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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: February and March

February 5th: From 1.00pm - An Introduction to Dreams & Scenes

The calendar flips over a month and it’s January, then February. What are your dreams for the writing year ahead? Bring those dreams along to our meeting and hear others’ thoughts as we begin a series of workshops focusing on the writing process.

Today we will also consider how to identify and prioritise goals for writers. There will be time for readings and feedback. Bring 3 copies of your work. See you there.

March 5th: From 1.00pm – Visualising the Scene

When we write we are remembering, imagining or playing with ideas, facts and fictions. Part of the writing process involves visualising or ‘seeing’ with the inner eye that particular situation of curious interest which demands to be recorded. Generally, this is in a setting, a scene.

Today, we will create a scene! But it will alarm no one. The scene is purely for our enjoyment.


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

Radio interviews.

Personal projects e.g. memoir.

Dreams & Scenes: This project is supported by the Georges River Council.


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 assistance under the current Georges River Venue Hire program.

Next meetings

Date: Tuesday, Feb 5th, Mar 5th

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.