If you live in or near Melbourne, you'll be able to participate in what I think is Australia's first Write Out next Saturday afternoon. Where I teach at Victoria Uni TAFE (in Professional Writing & Editing), we're always keen to try new things, especially when they benefit our community of writers (that's everyone who's interested!). We've been running very successful Writers in Conversation events for a couple of years, and now have a range of short courses as well as our diploma course and online subjects.
So - what is a Write Out? It's an afternoon of writing, in the cafeteria at our Werribee campus. Imagine a large room (with food and hot drinks, of course, for energy!) full of writers, all ... writing! For those who need some sparkers, there'll be writing prompts, exercises and games. For those who just want to come and write, and feel inspired to get stuck into their current - or a new - project by being surrounded by hardworking writers, there'll be a corner for you, too. That's the corner I'll be in, by the way, surrounded by pirate gear to inspire me.
Bring notebooks and pens, or your laptops (charge them up first because power points may be scarce), and if you think the noise might distract you, bring earplugs, too. Or your mp3 player to listen to. Everyone is welcome to come along and it is FREE.
Where: Cafeteria, Building 1A Werribee campus of Victoria Uni, Hoppers Lane, Werribee.
When: Saturday 17th July, 1pm-3.30pm.
More info: email Isabelle.Lebouder@vu.edu.au or phone 9919 2681.