Yesterday the Writing Group I belong to launched their first anthology and one of my stories is in it!
Women Who Write Melbourne is a wonderfully supportive group of over 600 women who are all interested in writing. We have a Facebook page where we can connect and discuss all aspects of writing, and we have regular meet-ups around Melbourne. Our Anthology, titled “A New Beginning”, is made up of short stories, memoir and poetry and was the culmination of many months of hard work by the committee, led expertly by Lee-Ann Hawe, the founder of the group.
Yesterday, together with friends and family, we gathered at Lulu’s Café and Gallery in North Melbourne, to celebrate the result of the hard work. There were plenty of compliments when the books were unveiled, they look fantastic. It wasn’t long before we sold out of copies! But those who missed out shouldn’t be unhappy as the digital version will be released soon.
There were speeches, readings, wine, food, chatter and laughter, but above all there was a sense of achievement. I for one am proud of all the women who contributed to, worked on and supported this anthology. I am proud to be a member of this group. We are proof that no matter how diverse we are, or the differences between us, we can all pull together for a successful outcome.