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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 last Tuesday of each month (not January) to read and discuss our current works. 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.

Meetings - Where and When

Miles Franklin room, Hurstville Library, Dora St, Hurstville

1.00 - 3.00pm, last Tuesday of the month (except January)

But wait ... there's more ...

Our 2021 Theme is Vocal: Let the Words Speak

2021 Topics

Feb 23 Kindness/In Lockdown

Mar 30 Truth/Paradoxes

Apr 27 Music/Time

May 25 A Challenge/Renewal

Aug 31 Nature/Blessings

Sep 28 Aspiration/Belonging

Oct 26 Horizons/ Perspective

Nov 30 Roads Less Travelled/Loss

After a year of being literally 'shut up' we have the chance to speak out.

Monthly topics are not mandatory but they can give a starting point or an ending to a story.

If you would like to join us, please contact us via email.


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, now is a great time to start. Come along and meet our outstanding writers.

Current projects

Personal projects

2021 Vocal: Let the Words Speak.

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 also express our appreciation for support under the Adult Programs of Georges River Library.

Next meetings

Date: Last Tuesday of the month (not Jan)

Place: Hurstville Library

Time: 1.00 - 3.00pm

Business meeting as required



Margaret Ruckert

email: click to send

Useful Links

The Compulsive Reader

Poetry NZ

Leaflets and Forms

Discovery Writers: all about us


The 2020 Anthology: Journey: Going Forward, Going Back

The 2019 Anthology: Dreams & Scenes

The 2018 Anthology: Eat Our Words

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

The 2016 Anthology: Memoir Magic

For details please see our prose page.