KSP hosts quite a number of writing groups both at Katharine's Place and off site. For enquiries on any of the writing groups please phone the KSP Coordinator on 08 9294 1872 or email email@example.com
Contact: Danielle Calleja Venue: Katharine's Place Meets: Every Thursday (in term time) at 4.00pm - 5.00pm (9-13s) and 5.00pm - 6.00pm (13-16s) Cost: $5.00 Members/$10.00 Non members
Think kids can't get published? Don't know what to do with all those stories, songs and poems? If you are 9-13 years of age or a young adult between 13 and 16 and love to write, come to Katharine's Place, every Thursday (during school term) and meet other young people interested in writing. You will be bombarded with ideas and writing strategies, some strange and unusual but always entertaining. Then see your work published in an annual KSP Young Writers Anthology! Just bring some writing material and your imagination - you'll get to do some amazing writing!
Contact: Renee Hammond Venue:
Katharine's Place Meets: Every Thursday (in term time) at 10.00am - 11.30am
Cost: $100 for Non-Members and $50 for KSP Members for 1 term (10 weeks)
or cost per class $10 for non-members and $5 for KSP members.
Don't let the fact that you aren't sitting in a classroom all day stop you from finding the time to write! Come along and see your work transform into a KSP Young Writers published anthology. This is a regular group for homeschooled children who would like to meet other children their age and explore the fun of creative writing.
Contact: Carol Goulding Venue: Katharine's Place Meets: Every Tuesday at 10.00am - 12noon Cost: $5.00 Members/$8.00 Non members
Do you know what you want to write, but aren't sure where to start? Or do you have some experience with writing and want to get it to another level with the objective of getting published? Then join KSP’s new writing group and improve your writing through helpful exercises, reading of work, constructive discussions and feedback. This small group is a great starting point for those needing the enthusiasm and encouragement of a group relatively new to writing. New members welcome!
New members welcome!
Contact: Esme Park Venue: Upper Room, Midland Town Hall, Midland Meets: 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month 9.30am - 11.30am Cost: $5.00 Members/$8.00 Non members
An all-women's writing group that meets in the Midland Town Hall. Karibu aims to appreciate and encourage the art of writing and share creativity through poetry, short stories, fiction and non-fiction. It writes for fun and for competitions and to get published, with visiting authors, even snatches of voluntary homework, for beginners and the already-successful of all ages from teens to centenarians. Like other KSP writing groups it publishes an anthology each year of its members' best stories and poems. The venue is within easy walking distance of the Midland rail and bus station. There is free parking in the Centrepoint carpark across the road.
Contact: Glad McGough Venue: Katharine's Place Meets: 1st Saturday of the month 10.00am - 12.00pm (arrive 9.45) Cost: $5.00 Members/$8.00 Non members
Non-fiction writing covers a broad range of subjects spanning from biographies, newspaper articles, ghostwriting, letters, anecdotes; speeches and historical writing. The new group will explore skills to tackle non-fiction writing projects, such as developing your ideas; writing commercially, writing for the internet, the children's and youth market; research and interviews, selling your work; editing, polishing promoting and marketing your writing; copyright and plagiarism, critiquing and creative non-fiction. This year the group will focus on freelance writing including know-how for submitting aticles, writing for profit, popular article subjects and dealing with deadlines.
Contact: Mardi May Venue: Katharine's Place Meets: 2nd Saturday of the month at 10.00am - 12.00pm Cost: $5.00 Members/$8.00 Non members
The group for people wishing to write the history of their families, their localities, or special events using memoir, life story, biography and local history. The monthly session is facilitated by Mardi May who has written several books on the people and children of the Swan Valley.
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Bring along your work. Get and give help with style, ideas, editing, and publishing. Everyone is welcome. The group meets 2nd Saturday of the month at 10am for about two hours or as long as you wish.
