Arts Queensland, part of the Department of Education, Training and the Arts, develops and implements cultural policy and administers cultural funding and capital works programs that support arts and cultural development for the benefit of the community.
The Arts Queensland Poet in Residence Program is designed to develop Queensland’s poetry culture by providing a residency for a high-profile poet or spoken word artist to engage directly with Queensland poets and poetry community in a meaningful and collaborative way.
The Australian Bush Poets Association promotes bush poetry as an art form in the entertainment field, both in the spoken word form and as published verse. Publishes a monthly newsletter to keep members informed of coming events and past results, and encourages members to enter competitions, both written and performance.
Our goal is to establish a children’s literature centre in Queensland where young people can interact with authors, illustrators and storytellers. We aim to engender a love of literature in Queensland children and young people through our projects and events. We run a support group for emerging writers and illustrators called Write Links, offer an annual mentorship and hold writing competitions for adutls and children.
A non-profit, social networking group for published book authors. We usually have an industry guest speaker, and there’s always lively discussion. Please email in the first instance, and provide short bio (couple of sentences) for introduction to group members.
The Bronze Swagman Award is Australia’s most prestigious award for written bush verse, running annually since 1972. Poems to be traditional Australian bush verse form with an Australian theme. Poems must not have previously won a first, second or third prize in any written competition prior to the announcemant of the winner.
The Bundaberg Writers’ Club was founded to allow people interested in writing to meet, chat, practise their craft, solve problems, and to try out ideas. Since the club’s establishment, members have been actively involved in the community – presenting literary events like the annual WriteFest, supporting young writers with the YOW awards, taking part in the region’s October CRUSH Festival, and finding as many ways to think and act laterally as we can. Long distance members welcome: the club’s long distance members come from Tasmania, NSW, Miriam Vale, Tow…
Carindale Writers’ Group meets every first and third Thursday morning of the month at the Holland Park Library. The service we offer is to provide encouragement through sharing and discussion. We are open for membership to both emerging and established writers of all genres.
A group offering support, encouragement and constructive criticism of writing. Writers of all genres, beginners and experienced welcome. General (assignment) meetings are held on the second Saturday of each month. Beforehand, writers are given reference material on a writing subject and an assignment. Novel and Short Story Critiquing meetings are held on the fourth Saturday of each month.
What we do: Open discussions about current projects, accountability for setting and achieving writing goals, advice and constructive feedback, share resources and tools, help those suffering from writers block. All aspiring and professional writers welcome.
Themed quarterly literary and current affairs journal celebrating good writing and public debate, and focusing on the significance of cultural events and trends, exploring public policy and providing new perspectives for readers. Includes essays, reportage, memoir, short fiction and some poetry.
Inklings is QUT’s writing, reading and poetry club all wrapped up into one fabric society! We hold monthly book clubs on the last Saturday of every month, regular writing workshops and we have the odd poetry slam every now and again too. Inklings is proud to announce our new sub-branch, aptly named Storybrewers, a team student writers dedicated and passionate about workshopping ideas and pieces of writing in an encouraging atmosphere. If you love partaking in any of the above, don’t hesitate to check us out on Facebook @ Inklings Society Brisbane or emai…
Interactive Publications Pty Ltd (IP) provides royalty and assisted publication solutions for literary authors and corporate clients in Australia, New Zealand and internationally. IP publishes in print and in digital formats under four imprints: Interactive Press, Glass House Books, IP Digital and IP Kidz.
The Kingaroy Writers Association was established in August 1994. Workshops consist of a theme set by the President which can be written as a short story, poem or play. All subjects related to writing are discussed, along with helpful critique of members’ work.
La Boite is Australia’s longest continuously running theatre company, celebrating its 100th year of operation in 2025. Located within the Queensland University of Technology’s Kelvin Grove campus in Brisbane, La Boite is home to the iconic 400 seat Roundhouse Theatre, the country’s only purpose-built theatre in-the-round.