Write Here, Write Now

Writing with others for inspiration

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If you have ever wanted to write, are already writing but need some inspiration, or have never written but need to do something creative, this is the workshop for you.

The workshop will focus on bringing out your ‘inner muse’, or connecting to your voice.

Basically it will get you writing in a safe and constructive environment. Your work remains your private space, you will not have to share anything you’ve written.  

So, whether you’re a journaller, a poet, a blogger or just a procrastinator like me, I invite you to come along and put your pen to paper (or your fingers to the keyboard if that’s your preference)

There will be laughter, and writing, and coffee and writing and deep breathing and writing.


About Ruth

Ruth Codlin was ‘the lady in Soularity’ for 15 years. During that time she wrote prolifically but sporadically.  Prior to that she taught a number of things at the local university (when it was Monash) including subjects called Women’s Writing;   Narratives and Representations; Basic Statistics; and also taught basic computing skills to Indigenous students doing a diploma in Koorie Studies.  She has also in her life time cleaned toilets, been a kindergarten assistant and has two degrees. Her motto in life is ‘keep it real, banana peel’. She hopes you can come along to this workshop.

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What you will learn
  • Connect with your voice
  • Be inspired
  • Make a space for creativity in your life
What you will get
  • Coffee, stories and laughter

What to bring
  • Laptop (if preferred)
  • Writing materials
What to wear

Casual Clothing

Appropriate for

Writers and aspiring writers


Reactivate Latrobe Valley

Vendor since 2017

ReActivate Latrobe Valley started in 2011 when the RMIT Office of Urban Transformations Research (OUTR) commenced an innovative project in the Latrobe Valley region.The research-led initiative was designed to look at best-practice strategies for supporting the area to transition away from a reliance on coal. It called upon some of the brightest minds across the globe and implemented their ideas hand-in-hand with the local community.

For six years, OUTR invested in the Latrobe Valley under the leadership of Rosalea Monacella and Craig Douglas. During this time, the team delivered a range of successful projects, including the award-winning GetSunflowered installations, Spring and Winter Night Festivals, the 50 Miles Farmer’s Markets and a series of support structures for local creatives.

ReActivate Latrobe Valley also partnered with the Traralgon Neighbourhood House to retrofit the Victorian Rail Institute building in Traralgon, forming The VRI. This community learning and doing space has developed into a critical – and much loved - piece of local infrastructure.  

In 2017, the highly successful research project was handed back to the community to continue. In honour of the work of OUTR, the community developed a fully independent, not-for-profit organisation in the name of ReActivate Latrobe Valley.

Today this community-led team continues the work that was started by OUTR, maintaining the initiatives that worked well in the region, and adding their own projects too.

ReActivate Latrobe Valley believes that our community can create positive change from the ground up – and that’s exactly what we do.

Here’s to building a healthier, more connected and sustainable community together.

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Refund & Cancellation Policy

Reactivate Latrobe Valley requires 48 hours notice via email prior to the start of a class or event for a full refund or transfer.  Refunds and transfers will not be processed if cancellation occurs within 48 hours of the event commencing. We do not offer refunds for missed classes. There are no fees for refunds or transfers. For cancellations prior to the 48 hour cut off, email Reactivate Latrobe Valley to organise a refund or transfer

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Terms & Conditions

Anyone partaking in any classes or coming to any events at Reactivate Latrobe Valley or organised by Reactivate Latrobe Valley must agree to these terms and conditions.


I agree to take on full responsibility for any damages, injuries and for physical and/or personal property, which I might incur whilst participating in classes and/or events organised by Reactivate Latrobe Valley .


I agree to give Reactivate Latrobe Valley unrestricted publishing rights for any photographs or videos taken at Reactivate Latrobe Valley classes and events or on Reactivate Latrobe Valley 's premises. (For use of Reactivate Latrobe Valley marketing materials).


Reactivate Latrobe Valley requires 48 hours notice in writing prior to the class for a full refund or transfer. 


In the event that a class is cancelled, students will be notified via text message or email and entitled to a full refund or credit.

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