FULL DIRECTORY 

Writers' Group

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.

Children/Young Adult, Crime, General Fiction, Non-Fiction, Poetry, Romance, Short Stories, Speculative Fiction

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.

General Fiction, Non-Fiction

An active writers' e-group specifically for those wanting to share information and increase professionalism in the genre of children and young adult writing. Members critique each other's work with the view to improving the quality and marketability of their writing. Welcomes new members. Please email coordinator for more information and to join.

Digital/E-Publishing, Children/Young Adult

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.

General Fiction

The Katharine Susannah Prichard (KSP) Writers' Centre was established in 1985 to promote and nurture West Australian writing and writers, and continue the memory of Katharine Susannah Prichard. The Centre achieves this by presenting a rich literary program each year that includes Writers In Residence (including international), workshops, writing groups, guest speakers, competitions and self contained writers' retreat accommodation.

Digital/E-Publishing, Crime, General Fiction, Non-Fiction, Poetry, Romance, Short Stories

The Katherine Region of Writers was established in 1991. With eight anthologies published, this non-profit community group meets monthly to share their writing, assist with manuscripts, old and new writing and encourage beginners and everyone in between to get their thoughts and ideas down. Everyone is welcome regardless of their genre or level of writing.

General Fiction, Poetry, Short Stories

A writing group for lovers of good science fiction, horror and/or fantasy. No writing experience required.

Short Stories, Speculative Fiction

Writing group for young writers who want to hone their craft.

General Fiction, Short Stories

Meets monthly, mostly at Belgrave Regional Library. Meetings focus on workshopping and celebrating members’ writing activities and achievements. Holds annual professional development workshops (open to invited participants) and writing retreats. Main aim is to support, motivate and celebrate each other's writing aspirations. Interested persons are welcome to contact the group.

Digital/E-Publishing, Crime, General Fiction, Poetry, Romance, Short Stories

The Mackay Writers' Group is a small writers' group whose aim is to foster writing to all levels. The group meets on the fourth Monday of the month - meetings consist of a workshop and then the business part of the meeting. Membership includes a monthly newsletter.

General Fiction, Non-Fiction
Marion Writers

Marion Writers offers critiques, encouragement and inspiration to all members. Each member emails up to 1500 words to all other members a week prior to each meeting, and at the meeting honest constructive criticism, written and oral, is exchanged to promote the development and enjoyment of creative writing, concepts and techniques. Member positions are limited. After each meeting we adjourn for lunch at the cafe in the centre.

Crime, General Fiction, Poetry, Short Stories, Speculative Fiction, Travel

Writers in all genres meet fortnightly in a supportive environment to workshop and promote the craft of writing. Since the group formed in 1995 they have published eight anthologies, the last being 'Off The Rails'. The group hosts regular public 'Readings by the Bay' on the last Sunday of each month from February to November.

Crime, General Fiction, Poetry, Romance, Short Stories, History

Nambucca Valley Writers Group is a sub-committee of the Bowraville Arts Council. Meets on the fourth Saturday of the month at 1:30pm at Illawong Village. Membership numbers are limited. If interested, please send an email.

Auto/Biography, General Fiction, Non-Fiction, Poetry, Short Stories, History

Non-fiction writing covers a broad range, spanning from biographies, newspaper articles, ghostwriting, letters, anecdotes, speeches and historical writing. This group explores skills that include developing your ideas; writing commercially; writing for the internet, the children's and youth markets; research and interviews; selling your work; editing, polishing promoting and marketing your writing; copyright and plagiarism; critiquing and creative non-fiction.

Auto/Biography, Children/Young Adult, General Fiction, Non-Fiction, History
Omega Writers

Omega Writers exists to educate, support and inspire Australasian Christian writers towards excellence, impacting society with grace and truth.

General Fiction
Orange Grove Writers

A writers' group offering constructive criticism, friendship and support. Meets 1-3pm every Tuesday at Coopers Plains Library. GENRE: Fiction, non-fiction, scriptwriting. All writers welcome.

General Fiction, Non-Fiction

The group meets every Wednesday from 12.30-2.30 PM during school terms. Programs are planned in response to members' needs. These include shared readings (workshopping as requested), creative writing and writing skills exercises, guest speakers, and use of a comprehensive reference library. Some members are published and/or prizewinners. The group has published three anthologies. Due to limited room space, there is a maximum membership of 12.

General Fiction, Non-Fiction

A friendly group of people interested in writing who meet monthly to support local writers, disseminate information and provide opportunities for writers to perform their work. Meetings held at the office of the Member for Palmerston, Palmerston Shopping Centre

General Fiction, Non-Fiction

This group is for people wishing to write the history of their families, their localities or special events. Bring along your work. Get and give help with style, ideas, editing, and publishing. Meets every second Saturday at 10am.

Auto/Biography, History
Pine Rivers Writers

Founded in March 1995, the aim of the group is to attain a publishable standard of work. The group is made up of short story writers, novelists and freelancers. All aspects of writing are discussed at our monthly meetings. An anthology is produced every year plus a newsletter every month. New members are always welcome. Meets at Pathways Library, North Lakes.

General Fiction, Non-Fiction
Poets@KSP

Lively group of poets who give writerly fellowship and feedback. Also involved in readings, exhibitions and publication. Meetings on second and fourth Mondays each month 1-3pm.

Poetry

Port Macquarie-Hastings FAW is the regional branch of NSW FAW and meets on the last Saturday afternoon of each month at 1pm. Meetings are varied and include speakers, outings and workshops by local and non-local writers, and readings of members work. Two literary competitions are held annually. Have established a fortnightly writing group for members. New members and visitors to the Hastings area are very welcome to attend meetings.

General Fiction, Non-Fiction

Aims to further writing and poetry within the local district for all ages. Meets weekly for writing and reading.

General Fiction, Non-Fiction
Roadside Writers, The

The Roadside Writers is a creative writing group. They meet on the first Wednesday of every month at Mill Park Library. New members welcome.

Crime, General Fiction, Romance, Short Stories
Rocky River ‘Riters

The Rocky River 'Riters meet twice a month for book discussions and prose and poetry writing exercises. Offers lively conversations and encouragement. Meets on the second Friday of each month in the morning at Gladstone, and on the fourth Wednesday of the month in the evenings at Crystal Brook. Contact the secretary for more information.

Crime, General Fiction, Romance, Short Stories
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