Initiated by the African Australian Advocacy Centre and facilitated by WestWords. The African Australian Writers Group is a group of writers of all genres. The group focus is on craft and critical feedback with a view to publishing. A group of people from Africa and the African diaspora who realise the power of narrative in our world. Groups are both virtual and are opening in-person locations in Blacktown and Liverpool NSW.
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.
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 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.
A group for young writers that meets regularly to encourage young people with their writing. Caters for primary and secondary aged writers. Runs annual competition for young writers in three age categories: under 10, 11-14 and 15-18 years. Contact organisers for full information.
Writing group for young writers who want to hone their craft. Meets every Thursday in term time at 4.00pm – 5.00pm (under 13s) and 5.00pm – 6.00pm (13-18s). Just bring along your imagination and some writing material and meet other young people who love to write.
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.
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.
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.
This is an extremely supportive group for writers working in the genre of romance or within the broader context of fiction, where writers can share their work, discuss technique and ultimately help each other to publish work in the various categories of romance (historical, chick lit, gothic etc). This group is also beneficial for writers of other genres looking to weave an element of romance into their narrative…
The Sandgate Writers Group (SWG) is open to published and novice writers to read their own material. Free critique, shared in a friendly atmosphere. Every month is a training exercise. Refer to SWG website. Members meet at the Sandgate Community Hall 153 Rainbow St, Sandgate every third Tuesday evening of the month at 7pm.
Writing group that believes writing should be fun, and everyone should enjoy the evening, whether reading or listening. From free-form poetry or bush verse, or autobiography or novel, the group can give constructive comments or assist with editing and publishing. Self-publishes an anthology of work submitted by its members each year. Meets Thursday night at 7.30pm for about two hours and provides a light supper.
VISION has members who write in a wide variety of sub-genres, including cyberpunk, high fantasy, gothic horror and magic realism. The group aims to polish writing skills, support each other with market news and reach publication standard. VISION meets the first Sunday of each month at the State Library of Queensland (except December and January) from 11am, everyone is welcome.
A group of poets (most of whom are Christians) who meet on the second Saturday of every month (sans January) to critique and encourage each other. Also gives public readings. Poetica Christi Press, the publishing arm, has published 16 books, two tapes, two sets of greeting cards, bookmarks and a CD. Our aim is to publish Australian poetry with a Christian ethos to challenge, minister and encourage.
We are a women’s writing group meeting every Wednesday morning. We provide encouragement and inspiration to keep writing. Every year we produce an anthology and we go through the whole process of putting the book together, including editing, layout, book cover design and preparation for printing.
Yorke Peninsula Writers Group has produced three anthologies and two magazines. Having purchased the equipment to put their publications together themselves, the group are a keen do-it-yourself lot. All editing is done at meetings, which is the perfect learning experience for members to learn more about their craft. New members welcome. Members’ ages range from 19 to 87 years old. Meetings are held the third Thursday of the month at the Senior Citizens Rooms in Minlaton.