Join the group or class that's right for you

A host of writing classes are held at Mattie Furphy House and online. Some are year-round, others for a season. Please see our Special Events and What's On pages for details. If you would like to offer a class with FAWWA, please contact us
Writing at Matties or Zoom, Tuesday evenings with Louise Allan

Join author Louise Allan (The Sisters' Song) every second Tuesday evening for a writing session in response to prompts, with the opportunity to read your work to the group afterwards. The fortnightly classes alternate between online, and in person at Mattie Furphy House, from 6.30pm to 8pm.

Book Length Project Group

The Book Length Project Group is convened by author Karen Herbert (The River Mouth, and The Castaways of Harewood Hall) and meets the third Sunday of each month at Mattie Furphy House, 10am to 12pm. Open to writers of all genres and levels of experience, working on book-length fiction or non-fiction.

Andrew Levett, aka The Story Mentor, leads the Manuscript Development Writing Group, which meets the first and third Thursdays of each month at Mattie Furphy House, Swanbourne, 10am to 12pm. Levett also runs a variety of short writing courses. 

Indian Ocean Writers Group

The group meets every second Tuesday evening at Mattie Furphy House. For writers of all genres in need of a little inspiration and the chance to write in a relaxed and supportive environment with others. The group meets fortnightly at Mattie Furphy House, 6pm to 8pm. Attendees are invited to work on their current project or write to the prompts provided. For details please phone Marshall Willan 0408 620 235.

Manuscript Development Writing Group

Poetry and prose with Out of the Asylum Writers' Group

Poetry and Prose Classes with the Out of the Asylum Writers' Group are held at Mattie Furphy House alternate Fridays in the morning. For the latest list of upcoming OOTA classes and teachers please see our What's On calendar, or please visit