Writers at Work is an independent incorporated organisation with strong regional links. Its aim is to foster the writing ability of members of the group, provide support and encouragement, and assist through constructive criticism the development of their talents. There are two reading and feedback sessions per month. Meetings held at City Hall on first and third Wednesday each month at 3pm.
The Ballarat Branch of the FAW meets most months (February-December) with four dinner meetings a year. A supportive group where writers meet to exchange and read work. Members write on a set topic each month (any form).
Ballarat Writers is a grass-roots organisation promoting local writing and writers in the Western Victorian region. They run members’ nights, regular competitions and workshops.
Meets first Thursday of the month, 9:45am-12pm. Meeting times are published monthly in the BWG report in the local Heartbeat.
Barossa Writers is a dedicated group of writers who meet monthly to write and critique members’ work. The group has published several anthologies and holds workshops with guest speakers. Members’ interests include, but are not limited to, writing poetry, short stories, family history, fiction and children’s stories.
The Bendigo Regional Branch of the Fellowship of Australian Writers is a group of writers who provide a source of friendship and advice. Published and unpublished writers are among the members. The group offers a support system for suggestions and encouragement. A Christmas celebration luncheon is arranged for December. Notices are sent for meetings.
The Bendigo Writers Council helps facilitate the literary talent that exists in central Victoria by bringing together writers, poets and performers to share their work. The Council holds workshops and poetry readings monthly at various venues around Bendigo. It publishes a monthly newsletter, ‘Muse News’, available for members, who also receive discounts to all workshops. New members welcome.
For writers and those interested in promoting writing and reading of Australian literature. Publishes anthologies of group work. Meets first Sunday of the month, 1:45-4:45pm, at the Springwood Court Function Room (please check website to confirm).
A group of 40-50 keen members dedicated to all aspects of creative writing, including plays and poetry. Welcomes isolated writers from all states of Australia as members. Members invited to submit work for feedback sessions and brainstorming. There is also a monthly email newsletter.
The Caboolture Writers’ Link Group is a group of people from the wider Caboolture area who share a love of writing. New members are welcome. Each meeting the group invites members to write a 300 word article/story/poem on an agreed topic and read it to the others at the next meeting (this is not compulsory).
Comprises small group of non-professional writers, ready to receive new members. Meets to read and workshop poetry, short stories, articles and longer works. Meetings held every fortnight. Call for dates and details.
The Coffs Harbour Writers’ Group was established in 1986 for the purpose of creating an environment of support for aspiring writers. The group aims to promote writing in the Coffs Harbour area, to provide positive feedback and suggestions to members, improve members’ skills, and provide a portal of information on writing competitions and publishing opportunities.
The Copper Triangle Writer’s Group is made up of around twenty friendly and diverse writers. New members are always welcome to the lively and entertaining meetings.
The Dudley Writers’ Group is based on Kangaroo Island and meets monthly and runs one workshop per year. Also runs a new performance writing series with a professional director. Has produced several books and sponsors awards for schools.
Eastern Suburbs Poetry meets monthly for poetry readings and discussions. The group offers regular workshops and has held public performances of poetry. The Bondi Junction group meets on the second Sunday of each month, 3-5pm at the Friends Room, First Floor, Waverley Library, 32 Denison Street, Bondi Junction.
The eKIDnas are a support group for published South Australian children’s writers and illustrators.
Meets the first and third Thursday of the month, 1pm in the Community Room, Port Lincoln Library. Evening meetings held on 2nd Wednesday of each month at 6.30pm at Mana Wellbeing Centre. Non-members are always welcome to join us at our meetings.
The Fellowship of Australian Writers has branches in every state. They aim to encourage writing of every genre and act as a forum for the reading aloud of members’ work. Exercises, discussions and workshops are offered. Hosts the Shoalhaven Literary Award: an annual award alternating years for poetry and prose.
The Friendly Street Poets Inc. organisation is a voluntary, artistic, egalitarian, inclusive, supportive and welcoming community of poets. FSP encourages the development of SA poets and poetry by providing live performance and publishing opportunities. FSP publishes an annual anthology, launched at Writers’ Week during the Adelaide Festival of Arts. Open mic readings are monthly and everyone is welcome to listen or perform.
The group meets to hear readings of members’ work, and then provide critique. Also holds workshops on such topics as bookbinding, preparation of various forms of writing, how to use computer packages, etc. Meets on the first Thursday of each month, 6pm at Gladstone City Library, Goondoon Street, meeting room.
Established in 1990, the Gold Coast Writers is the longest running and largest writing organisation on the Gold Coast. GCWA presents monthly meetings with guest speakers, regular workshops and national writing competitions for adults and young writers. GCWA also has a number of support sub-groups, which provide support with more intimate hands on opportunities to share and critique members’ writing.
The Goulburn Valley Writers’ Group is an association of people who meet regularly to encourage the creative writing of its members and to promote the art of quality creative writing in the community. The group meets each month to hear and comment on the writings of its members. This strategy encourages members to keep writing and to aim at improving the quality of finished work.
Meets at the Berowra RSL. Anybody who is interested in writing is welcome, any genres and levels of experience. Visitors and new members warmly welcomed.
A writers’ support group that meets every second Monday, 9.30-11.30am. At meetings writers are given a theme, then five minutes to ‘scribble’. Readings follow. The group has published six anthologies. Contact secretary for current meeting venue.
Kanawinka Writers and Historians provides support to writers and assisting members to sell their books. It is not-for-profit, has published books in the region, charges members no commission and is self-funded by members’ writing. The group is made up of writers in the South East of South Australia and others outside the region who write about the South East. Many, but not all, are community historians.