Have you got a story to tell, but your writing’s a little bit s#*t? Want to have creative fun without the pressure of perfection? Need to work on your writing and editing skills, but tertiary study isn’t for you? Do you hesitate to call yourself a writer* because you never make time to DO it? Love to chat about books with a bev in hand?

    If you said ‘OMG, yes!’ to any of the above, Bad Writers Club is totally your jam.

    Who decided that adults should be so serious? When did we stop having creative fun, just for the sake of it? And why did it start feeling so risky and vulnerable to try stuff we might suck at? Many of us have stories that we’re desperate to write, but we don’t because we’re scared that we might suck, and we’d rather squirt sriracha directly into our eyeballs than risk the vulnerability of failure**. The thing is, sucking and doing it anyway is effing essential to improvement*** (aka … not sucking).

    We created Bad Writers Club to challenge the idea of perfection and make a shame-free space for grownups to remember how to play, write for fun, let loose creatively … and learn stuff, too! BWC workshops and events are designed to facilitate playfulness and fun, while offering tools and info to help you develop as a writer. 

    Find out more about BWC and see our program at
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    * you totally are, babe.
    ** we reckon it’s not failure if you’ve learned or grown from it, just sayin’.
    *** if improvement is what you’re aiming for … we don’t think you have to be good at things to enjoy them FWIW … coming along just for a laugh is highly encouraged!

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