Book clubs and groups

The Centre for Stories has a number of book clubs and groups who use the Centre on a regular basis for their ongoing activities. Below is a list of our current ongoing groups. 

  • Fem Book Club is an introduction to a diverse range of novels by women about women. Through informal conversation about each text the Fem Book Club focuses on the manifold experiences of being a woman through different moments in history and across varying communities. It is an opportunity to think about and challenge what it means to be a woman and perhaps undermine any assumed universal experience by looking at how people of colour, transgender and non-binary identifying writers, or those who suffer with mental health issues have vastly different experiences of ‘feminism’ or what it is to be a ‘woman'. Fem Book Club meets once a month... usually the first Wednesday of the month.
  • Teen Book Club is a book club for teens! Our Teen Book Club is hosted by Nadia L King author of YA novel Jenna's Truth. It occurs on the last Friday of every month, and is a safe place for teens who are interested in thinking about stories and books. Also, there are snacks! A great way to start the weekend. 
  • Short Story Book Club is all about short stories. In Australian publishing, we are seeing an unprecedented number of collections and anthologies being published by a combination of established writers and ground-breaking new talents. Join writer, Emily Paull to explore exquisite, iconic short fiction collections from the Australian literary canon, modern classics, soon to be published gems, and award-winning collections. The Short Story Book Club teases out why its chosen short stories resonate, while examining the greater motivations behind each text's author's work and revelling in the joys of perfectly constructed short tale. The Short Story Book Club meets once a month. 

  • Write Night is for writers who may be struggling to carve out distraction free writing time, or who are looking for a safe group environment to work on your work in progress, or who would simply like to meet other writers in their community. Write Night is every second Tuesday at the Centre.