In February, FRN held its Work-in-Progress Day, followed by a two day Writing Retreat at the Innovation Campus. The three day event was organised by Vicki Crinis, assisted by FRN Convenors, Sharon Crozier-De Rosa and Di Kelly. Invited respondent and mentor, Prof. Louise D’Arcens (Macquarie University) demonstrated her intellectual versatility as she offered superb individual advice on the nine presentations on topics as varied as ‘Global IVF’, ‘Shame and Divorce’, ‘Queer Family’, ‘Bisexual Invisibility’, ‘Selling Hatred and Happiness’, ‘Asia Australia Television Viewership’, ‘Sexual Violence’, and ‘Trafficking and the Age of Consent’. Prof D’Arcens stayed on to offer writing advice at FRN’s annual Writing Retreat beginning the following day. Perhaps twenty of us kick-started or continued our 2018 writing plans in the quiet, scholarly, collegial and uninterrupted environment that the the FRN Retreat provided. Thank you to Vicki for organising, Louise for mentoring, and all others for presenting, participating as audience members, and for contributing to a rich, feminist-inspired intellectual environment.