Contact: Helen Venn Venue: Katharine's Place Meets: 2nd Sunday of the month 10.00am - 12.00pm Cost: $5.00 Members/$8.00 Non members
If you to love to read good Speculative Fiction,SciFi or fantasy, and you'd like to write, this group is for you. No writing experience required, but you have to have a sense of wonder, a hankering for the heroic, and a sense that Earth is not room enough. So, if you can't watch the shuttle launch without feeling that dampness about the eyes and that tightness in the throat; if you wonder what meeting an alien would be like; if strange landscapes and stranger folk give you joy, then come and learn how to give those feelings to others. This group runs a closed listserv to which members send new work for peer critiquing, and discuss ideas and publishing opportunities.
Contact: Chris Palazzolo Venue: Katharine's Place Meets: Every Thursday at 7.30pm - 9.30pm Cost: $5.00 Members/$8.00 Non members
Bring your work, read it, or just listen. Whether your writing is free-form poetry or bush verse, a short story, or a chapter from your autobiography or novel, the group can give help with constructive comment or assist with editing and publishing. The group believes that writing should be fun and that everyone should enjoy the evening. The group self-publishes an anthology each year of work submitted by its members. Everyone is welcome. The group meets every Thursday night at 7.30pm for about two hours and provides a light supper.
Contact: Jane Wallis Venue: Katharine's Place Meets: Every Wednesday at 9.45am - 11.45am Cost: $5.00 Members/$8.00 Non members
We are a women's writing group meeting every Wednesday morning, providing encouragement and inspiration to keep writing. Every year we produce an anthology filled with a large array of short stories and poetry. The group go through the whole process of putting the book together, including editing, layout, book cover design and preparation for printing. The excellent teamwork exhibited by each member has allowed us to be successful. We published our 15th Anthology in 2011.
Contact: Linda Bennett Venue: Katharine's Place Meets: 1st Sunday of the month 10.00am - 12.00pm Cost: $5.00 Members/$8.00 Non members
The Scriptwriting Group, or the 'Playgroup', meets every first Sunday in the month from 10am to 12 noon, except in December where we meet in a KSP cottage. It enables new and budding scriptwriters to have their material discussed, read and have characters brought to life.The group is interesting, enjoyable and fun, and exercises in writing and discussion on play construction take place. The group aims to get imput from established playwrights and have goals to present work at KSP events. We will be concentrating on small plays for theatre of from 15-30 minutes (good competition size) and will hold our own mini workshop for ideas on characters and story lines. Later we'll do some performance readings from our efforts. Everybody welcome, come along and surprise us with your scripts.
Contact: Mardi May Venue: Katharine's Place Meets: 2nd and 4th Monday of the month 1.00pm - 3.00pm Cost: $5.00 Members/$8.00 Non members
This vibrant collection of poets is an open and engaging group that welcome new members of all experience and backgrounds. It has published an anthology the last 3 years, and use the writing sessions to expand writing possibilities with a set exercise, and follow it with reading and critiquing of work. The group often hosts visiting poets, local and national, and have a wealth of information on publication opportunities, current competitions and poetic trends.
Contact: Leanne Lennon Venue: Bridgeley Community Centre, 91-93 Wellington Street, Northam Meets: Every Wednesday 10.00am - 12.00pm and every Thursday 7.00pm - 9.00pm (in term time only.) Cost: $5.00 Members/$8.00 Non members
We are encouraging wheatbelt people to join and utilise emails etc if weekly meetings are too difficult to attend. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact: Nadine Browne Venue: Katharine's Place Meets: Every Friday 12.00pm - 4.00pm Cost: $5.00 Members/$8.00 Non members
Now you dont have to make the time to write, we've made it for you! All you have to do is show up on Fridays. The main aim of the Writing Marathon group is to get some serious writing done. We work in 40 minute blocks with short breaks, sometimes we do a bit of goal setting and planning in the beginning and we make a time at the end for a reading. Often we help each other if someone is really stuck with a piece of writing. Sometimes writing can feel terrifying and overwhelming, in our writing group we hope to make it less painless, maybe even fun so you can realise your dreams of finishing that novel, that story, that poem!
For enquiries on any of the writing groups please phone the KSP Coordinator on 08 9294 1872 or email email@example.com