Special General Meeting 18 April, 2024

Agenda

(1)  Adoption of the Rules of Geelong Writers Inc (2024)

Rules of Geelong Writers 2024 PDF 215 kb

(2)  Election of up to three eligible members to the Committee of Management of Geelong Writers Inc.

SGM Proxy Voting form PDF 118 kb to be received no later than 6:00 pm Wednesday 17 April.

 

Nominations:

  1. Garry Kinnane (3 April)

 

In 1993, in the beautiful bay city of Geelong – on Wadawurrung land located about 80 km south-west of Melbourne, Australia—a group of like-minded people formed Geelong Writers Inc.

Some of these writing enthusiasts had been active in Geelong Street Poets, and some were new writers who had settled in the region or who had undertaken professional writing and publishing courses at the local Gordon Institute of Technology (becoming Deakin University in 1975).

Geelong Writers quickly established itself as a leading community-based organisation that has grown to a current fee-paying membership of more than 150. There are almost 750 subscribers to its regular newsletters and more than 1,100 followers on Facebook.

Geelong Writers has established strong relationships with Writers Victoria, Deakin Literary Society, the Word for Word National Non-Fiction Festival, and its organising body, the Geelong Regional Library Corporation, and with other non-incorporated local writers’ groups as well as several community centres and neighbourhood houses. For many years its volunteers presented a weekly radio program on Geelong’s community radio station.

2023 marks the 30th anniversary of this not-for-profit community organisation. Read more about the history of Geelong Writers here.

Geelong Writers is the publisher of regular anthologies, including the biannual experimental poetry publication, Anomaly Street. For a full decade, it was the publisher of Azuria, an independent literary journal that built bridges between Geelong’s literary community and the wider world with its multiple languages.

An elected committee organises an annual program of writing workshops, literary luncheons, members’ social evenings and readings of works by visiting authors as well as those of the new and emerging writers among its own members.

The aims of Geelong Writers are:

  • To encourage literature, writing and writers in the Geelong region, including promotion of writing groups, writing workshops and the publications of local writers
  • To support and promote Geelong and district writers by providing an information service
  • To coordinate literary events and activities
  • To liaise with Writers Victoria
  • To represent the literary arts sector in the development of cultural policy for the Geelong region
  • To ensure all endeavours of Geelong Writers are designed and implemented in a fully inclusive way

Want to become a member? Learn more about our membership options here.

COMMITTEE 2023-24

President: Guenter Sahr
Secretary: Position vacant
Treasurer: Judy Rankin
Editor & Competitions Coordinator: Position vacant
General Committee Member: Claudia Collins

VOLUNTEERS

Communications & Media Coordinator: Julie Rysdale
Editor, AnoMaly Street: Jo Curtain
Editorial assistance & proof-reading: Kerstin Lindros, Jenny Hurley, Kat Skarbek

 

2022-23 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

Geelong Writers is looking for volunteers to join the committee and/or help with the work we do. More information here.

 

Rules of Geelong Writers 2024 PDF 215 kb

 

Geelong Writers Inc. thanks the ongoing support of the following organisations: