** See note below re photos of members on this website
This web site was last updated on 11 October, 2013
Our Members are women who write or are interested in writing.
You can read about many of them by going to Profiles.
We are currently searching for a web manager. Some items might, therefore, not be up to date.
We apologise for this.
Lynne Murphy, 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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BECOME A MEMBER
If you'd like to join the Society of Women Writers Victoria click on I want to join.
OR you'd like more
information, contact our membership secretary at firstname.lastname@example.org
Results of the SWWV Biennial Literary Award are here.
a meeting? Catch up here:
Society of Women Writers, Victoria Inc.
For information on future meetings go to : Calendar
OUT THE COMPETITIONS PAGE FOR NEW ADDITIONS.
NEWS FROM OUR MEMBERS: Elizabeth Thompson writes:
Tired of so much anger and grief in the world I decided to put together a light hearted collection of my writing. All of them have either been published or broadcast individually at some time.
The following is the description used in the advertising and the book had been recommended by Peter Hinchliffe, a vereran U.K. newspaper columnist and Kim Dodsworth, a long time radio broadcaster of the written word.
'What? No Roast!' is a collection of hilarious short stories and excerpts by Australian author Elizabeth M. Thompson. Better known for her gardening and practical articles on sustainable living, fictionm, freelance articles and prose, this book will give the reader a chance to laugh as some of the stuffiness is taken out of life.
It is now, or should be, available on Amazon and you can download it onto your Kindle. It will be recorded as a talking book during the next few months.
A tip for all ... I called this book, 'What? No Roast!' and where did I get sent to find it? Yes, that's correct, not in the humour section but in the cookery section. another lesson for me to remember when naming my books.
My next book, a novel with the title 'Ants, Aunts and Funerals', features those unforgettable characters, Aunt Alice and Uncle Rodger.
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.
See you there!!
Tea and coffee is provided.
Words from our Members
Click on the title to read the article.
Use of the Apostrophe
The Worldwide Web
Why I self publish
Lauren ponders the importance or otherwise of fiction - stories that come from our imagination
Writing a Woman's Life
In Lonnie's Shadow
Set in the early 1890s in Melbourne only a block from the Wheeler Centre, Chrissie Michaels’ Young Adult book, In Lonnie's Shadow, would be of interest to SWWV members and other users of the centre for that reason alone.
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 there’s 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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