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Discovery Writers

Who we are

The Discovery Writers is a Sydney group of dedicated writers who enjoy writing poems and stories, both fiction and memoir.

What we do

We meet in Hurstville on the first Tuesday of each month (except January) to read and discuss our current work. Amongst our members are poets, short story writers and memoirists. Each year we choose a writing theme and upskill our knowledge through workshops. Discovery Writers welcomes all those 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

The Many Paths to Environment

A few years ago, Discovery Writers explored "The Write Environment", selecting topics both from writing and from the environment.

In this, our 10th year, it seems only fitting that we revisit some past themes, with the view to building on skills and gaining new insights into our chosen areas of interest.

Today, we will visit nature and the environment, though mostly through visualization and memory. Using some visual aids, we will write about the micro — the flecks and specks — or about the macro, the whole landscape. Although the term “environment” may suggest nature, including living and non-living aspects, it can also be used for a whole system as in the phrase the built environment.

We will investigate through story and/or poem, what environment means to us and to you.

Current projects

Radio interviews, Short Cuts writing project.


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

Next meeting

Date: 2nd May

Place: Hurstville Library

Time: 12.30 - 3.00pm



Margaret Ruckert

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