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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 workshops from 1.00pm: November and December

Nov 6th: From 1.00pm - A Taste of The Tried, True and Tempting Part 2

Whether your work is a story, poem or article, memoir-based or ‘complete’ fiction, what is important to the reader is how the tale is told. Language, imaginative scenes or unbelievably real characters all play a part in the enjoyment of a text.

Today we will look at how adding magical ingredients to a story can make it memorable. Various concepts like allusion, antithesis and imagery are these magical ingredients which add the spice.

Dec 4th: From 1.00pm – The Best, the Worst and the Funniest

This being the last meeting of the year places us in the unique position of being able to look back and look forward. Let's write about those outstanding memories that need to be recorded before the year 2018 itself dissolves like sugar or salt, depending on what's happened in your kitchen.

And then it's party time!


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 is welcome and especially prized. It recognises the many members who give their support and work behind-the-scenes to keep the art of writing alive in the community.

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

Current projects

Radio interviews.

Personal projects e.g. memoir.

Eat Our Words: This project is supported by the NSW Government through Create NSW.


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 express our appreciation for assistance under the current Georges River Venue Hire program.

Next meetings

Date: Tuesday, Oct 2th, Nov 6th

Place: Hurstville Library

Time: 12.30 - 3.00pm

Business meeting 12.30 - 1.00pm



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.