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Discovery Writers

Who we are

Discovery Writers enjoy the written word, sharing insights, humour and drama through stories, memoirs and poems.


What we do

We meet on the first Tuesday of each month (not January) to read and discuss our current work. Each year we choose a writing theme and upskill our knowledge through workshops. Discovery Writers welcomes all who enjoy writing to come and share in our friendship afternoons.

Where and when we meet

Miles Franklin room, Hurstville Library, Dora St, Hurstville

12.30 - 3.00pm, first Tuesday of the month (except January)

Monthly workshop February

From 1.00pm – An Introduction to 2018

Let us explore the world of words from a variety of angles: e.g. scenes from childhood, scenes from the future (yes, ambiguity intended), literal scenes e.g. landscape; surreal scenes (e.g. a Dali world), and/or scenes from imagination (fantasy, sci-fi).

We will look at how word association can lead us into a new story or poem. This method provides a rich context within which to dream and write on a new aspect of the commonplace. It can take us into unimagined-before realms with unexpected consequences.


Community Group Award

Discovery Writers are the recipients of a Community Group Achievement Award - for outstanding services to the St George Community.

Presented by Mark Coure MP, the award of 9th November 2017, is a fitting finale to our 10th Anniversary Celebrations.

The award recognises the many members who give their support and work behind-the-scenes to help keep the art of writing alive in our community.

If you have always wanted to write, then 2018 is a great time to start. Come along and meet our outstanding writers.

Current projects

Radio interviews.

Personal projects e.g. memoir.

Any questions? Email us: click to send


Copyright of the material on this site remains with the author of each text.
No part of this website may be copied, except with permission of the author.


Discovery Writers wish to express our appreciation for a grant under the current Georges River Venue Hire program.

Next meetings

Date: Tuesday, February 6th, March 6th

Place: Hurstville Library

Time: 12.30 - 3.00pm



Margaret Ruckert

email: click to send

Useful Links

Best Australian Writing

Poetry NZ

Leaflets and Forms

Discovery Writers: all about us

Membership Form


The 2017 Anthology: Short Cuts: All Things Small and Great.

The 2016 Anthology: Memoir Magic

For details please see our prose page.