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REGISTER NOW for Term 1, 2024

In Term 1 2024, the Ballarat East Neighbourhood House is offering an 8-week series of Writing workshops, with local author and poet, Melissa Watts.

The workshops will include writing exercises, and also time to work on a writing project of your choice, that you might have already started or that you are looking to start.

Each week you will have the opportunity to work on your project, to give and receive feedback, and ask questions and work through any problems together, allowing the opportunity to learn and develop writing skills together.

When and Where

All classes will run Thursdays, 12.15 pm - 2.45 pm in the Ballarat East Neighbourhood House Community Room, Barkly Square, Ballarat East.


8-week course, $80

This activity is a Learn Local activity, with costs subsidised through the Victorian State Government's Adult and Community Further Education (ACFE) program in partnership with the Wendouree Neighbourhood Centre.

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For help, see our step-by-step guide to registering online, or contact us

You will need to complete some ACFE paperwork in your first class and some subsequent classes. Please bring your Medicare card, Drivers' Licence, or other suitable ID to the first class.

Please note that a minimum of 6 people will be required to register for this course to proceed.

In order to keep everyone involved with the Ballarat East Neighbourhood House safe, we strongly recommend wearing a face-mask when practical to do so and using hand sanitiser regularly. Please do not attend activities with the Ballarat East Neighbourhood House if you have cold/flu symptoms. We will happily refund any pre-paid registration if you are unable to attend due to illness or potential COVID-19 exposure.

You can view the Ballarat East Neighbourhood House COVID-Safe Plan.


For any questions, please contact us. We are available from 9.00 am - 5.00 pm Tuesdays to Fridays during school term.

Typewriter photo by Suzy Hazelwood, from pexels.