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From the Chair  
SWW-WA Chairperson


Welcome to The Society of Women Writers WA


2024 - We are well into another great year!



Topic: Write Your Novel

Tutor: Helen Iles

Dates: June 5th, 12th, 19th and 26th 2024, from 9.30am to 12 noon

Cost: $80 for members of the Society; $100 for non members

This novel-writing course will take you step by step through the process of planning and writing your first novel or kick-starting a stalled one. Learn techniques to grow your ideas and create the complications of plot publishers require through proven methods of story creation. Develop unique characters and throw them into dilemmas that create suspense through pacing and impactive writing that will keep the reader turning pages. Then we look at first draft editing and manuscript presentation.


Seating is limited, therefore bookings are essential.

Please email swwwabookingofficer@gmail.com for a booking form.





20/04/21 Citiplace Committee Meeting 9.30am – 12md
General Meeting 12.15pm – 2pm
Guest Speaker: David Whish-Wilson
Topic: Crime Writing
Book Editors Club 2pm – 3pm


 Saturday - 6th July 2024

Citiplace Community Centre


Marketing Your Book & Yourself

Helen Iles: 12.30pm – 5pm



Helen will cover pre-launch promotions,

the very necessary Book Launch,

getting a following;

keeping your book in the public’s eye;

social media; book trailers; author talks,
and recommended printed material.

These methods will work for books that are yet to
be released and for books whose sales have stalled.


This is book promotions on a shoestring budget.


Cost: Members $100; Non-members $130.


Please email swwwabookingofficer@gmail.com for a booking form.




Wednesday Writing Classes

July 3

Topic: Writing Historical Fiction (1)

Tutor: Lyn Bodycoat

Learn how to create engaging characters in an authentic historical setting,

using Lyn Bodycoat’s two published memoirs as examples.


July 10, 17

Topic: Framing and Ekphrasis (2)

Tutor: Kathleen Knight

Framing is used in photography to determine what is left in (or out)

of a picture to focus the viewer’s attention. Come and learn how framing

can focus the attention of your readers. Ekphrasis is being inspired by,

and reflecting on, a scene or work of art, & narrating your thoughts,

feelings, or expanded perceptions in vivid detail.

Learn to create evocative descriptions sparked by forms of art.


July 24, 31

Topic: Getting into University (2)

Tutor: Kathleen Knight

Learn how to get enrolled in a higher education writing course.

Understand what types of courses are available, what qualifications are required,

and the differences between learning in class or online.

There will be in-depth examples based on the professional writing

and publishing and the creative writing courses at Curtin University.







Updated 19th June 2024