Writers’ Groups & Organisations

Writers’ Groups & Organisations

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Peter Cowan Writers Centre Inc (PCWC) conducts workshops, writing groups, and competitions such as the annual Peter Cowan 600 Short Story Competition which closes in April each year. The Centre also produces monthly newsletters for members with competition and publication opportunities. Memberships range from $20–$62 per year and include $25 Associate Memberships for interstate, regional and rural writers. Please refer to the Membership page on our website.

Phone: 0410 909 016 (leave a message)
Address: PO BOX 239, JOONDALUP WA 6919
Contact Name: Peter Cowan Writers Centre Inc
Website: pcwc.org.au
Facebook: PCWCWA
Memberships: High School Student: $20, Associate: $25, Concession: $47, Standard: $62. All memberships are for a calendar year, but pro-rata rates are available for joining throughout the year.
Meetings: Fortnightly First Draft Group and Monthly Write-in Group
Fees: $5 per session

Formed in 2011, Creative Kids Tales is an industry recognised site designed to assist Australian emerging and established children’s authors. Our services include: Manuscript Assessments, Author Personal Training, Workshops, Author Platform, Online Critique Group, Festivals, Publishing opportunities, Comprehensive Publisher and Agent listing for our Members, dedicated Facebook group for members, monthly online meet-ups, networking opportunities, writing tips and lots more.

Phone: 0419 689 942
Address: PO Box 659, MIRANDA NSW 1490
Contact Name: Georgie Donaghey
Twitter: @CKidsTales
Meetings: Monthly online Zoom Group
Fees: Annual Author Membership $80

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.

Phone: 0401 545 233
Address: Caboolture Central Library, 4 Hasking ST, CABOOLTURE QLD 4510
Memberships: Free.
Meetings: Meets monthly at 9:30am on every first Tuesday at the Caboolture Library.

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.

Phone: (07) 49745061
Address: PO BOX 1559, GLADSTONE QLD 4680
Memberships: Membership costs: $10 (per year), $5 (concession).
Meetings: Meets on the first Thursday of each month, 6pm at Gladstone City Library, Goondoon Street, meeting room.

The group holds workshops and also publishes an annual anthology. Members consist of a group of self-help writers and has published several books on poetry and short stories.

Phone: (07) 32647330
Address: Geebung RSL, Newman Road, GEEBUNG 4034
Memberships: Membership costs: $10 (per year).
Meetings: Meetings are from 9:30am to 11:30am on the 2nd Wednesday of the month

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.

Phone: (07) 38480442
Mobile: 0404 104 312
Memberships: Membership costs: $10 (yearly membership), $2 (per meeting), $4 (per month).
Meetings: Meets at Fairfield Library, Fairfield Road.

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.

Phone: 0423 572 288
Address: PO BOX 259, HOLLAND PARK QLD 4121
Memberships: Membership costs: $15 (regular), $3 (per meeting).
Meetings: Meets on the first and third Thursday of each month from 9:30am-12pm at 1151 Creek RD, Carindale, QLD 4152

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.

Phone: 0411 160 510
Address: PO BOX 701, MORNINGSIDE QLD 4170
Memberships: Membership costs: $30 (individual), $20 (junior).

The objectives of the association are to promote the practice and methods of oral history, educate in the use of oral history methods, encourage discussion of all problems in oral history, foster the preservation of oral history records in Australia, and share information about oral history projects. Branch seminars and workshops are held regularly throughout the year while a national conference is held every two years.

Address: PO Box 3296 BIRKDALE QLD 4159
Facebook: ohaaqld 
Memberships: Membership costs: $40 (per year), $30 (concession), $65 (institution).

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.

Address: 1011 Cushnie Road, CUSHNIE QLD 4608
Memberships: Membership costs: $5 (membership), $2 (per meeting).

Due to the Cassowary Coast being such a spread out community the meetings take place in a cafe in the north of the region (Innisfail) and on alternate months a cafe in the south of the region (Mission Beach) so all members share travel distance. New members are always welcome and the group is diverse in age (9-89yrs) and genre

Memberships: Membership is $20 per year
Meetings: First Saturday of each month 10am-12noon. Innisfail and Mission Beach alternate months (contact the group for details).

