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Wine and Write - Hunter Artisan Gallery and Cafe

Wine and Write - Hunter Artisan Gallery and Cafe


                                                      WINE & WRITE   




NEW Dates: 3x Saturdays. 12th, 19th and 26th June 2021

Time: 2.00pm - 5.00pm

Cost: $145

Location: Hunter Artisan Gallery and Cafe, East Maitland.


***DROP IN RATE: Casual drop in rate is $49, includes a glass of wine and cheese platter. No need to book, just drop in and write! (EFTPOS facilities available or cash.) Bring a friend and save 15% off! ( pay $41 instead of $49!)


Do you secretly yearn to write more, but lack the motivation or inspiration to start? Are there too many distractions at home? Would you like to tap into your creativity with ease? Then this writing group is for you!


Come join us for Wine & Write at the Hunter Artisan Gallery, kicking off on the 12th June 2021! Flex your creative writing muscle in this fun and supportive writing group.


Each week, you’ll be given a series of fun writing prompts and exercises, plus plenty of time to expand on a piece of writing at the end of each session. We’ll also cover some creative writing theory and explore tips and tricks to make your writing ‘sing’. You’ll also receive a glass of wine plus your own cheese platter – yum!


Each three hour workshop involves two hours of practical (writing exercises and prompts) and one hour of basic creative writing theory. Each week you will be given a homework task, so you can continue to write between sessions. By the end of the three weeks, you will have built up a considerable body of writing, that you may wish to extend in a short story or book. Please note that this is not a critique group and you will not be required to share your writing with the group, unless you would like to at the end of the session.


This workshop is suitable for beginners/intermediate writers, and especially writers who are wanting to develop more confidence and adopt a more regular writing practice into their lives. What better way to spend a Saturday - wining and writing! Yay!

Includes: Glass of wine/non-alcoholic beverage and your own cheese platter.

Limited places available, so book in early to secure your spot!



Purchase two tickets via my WEBSITE and use the coupon code: 'WINEANDWRITEFORTWO' at checkout. In the 'Add note' section, add your friend's name and their email address. In the Shipping section, please select 'Workshops' from the drop down menu. 


BYO: Please bring a pen and notepad to write. You are welcome to bring your laptop to work on an extended piece of writing at the end of the session, but please note that handwriting will be used for warm-up exercises.


To book, please visit: When booking via website, please select 'Workshops' from drop down menu in the 'Shipping' section. If you have further questions about the workshop, please phone me on 0424 771 075.


About the facilitator:


M.J. (Michelle) Reidy is an award winning writer from the Central Coast, NSW. Her stories have appeared in: Elle, ABC, Award Winning Australian Writing, Newcastle Short Story Prize, INK3, Australian Poetry Slam, Monologue Adventures Voices of Women project and LitLive (WA) amongst others. In 2018, she was the winner of Elle’s national short story prize, a finalist in the Newcastle Short Story Prize (Commended) and a panellist at the Australian Short Story Festival in Perth. In 2020, she was the winner of the K.S.P Short Fiction Awards, judged by Holden Sheppard. She was recently longlisted for the Masters Review Summer Short Story Award in the U.S. She facilitates writing workshops in the Hunter and Central Coast region, passionate about encouraging people to use storytelling as a tool for growth, recovery and healing.  


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