Bring Your Baby: Writing and Parenting

Wed 7 October 2015 - 10:00am to 11:30am
Monica Dux
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Your little ones are welcome at our next Bring Your Baby session. Get some guidance on how to write and continue writing when you’re facing the creative challenges that come with being the parent of small children. Receive practical tips for success, writing prompts to help you begin your own pieces, and discuss ways of managing time and ensuring that parenthood opens up rather than stifles new channels of creativity.

You will learn

  • How to effectively manage your time so that you can write when caring for small children
  • How to set realistic writing goals
  • Ways to find outside support with your writing
  • Writing prompts for getting started, and keeping going
  • Ways to use the care of small children for creative inspiration

About Monica Dux

Monica Dux decided to become a writer when she was pregnant with her first child, a decision she only regrets when she’s on deadline and both her kids have gastro. She is the author of ‘Things I Didn’t Expect (when I was expecting)’, co-author of ‘The Great Feminist Denial’, and editor of the anthology ‘Mothermorphosis: Australian storytellers write about becoming a mother’. She is currently a columnist with ‘The Age’ and can be heard regularly on ABC radio. Monica is also one of the founders of the Stella Prize. You can find her at or on Twitter @monicadux.

Or check out our Bring Your Baby workshop with Lorelei Vashti on 13 August.


Wheeler Centre

176 Little Lonsdale Street
Melbourne 3000