So you've always wanted to write

"Jeanette’s creative writing course was excellent. Held over two evenings, I found it enjoyable, testing and very instructive, which was a good combination. Writing is a craft and Jeanette clearly knows it well. Her teaching included awareness of different aspects of writing, short written  on the spot exercises and positive critiquing. All very good and a course to be recommended to future writers of any level."  Bruce Renowden

Following on from the successful Emerging Writers Workshops

Write Now - Writing Workshops

At Magnet Galleries, Docklands
February 25 & March 3, 7-9pm

Write Now is for writers of all levels, even beginners, who want to learn the secrets of writing compelling fiction and non-fiction.

Author and journalist, Jeanette Leigh (ex-Age Newspaper), will kick-start your creativity, whether you need to refresh your skills, embark on the story you’re burning to write, record a family history, or write a compelling story of your business expertise.


Set in the fabulous Magnet Galleries, Jeanette offers 2 x 2hr workshops where you’ll learn about;

  • Finding your voice and igniting your creativity

  • The ingredients of a good story

  • How not to be didactic - Show rather than telling 

  • Standing out - flair, tone, style 

  • Editing

How to get there

Location: Magnet Galleries Melbourne,

SC G19 Wharf St,

The District. Docklands, Vic


Free tram: Routes 70 and 86 terminate at WATERFRONT CITY, DOCKLANDS - Stop 11, right outside THE DISTRICT, on DOCKLANDS DRIVE.  (Bottom of map).

Turn left when leaving the tram, cross the tracks and enter THE DISTRICT.  Wharf Street is the walkway through the precinct - NOT an actual street!


CAR: Parking available adjacent to THE DISTRICT on WATERFRONT WAY.

What to bring

  • Laptop or more conventional writing equipment

  • A sense of adventure


And yes, there will be wine!

Dates: Feb 25 & March 3, 2019

Time: 7-9pm
Cost: $200 for 2x2hr sessions

Early bird discount $160 if paid by Feb 15

Numbers are limited. Bookings are essential.

What previous participants said

"Jeanette's writing workshop was an enjoyable adventure.  I learnt to use more descriptive words and how to construct informative and interesting sentences." Geoff

"From the outset, Jeanette challenged us and soon had us writing. Her message was clear: a writer’s priority should be to inform and entertain. She highlighted different styles of writing and asked us to consider the use of setting, activity, colour, context and tone. Our main item of ‘homework’ between workshops was a 500 word ‘flash piece’ on a subject of our choice. I found this most rewarding, including the group’s constructive comments on my crime thriller piece, and now appreciate the benefit of a deadline..." Greg

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