Writers’ Groups & Organisations
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Community for screenwriters to connect and talk script writing.
A group for seasoned and aspiring writers from Brisbane's northside in Queensland, Australia. Open to new members.
Our events, competitions and publications are always on the Facebook page so that's normally the best place to look
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.
A community group that promotes and encourages the local writers of the Cairns Regional area in Far North Queensland in Australia.
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...
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.
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).
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...
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.
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.
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
A writers' group offering constructive criticism friendship and support. Meets 1-3pm every 1st and 3rd Tuesday at Coopers Plains Library.