‘Womoon Tide Feminist Writers’ is a fun, encouraging, weekly creative group in Bega (NSW Far South Coast Yuin Country). A space for women to write about thier lives. The group is for women of all ages; from rural, lesbian, queer, culturally and linguistically diverse and First Nations backgrounds and all women welcome to join.
The local Bega group of women who meet to write once a week in regional NSW is coordinated by Gabrielle Journey Jones, a poet and percussionist, wit the aim to support creative expression and establish friendship networks.
With the grant from Lesbians Incorporated Women Tide Feminist Writers supports lesbians and friends to write and share stories in a safe, creative community. Through facilitated writing exercises, exploring healing our stories; identity; and most importantly being in the present moment – writing about what women see, hear and feel via poetry and journal work. Women have the option to share their writing or leave it in closed pages as a private work.
Women Tide Feminist Writers are raising the visibility of lesbians and friends in the local community by choosing to meet at Old Bega Hospital. It is a community cultural centre and this is the first women’s writing group to meet there. Women Tide Feminist Writers are adding to the community arts scene in Bega and have been enthusiastically embraced by other local arts organisations including South East Arts.