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.

Meetings: Meets monthly. See Facebook page for more details.

Community for screenwriters to connect and talk script writing.

Meetings: We meet every fourth Saturday of the month from 3pm-5pm in the State Library of Queensland (Level 2). PLEASE NOTE: all meetings have been postponed indefinitely. We will post an event to the group page when meetings are running again.

A group for seasoned and aspiring writers from Brisbane's northside in Queensland, Australia. Open to new members.

Address: Rendezvous Cafe, 1 Williams St, DAYBORO 4521
Meetings: Third Wednesday of the month

Our events, competitions and publications are always on the Facebook page so that's normally the best place to look

Address: The University of Queensland, ST LUCIA QLD 4067
Facebook: WritersClubUQ
Meetings: Varies, see Facebook

Our Group's purpose is to support writers of any genre; we critique, share, workshop and enjoy each other's work and get involved in community events.

Address: PO BOX 1392, MACKAY QLD 4740
Meetings: Fourth Monday of each month, 7pm at the Gordon White LIbrary

A community group that promotes and encourages the local writers of the Cairns Regional area in Far North Queensland in Australia.

Address: PO Box 7772, Cairns Main Post Office CAIRNS QLD 4870
Meetings: Meets on the last Saturday of every month 4pm at Endeavour Foundation, 37 Hoare St, Manunda (entrance via Warner St)

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...

Address: Queensland University of Technology, KELVIN GROVE QLD 4059
Facebook: InklingsSociety
Meetings: Monthly and weekly events. Check Facebook page for details

The Chermside Writers Group aims to give its members a chance to present their writings, to encourage them to accept fair but civil feedback, and to help them to better understand and apply the accepted rules of the English language.

Address: 375 Hamilton Rd, CHERMSIDE QLD 4032
Meetings: The Chermside Writers Group meets in a library room on the last Thursday of each month from 12pm to 3:30pm (excluding December). Contact via email before attending any meeting.

Brisbane's oldest speculative fiction writers group, Vision writers was founded by Marianne de Pierres and Rowena Cory Daniells in 1996. The group's primary goal is the critiquing of fiction with the intent of improving not only the piece in question but also honing the writer's talent as well. We love new members! Anyone from Brisbane and its surrounding area can join (we have members from the Redlands and Ipswich as well - if you're willing to trek to the meeting we're happy to have you).

Address: Meeting Room 1.9, Brisbane Square LIbrary, 266 George Street BRISBANE QLD 4000
Meetings: Meets on the first Sunday of each month from 11am-2pm, February through to November. Please note: meetings will be online until further notice.

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...

Address: PO BOX 1486, BUNDABERG QLD 4670
Meetings: During 2021, Bundaberg Writers’ Club will meet on the third Saturday of every month in Room 1M at the School of Arts building, opposite the Post Office, Bundaberg CBD.

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.

Address: Mitchelton Library, 37 Heliopolis Parade, MITCHELTON QLD 4053
Meetings: Meets 6:30pm on the 3rd Wednesday of each month, at Mitchelton Library, Brisbane.

We have a set assignment which is completed beforehand to be read out at the meeting. Our group inspires and mentors those writers wishing to complete a project and for this, we meet on the third Monday of the month. We welcome new and emerging writers from Macleay Island.

Phone: (07) 3409 5592
Mobile: 0404 716 929
Address: 6 Udara Street, MACLEAY ISLAND QLD 4184
Meetings: First Monday of the month, from 9:30am

Most of our writers identify with the Christain faith but all are welcome. Our sessions often focus on an aspect of writing craft, discussion of the industry and mutual critique of group members' work. The Omega Writers Brisbane group is part of the national omega Writers Association

Address: St Francis Theological College, 233 Milton Road, Milton, BRISBANE QLD 4064
Meetings: First Sunday of the month, 2-4pm

A writers' group offering constructive criticism friendship and support. Meets 1-3pm every 1st and 3rd Tuesday at Coopers Plains Library.

Phone: (07) 38485550
Address: Coopers Plains Library, Orange Grove Road, COOPERS PLAINS QLD 4108
Meetings: Every Tuesday from 1.00-3.00pm with a break for about a month - mid-December to mid-January