Past Events

Evening Workshop - Tuesday 25 May

Time:  5:30 to 7:30 pm
Place:  The Women’s Club, Level 4, 179 Elizabeth Street, Sydney
Cost:  Members $45, non-members/guests $55
Refreshments included

The Power of the Image with Judith Beveridge

The language of powerful writing is almost always picturesque. Rather than depending primarily upon abstract ideas, good writing depends mainly upon creating images in our minds. These iages help us to see things fresh and new, or to feel them suggestively through the senses. This workshop will explore ways of strengthening and heightening the images we use in our writing. It will examine the value of showing through the image rather than telling through statement.
Judith Beveridge has published seven volumes of poetry and has edited or co-edited a number of anthologies including Contemporary Australian Poetry (Puncher & Wattmann 2016). She was poetry editor for Meanjin from 2005 until 2016. Her work has been studied in schools and universities, and translated into many languages.  Her latest volume Sun Music: New and Selected Poems (Giramondo 2018) won the Prime Minister’s Poetry Prize in 2019. For a number of years she taught poetry at post-graduate level at The University of Sydney.

Note: The Women’s Club is close to St James and Town Hall railway stations, and located on the Elizabeth and Castlereagh Streets bus routes.

Book and pay:

(a)  Credit card:
(b)  Direct debit:
The Society of Women Writers NSW Inc
BSB: 062 018
Account:  00950433
Code:  VMW
Email Amanda Mark – – with your name, receipt number and date of event 




Winter Writing Retreat

When:  Friday 30 July to Sunday 1 August 2021
Where:  The Hermitage, O
ld South Road, Mittagong

All-inclusive cost:  Members $475, non-members $575
Saturday-only rate:  Members $150, non-members $200
Deposit of $100 is payable at the time of registration, with the balance due by 30 June

Please register by emailing Ann Beaumont at

Set in 500 acres of beautiful rolling hills and grapevines, the old monastery with its modern annex makes a perfect secluded getaway for aspiring and experienced writers.
All participants will have their own room, with en-suite, desk and wardrobe, linen and towels provided.  There are a few rooms for people with special needs as well as a lift. 
Cost inc
ludes two dinners, two breakfasts, two lunches, morning and afternoon tea.  Vegetarian and gluten-free diets catered for.

Pay by direct debit:

The Society of Women Writers NSW Inc
BSB: 062 018
Account:  00950433
Code:  WWRM (full retreat member) or WWRNM (full retreat non-member) 
Code:  WWRMS (Saturday only member) or WWRNMS (Saturday only non-member)

Email Amanda Mark - – with your name, receipt number and date of event 



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