Lake Macquarie: It’s all about writing

Exploring creativity through written expression is an excellent way to extend skills and to enrich your daily life. For 21 years, members of the Lake Macquarie branch of the Fellowship of Australian Writers New South Wales have done exactly that. They encourage and foster aspiring writers of all genres from memoir and family history to short and long form fiction and poetry.

Aiming to promote excellence in writing, the branch meets monthly to exchange ideas and develop writing skills. It also holds regular critique sessions, where members present excerpts of their work for comment and feedback.

Every two years, the group runs the highly successful Alice Sinclair Memorial Writing Competition, named after one of the founding members. In 2020, they produced their first anthology, Beneath the surface: an anthology of writing from Lake Macquarie, entirely written, edited, illustrated, designed and published by the branch members.

Meetings are held at Toronto Multipurpose Centre on the second Saturday of every month from 2.30pm – 4.00pm. All writers and newcomers are welcome.

For more info email or go to the group’s Facebook page LakeMacFAW or visit their website:

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