READING CLUB  (First and third Friday of the month)


Starts:   Friday 1st February - 6th December 2019

Time:     1.00 - 2.30pm 

Presenter:  Marjorie Tillyer.   (Ph: 8391 3671)

Venue:        Mount Barker Library.


We are a reading group – read what you like and discuss it with us, or perhaps read a book brought along by another member.  This way we share our love of reading and are introduced to different authors and their writing. 


New members are welcome!





(First and third Wednesdays each month) 

Starts:   6th February – 4th December 2019

Time:     2.00 - 4.00 pm 

Presenter:  Jackie Mussared  Ph: 0417 842 694

Venue:        Community Room, Coventry Library, Stirling 

Do you have song lyrics running through your head & you're not sure why?  Does poetry seem difficult or mysterious & you'd like to understand it better?  Do you know why one poem or poet is great while another is just good or mediocre?  


If you answered yes to any of these questions, then this course is for you. In a relaxed atmosphere we discuss the merits of a variety of poems and study the context of time and place of the people who wrote them. No prior experience is necessary!

BOOK GROUP (Second Monday of each month - all year including public holidays)


Starts:   11th Feb – 16th December 2019

Time:     2.00pm - 3.30pm 

Presenter:   Merrilie Rowley   0400 268 214

Venue:         Aldgate Toy Library,  Fenchurch Street, Aldgate.


Our list for 2019 is all fiction, some Australian, with one classic to start the year.

We are a very informal group and enjoy lively discussions about the books we have read.


(Participants source own books.)


Feb 11th    The Tenant of Wildfell Hall – Anne Bronte

Mar 11th    The English Patient – Michael Ondaatje

Apr 8th       Empire of the Sun – J.G. Ballard

May 13th   Tin Man – Sarah Winman

Jun 10th    Garden of Evening Mists – Tan Twan Eng

Jul 8th       Of a Boy – Sonja Hartnett



WRITING FOR ENJOYMENT (Weekly - school terms)

Day:       Tuesday in term time

Starts:   5th February – 17th December 2019

Time:      10:00am - 12:30pm

Maximum number: 12

Presenter:  Lyn Dickason.  Ph: 0468 870 895

Venue:        Littlehampton Uniting Church

A relaxed group who enjoy writing in all its many styles.  We have fun writing and sharing short stories over refreshments and support each other in friendship. 


Please bring writing book & pen.







Day:       Monday, weekly

Starts:   4th February– 16th December 2019

Time:     10am - 12noon


Presenter:  Zenda Vecchio  0427 799 025

Venue:        Uniting Church Hall, Nairne.



This is a writing course with an emphasis on creativity. Some experience (though not necessarily publication) an advantage


LITERATURE  (Fortnightly)


Day:       Friday, fortnightly

Starts:   1st February- 13th December 2019

Time:     2pm - 4pm

Maximum number: 20


Organiser:   Nina Chicco  Ph: 8339 3775: 0400 425 123

Presenter:   Nina Chicco

Venue:         Coventry Library, Stirling


RUSSIAN LITERATURE: The main focus will be on the great Leo Tolstoy novel, Anna Karenina: a novel which encompasses all the human emotions and asks the question “what is the Russian soul?”. We will also read a selection of Anton Chekov’s short stories and plays – to be chosen later in the year.