** See note below re photos of members on this website
This web site was last updated on 22 May, 2013
Our Members are women who write or are interested in writing.
You can read about many of them by going to Profiles.
You can see members' recent achievements here.
Shirley Whiteway, President.
See all of our Committee members
The main aim of SWWV is to draw together women who write and to provide them with information and support. We do this by the regular conduct of: presentations by experienced writers, workshops, poetry and prose readings, seminars, conferences, book launches and literary competitions.
The Society also aims to strengthen ties between women writers in Australia and overseas.
If you'd like to join, or just want to find out more, come along to a meeting. Contact our Membership Secretary first so we know you're coming and can greet you.
fee is $30 per year due in June each year.
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NEXT MEETING: MAY 2013
Please come to the May meeting on Friday 31 May. We will be celebrating the an-nouncement of the Nance Donkin Award. This award hounours the work of an Aus-tralian woman writer for children. We will have the pleasure of members of Nance Donkinís family with us. The Society gives this award every two years as Nance Donkin wished encourage a good writer of childrenís books. This will be the third time we present the award. The first two were Doctor Ruth Starke of South Austral-ia and Isabelle Carmody who lives in between Melbourne and Prague. Our judge this year is the childrenís librarian at Fitzroy, Ms Jill Allan. After lunch, Lynne Murphy will instruct us about how to write radio scripts. Some of us will get a chance to read/act in a script.
information on future meetings go to : Calendar
OUT THE COMPETITIONS PAGE FOR NEW ADDITIONS.
Biennial Literary Award for women: click
Howie's new collection of memoir, poetry and haiku entitled Footprint, will
will be speaking about her book and conducting a short workshop on haiku
Pomfret has sent us an invitation to review her recent book.
"This delightful suite of stories reflects on the writing lives of women today. Here Virginia Woolf casts her shadow and also sheds her light on the stresses and the joys of creating fiction. Piquant and pithy, these are explorations of how it is for the woman writer with or without a room of her own." Carmel Bird
"courageous and moving and funny and perceptive" Scribd
YOU CAN QUOTE METhe difference between people who believe they have books inside of them and those who actually write books is sheer cussed persistence - the ability to make yourself work at your craft, every day - the belief, even in the face of obstacles, that you've got something worth saying. (Jennifer Weiner)
More helpful and inspiring quotes for writers. You can quote me.
The nearest Met station is Flinders Street.
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Tea and coffee is provided.
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Words from our Members
The Worldwide Web
Why I self publish
WRITES: It may be of interest to my sister writers that because of my age
Only a Story?
Lauren ponders the importance or otherwise of fiction -
stories that come from our imagination
WRITING PROMPTS by Paula Wilson
A Meaningful Book?
Have you just read a book you want everyone to read and enjoy, or benefit from, as you have? Tell us about its special qualities, or the effect it had on you. If thereís a book that resonated with you in some way, share your experience as an article or essay.
OPPORTUNITIES FOR WRITERS
PROFILES OF SOME OF OUR MEMBERS
Members' Profiles and Websites
MONTHLY NEWSLETTER: Write Away
out recent achievements of some of our members, book launches and other
invitations on the Achievements page.
Note: MEMBERS' PHOTOS
else does SWWV offer?
BACKGROUND OF THE SOCIETY OF WOMEN WRITERS
The SWWV was established in 1970. There were also sister societies in NSW, Queensland, South Australia and Tasmania.
NSW is the oldest society established in 1925. By 1980 a federal body, The Society of Women Writers, Australia, was formed
with state societies becoming branches. Each state, for two years in turn, had the responsibility of managing federal business.
By 1999, it became clear that volunteers were no longer available to carry out this considerable task. It was agreed that the
federal body be wound up, and that each branch would become an incorporated association, with similar aims and rules.
NSW had already done this in 1988.
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