Janet’s is a rare gift. She entwines the poems and paintings in a subtle dance across the pages, two by two.” Roz Edmond

“Janet illustrates in her poetry and painting, intimate connections to the natural world, into which the reader delves deeply.”  Robyn Cairns


April Meeting

Performance Poetry Talk and Workshop

We were fortunate to have a return visit from performance poet Krystle Herdy, who led a workshop at the April meeting. Members attending were all inspired by her enthusiasm to produce a short piece of poetry to perform, although many of them were not usually poetry-writers.