Bringing words to life.

For almost 30 years Ballarat Writers Incorporated has supported and promoted writers and writing in the Western Victoria region. Ballarat Writers is affiliated with Writers Victoria and as a not-for-profit organisation runs regular members nights, competitions, writing sessions and activities.

The 2017 Ballarat Writers Committee comprises:

Chairperson: Irene Warfe
Secretary & Public Officer: Joy Merritt
Treasurer & Membership: Danielle O’Donnell
Publicity & Media: Rebecca Fletcher
Competitions: Rebekah Spark

Creating a Festival Committee to plan this three-day writing event builds on the success of the previous Ballarat Writers’ author talks and workshops. The inaugural Festival program is inspired by the theme ‘Democracy’. As Ballarat is a town that has one foot in the historic and one foot in the contemporary, this theme presents an opportunity to discuss both Australia’s heritage and current sociopolitical events.

Our past illustrates the power of gathering new ideas.

To join Ballarat Ballarat Writers Inc. head to their Membership page.