Throughout the year Sunday Writers’ Club are running writing workshops and organising readings from local and international authors. Like everything we offer at Sunday Writers’ Club, the workshops are designed to be friendly, inspirational and informative. Great writing development opportunities guaranteed.

As a valued SWC member, not only will you be the first to hear about the next planned workshop through our members-only newsletter, but you will also be top-of-the-list when it comes to booking one of the strictly limited places.

We are excited to announce our very first workshop coming up in January 2021! Details below.

Become a member today and receive a discount on this workshop and all that follow.

Online Poetry Workshop

with John Malone

The Red Pencil Sharpener: Sharpening Your Imagination

Sunday 24 January 2021 at 10:00am (CET – ‘Vienna time’)

Workshop Price:

  • €29

  • €20 for Annual Members

“The Red Pencil Sharpener” is about the imagination, letting it run free, following where it takes you, allowing yourself to be surprised or dismayed where it leads you, not being afraid, We will look at poems that do this, that show you the way. It is all about the imagination, giving you techniques to access it, and how best to use it when you have.

This 1.5 hour online workshop with John Malone is for anyone interested in creative writing and poetry.

Tickets go on sale here from Monday 7 December 2020

John Malone

John Malone

Australian poet and workshop tutor

John has three educational titles to his credit, each on the writing of poetry and all with major publishers including Longman Cheshire, Wakefield Press. He has oodles of Flash Fiction pieces published in hard copy form and on websites, a dozen or so short stories, and five books of poetry, two of which were self published.  Over the decades he has published 100s of poems for children in  leading literary publications including the School Magazine (Aust) and Cricket (USA). He has run many workshops at schools, writers’ groups, and for a number of tertiary groups and institutions.

John keeps a fun blog here


The Red Pencil Sharpener

I am looking down the barrels of

the red pencil sharpener

its holes

big as drainpipes

fat as full moons

flared like the nostrils

of horses;

 they are

deep wells

dark tunnels

O-shaped mouths hungry

for pencils

The red pencil sharpener sharpens

my imagination

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