Sunday Writers’ Club Membership
annual membership €70
You don’t need to live in Vienna to become a member of Sunday Writers’ Club.
At Sunday Writers’ Club we offer inspiration, encouragement, community and unique ways to develop your writer’s craft.
We are a not-for-profit organisation who invests in our members.
Our membership programme has been shaped and refined over two years of working with international writers in the cafés of Vienna. We listened, we adapted and we honed our ideas, and now we are happy to offer SWC membership to writers all over the world.
Why not make Sunday your time to write, wherever you may find yourself?
What do you get when you become a member of Sunday Writers' Club?
The membership lasts for 12 months and many membership benefits are available all year around. However, the SWC team take a well-earned break in December and August, so you will not receive SWC Creative Writing Prompts Menus or Writers’ Labs.
The world-famous Sunday Writers' Club Creative Writing Prompts Menu - delivered to your inbox every Sunday
A brand new and unique SUNDAY WRITERS’ CLUB CREATIVE WRITING PROMPT MENU will arrive in your inbox every Sunday morning at 10am (except for during December and August, as noted above). Our Menus are specifically created to include prompts that are guaranteed to stimulate personal, reflective writing as well as providing inspiration for imaginative poetry and/or fiction. Collect the Menus to build your own personal catalogue of creative ideas. We pride ourselves on encouraging you to think ‘outside the box’ and to feel excited by brand new ideas for your writing. Check out an example MENU below.
The Writers' Lab, a writing challenge to help you develop as a writer - delivered to your inbox once per month
On the first Sunday of the month you will be offered the chance to take part in our members only WRITERS’ LAB (except December and August, as noted above). Each WRITERS’ LAB will be a writing challenge or task designed to help you develop your writing skills. Each month we will explore a different aspect of writing – perhaps a specific genre or developing ‘Setting and Sense of Place’; perhaps looking at different forms of poetry or digging deep into researching and biographical writing. WRITERS’ LAB will help you experiment, discover and grow as an individual writer while being a part of the larger SWC community – perhaps even sharing your writing on our Blog. Check out the first page of our example WRITERS’ LAB below.
Our Interactive Members-Only Newsletter - delivered to you once per month
As a member you will receive the monthly SWC Members NEWSLETTER. The newsletter will be packed full of information about all things SWC but will also include useful links to other organisations, writing competitions and meet-ups. Our plan is to make the SWC Members NEWSLETTER as interactive as possible and hope you, our members, will submit your own writerly hints, tips, recommendations and insights. You can have a hand in helping shape the newsletter for fellow SWC members in our online community.
The chance to be the star of the show in our Members Showcase Podcast - once per month
One of our brand new innovations is the SWC MEMBERS PODCAST. Although the PODCAST will be available online to the whole world, it will only include readings by, and interviews with, SWC members. Each month we will interview a different member of our community and share them, their personal story and their writing with the world! Interested? Do let us know and we will put your name in hat.
Plus: We publish and promote stories, poems and other writings only by our members on the SWC Blog - be part of the community, be read by the world
We love publishing brilliant new writing by our members on our BLOG and no way is this going to stop. Similar to our SWC PODCAST, the BLOG will be available to interested readers all over the world, but it will be members-only as far as the publication of writing goes. Currently our BLOG is visited by readers from as far afield as Scotland, Australia, India and the USA – as well as by our Viennese friends and neighbours of course.
Plus: Members enjoy the Top-Of-The-List Treatment for many thing we offer - always
We run events and sessions all year around, both face-to-face here in Vienna as well as online. Our MEET THE PROFESSIONALS Zoom sessions are just an example. We organise workshops with visiting writers, guest author readings, networking socials and writing retreats. As an SWC member you will always be offered first-refusal, as these events will be announced primarily in our members-only NEWSLETTER. Only if there are spaces still to fill will the event then be advertised to the general public.
Creative writing prompts
Example of our World-Famous Creative Writing Prompt Menu
Example page from our monthly Writers' Lab.
Speaking as an inexperienced writer, I can say that SWC have created an incredibly supportive and welcoming atmosphere that really kickstarted my writing motivation.
I connect with other writers and aspiring writers through the community SWC has created. But I also feel more connected to my own creative writing too.