Elwood Writers is (from left): Jennifer Bryce, Barry Lee Thompson, Helen McDonald, Margaret McCaffrey

The story begins in 2007 when two writers meet at a literary event in Glen Eira, Melbourne. They stay in touch and begin to meet regularly to discuss their writing. Before long they’re joined by two more writers, and the group becomes Elwood Writers, taking its name from the seaside location of our fortnightly meetings.

From Australia and the UK, we’re all currently based in Victoria, Australia. We write across a variety of literary genres and forms, and our work is recognised and published widely in Australia and overseas.

More information on each member’s work can be found in the individual biographies on this website. Click on the name: Jennifer, Margaret, Helen, or Barry.

Every Second Tuesday | Stories by Elwood Writers is published by Rightword Enterprises, November 2020. The paperback version is available in-store at Readings, and online from Readings and other retailers. Book Depository offers free postage worldwide. The ebook is available from all of the major platforms and e-retailers.

We acknowledge the traditional custodians of the lands on which we live and write. We pay our respects to their cultures and stories, and to their elders, past, present and emerging.