Greenmount’s Writefree Women’s Writing Group reaches platinum milestone


Members of the Writefree Women’s Writing Group celebrate 20 years.
Members of the Writefree Women’s Writing Group celebrate 20 years.

THE Writefree Women’s Writing Group, one of the first groups launched at the not-for-profit KSP Writers’ Centre in Greenmount, is set to publish its 20th anthology Platinum Ladies this October, celebrating a milestone platinum anniversary.

All nineteen copies of their past anthologies are currently on display at KSP as part of a special exhibition.

The group formed in 1996 with the aim to encourage women writers to work alongside other creative people and ultimately have the opportunity to be published. Over the past 20 years, this philosophy brought together would-be writers from all backgrounds – poets, artists, mothers, musicians and grandmothers.

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In the 2000s the group became so large the centre launched two spin-off groups.

“We have had so many interesting people passing through over the years,” original member Brenda Berrisford said.

“But we are proud to boast that five of the original members are still with us: Jill Southgate, Shirley Taylor, Dawn Abrahams, Verna Moses and myself. Also, we have many who have been with the group for over 10 years.”

The group will launch Platinum Ladies on Sunday, October 23 at 2pm at the KSP Writers’ Centre.

RSVP for catering purposes to Writefree group facilitator wallis.jane00@gmail.com or 0438 901 689.