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How to Run a Writing (or Reading) Group

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Would you like to run a writing group or start a book club? 

These free workshops are designed to increase your skill to establish, manage and lead on-going reading and writing groups in your community. Community connection creates an environment where readers and writers can provide support and feedback to each other, find inspiration, and take advantage of collaboration opportunities.

By the end of these workshops, participants will have learned how to:

  • Identify the key elements and strategic approach for creating and safe and supportive environment for readers and writers to learn, share, experiment and grow.
  • Establish ground rules and expectations for group participation.
  • Provide constructive feedback, critique and encouragement to help writers grow as writers.
  • Foster a sense of community and belonging among group members.

    Workshops cover the same content. Choose the time that best suits you:

    Workshop 1
    Wednesday 19 June, 5.30-7.30pm
    Wollongong City Library, The Lab

    Workshop 2
    Saturday 29 June, 10am-12pm
    Thirroul Community Centre, Black Diamond Room

    Workshop 3
    Wednesday 3 July, 10am-12pm
    Online via Zoom

    Monica Davidson is an award-winning expert on the creative industries. She started as a freelance writer, performer, and filmmaker, and after launching her production company, she began sharing her entrepreneurial learnings by mentoring and teaching other creatives. In 2013 she consolidated her knowledge with a Master’s degree in Screen Arts and Business from AFTRS, and shortly after was appointed as Australia’s first Creative Industries Business Advisor. In 2016 Monica founded Creative Plus Business, a social enterprise that educates creative practitioners about business, money and marketing. Monica also continues her own work, releasing her feature documentary/musical Handbag on SBS in 2023.


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