No Typewriters / No Talking at West Space

Wednesday 11 October 2023 - Wednesday 22 November 2023

A writing group with two rules: no typewriters and no talking.

Writers of any stage, genre, format, or style are invited to come work together for one hour in the creative canvas of Collingwood's coolest contemporary arts space.

You can write with anything: biro on notepad, fingers on laptop, quill on vellum — just no typewriters!

During the hour of writing there is no talking. Coming together for one hour of shared sustained silence is a simple ritual that will help us concentrate on the thing we want to do (but find many reasons not to), write.

What to expect

  • Doors open at 5.45pm
  • Once you move into the writing space there is no talking.
  • Silent writing will start at 6pm and the doors will be locked from 6.15pm

What to bring

  • Something to write with/on.

What will be provided

  • A table and chair
  • Water
  • A prompt for you to write about (if you don't have anything you are currently working on)


  • Wednesday 11 October, 6pm to 7pm
  • Wednesday 22 November, 6pm to 7pm

No Typewriters / No Talking is a not-for-profit initiative. Ticket sales for this event will go towards venue hire, paying West Space staff and other running costs.

Location & Contacts


Date and time:
6pm - 7pm
Wednesday 11 October 2023 - Wednesday 22 November 2023

West Space, 102/30 Perry Street, Collingwood Yards, Collingwood, VIC 3066