The Campbelltown Writing Program

Campbelltown Writing Program is a partnership between WestWords and Campbelltown Libary. Throughout the year we hold two fortnightly writers’ groups, monthly masterclasses, and a range of other events held throughout the year. Most events are free and represent a desire to enliven the writing community of Macarthur by providing place and opportunity.

Campbelltown Writers’ Groups

There are two online writers groups that are ongoing throughout the year.

Creative Writing Group

Contrary to popular lore, writing is not a solo sport. Every writer needs a community, a sounding board, a group of people who think you’re fabulous and want to see you grow. The creative writing group is that for you. Meeting fortnightly via Zoom, Sienna will guide the group in looking deeper into their own work and craft. It is regular space to bring your creative writing questions and to find inspiration in the work and thoughts of others. No matter what your experience level, beginner or professional, we welcome you to come share this creative space.

Facilitator: Sienna Brown

Time: Tuesdays 10am – 12:00pm

Information: https://www.campbelltown.nsw.gov.au/WhatsOn/CreativeWritingGroup

Fiction Writer’s Group

A writers’ group is a great place to come and sort out those kinks, to find like-minded people who aren’t obliged to like your work because they’re your mum or partner, and who, like you, are hoping that the great story in their mind somehow makes it onto the page.

Every fortnight, facilitated by the effervescent James Roy, the Fiction Writers’ Group will come together (online at present) to learn, discuss, and feedback on each other’s work.

No matter if you’re a beginner writer or well-weathered, we’d love you to join this lively space for writers.

Facilitator: James Roy

Time: Saturdays 10am – 12:00pm

Information: https://www.campbelltown.nsw.gov.au/WhatsOn/FictionWritersGroup

Masterclass Program

The Real Fantasy: Exploration into the conventions and expectations of the fantasy genre

Fantasy, sci-fi and speculative fiction are all planes of experimentation growth and mastery. They all involve a wielding of craft that walks a tightrope between the believable and the ridiculous. In this Masterclass Bonnie will cover topics such as:

  • Formulating your plot – the architect vs gardener approach, the hero’s journey, the snowflake method, etc.,
  • Deep dive into world-building + how to avoid the info dump,
  • Developing your writing practice – best practices, habits, etc,
  • Editing your work.

Date: Sunday 17th July 2022

Time: 10 am-1pm

Location: HJ Daley Library, 1 Hurley Street, Campbelltown (5 minute walk from Campbelltown train station)

Guest Speaker: Bonnie Wynne

Book here: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/writers-masterclass-the-real-fantasy-tickets-368680000807