2 - 3 August 2024

9:30 am - 5:00 pm

Ridley College

Ticket Prices

Full Retreat (2 Days)


$50 (Student)

One Day


$25 (Student)

Prices do not include accommodation. Registration closes on 26 July 2024.

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Women's Writing Retreat 2024: Advance Your Writing

The Ridley Women’s Writing Network invites you to the Women’s Writing Retreat, 2-3 August 2024. 

This two-day event at Ridley College is for women interested in developing writing skills and publishing their writing. Each day will allow substantial time for you to work on your writing project ('shut up and write' sessions). We will also sharpen our writing skills with workshop sessions on good writing habits, clarity in writing, writing for your audience, and how to give and receive peer feedback.

You are most welcome to join us for both days or just one. 

This writing retreat is an initiative of and subsidised by Ridley Women and the Ridley Women's Writing Groups Network.


Day 1

2 August

9:15 am Registrations and Welcome
9:45 am Workshop 1: Getting Started and Keeping Going in Your Writing
(Dr Diane Hockridge)
10:30 am Morning Tea
10:50 am Writing Session 1
12:20 pm Writing Well and Being Well: How to Cultivate a Strong and Sustainable Writing Practice for Life
(Dr Katherine Firth)
12:45 pm Lunch
1:30 pm Workshop 2: Peer Review and Self-review
(Dr Jill Firth)
2:30 pm Writing Session 2
Opportunity for writing consultation
4:45 pm Wrap Up and Review
5:00 pm End of Day 1

Day 2

3 August

9:30 am Workshop 3: Cadence and Clarity: Fine-Tuning Sentence Rhythm
(Laura Cerbus)
10:30 am Morning Tea
10:50 am Writing Session 3
Opportunity for writing consultation
12:20 pm Lunch
1:15 pm Workshop 4: Writing and Adapting for Different Audiences
(Danielle Terceiro)
2:15 pm Writing Session 4
Opportunity for writing consultation
4:00 pm Review and Celebrate
5:00 pm End of Day 2

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Prices do not include accommodation. Click the button to check out some accommodation options.

List of Accommodations: 
  1. Naughtons Hotel Reasonable rates. Room only (tea/coffee/fridge provided, no cooking facilities, but restaurant on site). Rooms have small desk/table and Wi-Fi. Twenty-minute walk or 5-minute tram ride to Ridley College.
  2. The Parkmore Hotel Room only (tea/coffee/fridge provided, no cooking facilities, but restaurant on site). Breakfast available. Gym and pool available. Parking is available (at extra cost). Wi-Fi. One-minute walk to Ridley College, at 441 Royal Parade.
  3. Made Comfy Apartments (search for Parkville) Well-appointed apartments with full facilities, including kitchen 1 or 2 bedroom. Locations vary, but if Parkville is chosen an apartment will be within 20-minute walking distance or a tram ride to Ridley.
  4. AirBnB (search Parkville)
  5. Parkville Motel
  6. Larwill Studio Melbourne
  7. Mercure hotel
  8. City Edge
  9. St Andrew’s Hall: CMS Mission Training Centre
    St Andrew’s Hall does not commonly have accommodation available outside its organisational needs in delivering training for Mission. However, you may email the Receptionist to advise your link with Ridley College and the dates that you are seeking accommodation in relation to Ridley College. A response will be provided based on availability. E:

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