Creativity and Wellbeing

Creative Writers Group

CNLC celebrates the power of the written word for those who wish to learn to write poetry or short stories and those who are published. Classes are delivered by experienced writer and tutor Tania Chandler. 

Writers Workshop

Explore creative writing through practice and discussion. Suitable for writers confi­dent in their genre but open to development. You are welcome to bring your fi­ction, non-fi­ction or poems for discussion/feedback. Articles on writing skills, examples from some of the best writers as well as writing prompts provided. 

Time: 1.30pm – 3.30pm

Day: Monday

Dates: Term 1 - 3 Febuary - 23 March / Term 2 - 20 April - 22 June

Cost: Term 1 - $192.50 / Term 2 - $220


Alive & Active Program

 Students explore a variety of creative expression such as art, phyiscal activity, meditation and excursions. For people of all abilities. This course can be taken alone or with the Community Lunch.

Time: 1.30pm – 2.30pm

Day: Thursdays

Dates: Term 1 - 30 January - 26 March / Term 2 - 16 April - 25 June

Cost: Term 1 - $36 / Term 2 - $44 (free for eligible participants) 

Facilitator: Laura Stevenson

Carlton Morning Tea

A regular cuppa, refreshments and a chat, with fun games, gentle activities and occasional movies and outings. All Carlton Housing Estate seniors welcome.

Location: 530 Lygon St Community Hall

Time: 10am - 1pm

Day: Tuesdays

Cost: Free to all eligible participants

Facilitator: Chika Jones

Carlton Community Website

The Carlton Community Website has been set up as a digital hub for residents, workers & visitors to Carlton. It acts as a virtual info portal and meeting point. We are looking for community members who are interested to JOIN OUR WORKING GROUP. The site revamp is complete … yay! Check it out at:

To be part of the working group, steering committee or to make contributions to the website, email

Cost: Free


Enrolments and bookings are needed for all community development classes and activities.

You can enrol in person, by email or over the phone.

If you have a concession card please present it. Commencement depends on sufficient enrolments. Full fee payment is needed before commencing in a community development activity.  In cases of hardship, it is possible to negotiate payments.

Register your interest


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