Simon Wooldridge and Em Burgess-Gilchrist. Photo: ANDREW PERRYMAN.

Since forming in January 2017 The Write Stuff has attracted hundreds of central Victorians to its spoken word events.

Next Tuesday, May 1, sees the collective’s second event of the year.

It all happens at well-known Bendigo music venue, MusicMan, 264 Hargreaves Street, from 7pm.

“This is our seventh event now,” co-organiser Em Burgess-Gilchrist said.

“It’s been great to see the depth of talent and passion in the region.

“We’ll also be announcing some really exciting events for later this year, we’ll be taking The Write Stuff to a wider audience.”

Speakers on Tuesday include Jim Pierce, who will be discussing public speaking with Em Burgess-Gilchrist, poet Dean Gervasoni, Lewis Adams and Simon Wooldridge will be quizzing local band Midweek Blues about the song writing process.

There will be an open mic section towards the end of the evening.

Quirky singer-songwriter Tom Cartoonist will perform a short set midway through the evening.

The Write Stuff brings together writers, readers and other interested folks in a relaxed, supportive and fun environment, exploring different genres and discussing all things writing-related.

All ages welcome. MusicMan is a licensed venue.

Entry is $2. Donations to The Write Stuff will go towards the publication of the first Write Stuff anthology of local writers’ work.