The SOCIETY OF WOMEN WRITERS NSW Inc
Invites you to
The Biennial Women WritersWeekend:
18, 19 & 20 October 2013
Brahma Kumaris Inner Space Retreat Centre
150 MacArthur Drive, Wilton
WOMEN MAKING HISTORY - a refreshing and inspiring weekend away
for women writers of all ages and stages.
To read more, please choose the Biennial Retreat from our Menu at the side bar.
Click here to see our flyer: Women Writers’ Weekend Retreat Flyer
The Society of Women Writers NSW Inc. was established in 1925 and incorporated in1987 and is the longest-standing literary society in Australia.
The Society aims to enable women writers in all genres to meet and network, and to benefit from regular seminars and workshops. In addition to monthly workshops and luncheon meetings, the Society administers a number of Awards and Competitions, and issues an informative quarterly magazine Images to its members and a monthly electronic newsletter.
All of our activities are managed and conducted by an annually elected committee, all of whom contribute their time free of charge. My objective as president and host is to make sure that each luncheon meeting is enjoyable, that the food and beverages are well served, and that the speeches are stimulating and memorable, giving the audience a real insight into different aspects of writing fiction, non-fiction and poetry.
The Site Menu to the left of this page will give you information about the Society and our monthly activities. We meet in the stately Dixson Room in the Mitchell wing of the State Library, Macquarie Street. The Events – What’s On section gives up-to-date information on what is on each month and how to book in. The FAQ section has a range of questions and answers that may be helpful and there are other links that you may wish to explore.
Thank you for visiting The Society of Women Writers NSW Inc. We hope you’ll come and visit us again or, even better, please come to one of our lunches and meet us in person.
We look forward to meeting you.
The SWW Committee: Behind the Scenes
On Tuesday, 18th February, 2013 at The Women’s Club, 179 Elizabeth Street, Sydney, the Committee held a work meeting to discuss important matters of business and to process the results of the completed Questionnaires returned to us by SWW Members.
The left photo shows SWW President Bridget McKern on the board to tally as Membership Secretary Sandra Davis calls out the numbers.
Right photo shows the whole Committee during a coffee break from the meeting that began at 10.00am and finished at 2.30pm or so, with half an hour lunch served at the stately dining Room. Thanks to Vicky, the manager, for a fine dining service given us. Clockwise: Pam Bayfield, Vivienne Foster, Dianna Blackett-Purvis, Barbara Westerway, Lindsay Lewis, Maria Hill, Bridget McKern, Sandra Davis and Edita Diamante.
From Ann Howard, author of Dangar Island
I really enjoy coming to the SWW, because each member is interesting and they are interested in others! It’s learning with pleasure. - Ann Howard
From Clio Calodoukas, author of All Roads Lead to Shanghai:
I would like to say how much I have enjoyed being a Member of SWW. The Society gives a writer a great venue to meet with others who are of the same persuasion. I know I have benefited from the talks I have heard, and from general information received from writers more qualified than me as to how to proceed with editing, publication and promotion. I know I will continue to benefit from the experiences of my fellow women writers whenever we meet at our literary luncheons. - Clio Calodoukas
From Pip Griffin, Guest Speaker, February 8, 2012
Thanks again for the opportunity to read at SWW and for your very warm welcome. They were a lovely audience. I’m going to join your Society – everyone is friendly and you have a lot to offer. – Pip Griffin
Pip Griffin is the author of Ani Lin: The Journey of a Buddhist Nun and was Guest Speaker on February 8, 2012 Luncheon Meeting in Dixson Room at the State Library of NSW.