Look out and listen

Look – WriteSpace Retreat is on Instagram, and loving it.
IMG_1396Today’s pic is the before shot of the Platform at Donkey Wheel House. On Sunday the room will be set up for a day of writing and eating. I’m looking forward to meeting my first-time guests as well as catching up with some familiar faces. If we feel like a Lunchtime Listen I’ve chosen a short clip from…well I’ll keep that quiet until afterwards.

At our next date, Sunday 17th July, we’ll have a Lunchtime Listen with laughs. One of our writers will read from her upcoming memoir and I’ll be asking guests if they’d like to bring a paragraph or piece of flash that’s made them laugh.

Interested? Get in touch to find out more or to book your place at WriteSpace Retreat. Jen




9am on a foggy Monday morning. Emails, Twitter and weather forecast all checked – it’s time to start the week.

If you haven’t come across it already, Paul McVeigh’s blog is a fabulous source of opportunities, interviews and free reading . With a background that includes short stories, writing for radio and comedy stand-ups, as well as recently launching his debut novel, Paul’s wide writing experience and interests are reflected in his blog that reaches writers of all different genres and forms across the globe.

Are you in planning mode and wondering how you’re going to get your first or final draft ready for a deadline?

Maybe one of the dates listed here will help. I’d love to look after you and help you to achieve your goal.

Plan ahead – next dates for you or the writer in your life

I’m really looking forward to hosting the first WriteSpace Retreat next Sunday and can now offer further sessions on the following dates:

Sunday 26th July

Sunday 13th September

Sunday 18th October

Sunday 15th November

All of the retreats will be held at the CAE, 253 Flinders Lane and the space will be available from 9am until 5pm – full details of what’s included here.

You might want to book a single session or maybe you’d prefer to lock in a few dates and know that you’ve put time aside to develop your writing project.

Writing groups – we can look at options for group bookings on these or other dates. Please get in touch to talk about what works for you and let’s see what we can do.

There are still a few places left on Sunday 21st June – if you have something you’re keen to work on and need a day out to focus, why not come along. There’ll be healthy food, writing prompts, lots of reading material and the comfort of being around other writers.

Keep writing (and reading) and I hope to be looking after you while you write soon.


You deserve space to write

Melbourne writers – welcome to WriteSpace

Launching Melbourne’s newest writing retreat – WriteSpace is an easy-to-get-to metropolitan escape. It’s a whole day for you to dedicate to your writing project in the company of other writers.

Here’s what WriteSpace is all about and why you, or the writer in your life, deserves it.

The first retreat is on Sunday 21st June at CAE, 253 Flinders Lane.

You’re welcome to arrive anytime from 9.30am and we’ll be open for you to keep working until 5pm.

Please get in touch to ask any questions or make a booking. Jen Squire

You deserve time to write