Writers’ Groups & Organisations

Writers’ Groups & Organisations

For more than 50 years, Queensland Theatre has created collective experiences that change lives, presenting an annual season of the best classic, contemporary, international and Australian works.

Phone:
(07) 30107600
Address:
PO Box 3310, SOUTH BRISBANE QLD 4101
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Formed in 1991 to promote romance writing in Australia, and to help aspiring authors achieve publishing success. Supports over 700 members including writers from Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, the United States and the United Kingdom. RWA has become internationally recognised and respected by both category and mainstream publishers of romance.

Phone:
0429 233 764
Address:
PO Box Q740 NSW 1230
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A group of like-minded adults who love to write in story or poetic form. The group members enjoy sharing their written work and ideas and seeking out opportunities to develop their craft. These opportunities can include: writing competitions, guest speakers, and participating in writing workshops.

Meetings:
Meets on the first and third Saturday of the Month at 1pm, Warwick Library Meeting rooms.

We are an informal, open-ended group; we enjoy writing and sharing ideas about the process. All decisions pertaining to the group are made collaboratively. SWG's aim is to be supportive and encouraging as we foster writing skills. Participation in the set monthly writing task is voluntary, although full participation is encouraged. Membership ranges from experienced, published writers to those just beginning their journey

Meetings:
Meetings are held in Samford Village on the first Thursday of every month (except January) and we gather socially in July and December. Meetings start at 9:30am and last approximately three hours. If time permits following the sharing of feedback on the stories submitted, some aspects of writing is discussed. Occasionally guest speakers are invited to address the group, or small workshops held

Screen Australia is a Federal Government agency charged with supporting Australian screen development, production and promotion. Screen Australia was established under the Screen Australia Act 2008 and from 1 July 2008 took over the functions and appropriations of its predecessor agencies, the Australian Film Commission (AFC), the Film Finance Corporation Australia (FFC) and Film Australia Limited.

Phone:
(02) 81135800

Sisters in Crime (SINC) Australia grew out of a shared interest in women's crime writing. Members are writers, publishers, students, academics and booksellers but most are enthusiastic readers and viewers of women’s crime on the page and screen. Discounts are offered at regular events as well as a 10% discount at selected bookshops. Its website features news, reviews, details of events and competitions and member-only sections for event reports and blogs.

Memberships:
Membership costs: $45 (Victorian), $35 (non-Victorian).

Sisters in Crime (SINC) Australia grew out of a shared interest in women's crime writing. Members are writers, publishers, students, academics and booksellers but most are enthusiastic readers and viewers of women’s crime on the page and screen. Discounts are offered at regular events as well as a 10% discount at selected bookshops. Its website features news, reviews, details of events and competitions and member-only sections for event reports and blogs.

Association of publishing professionals, including editors, designers, illustrators, typesetters, proofreaders, desktop publishers and publishing consultants dedicated to excellence in publishing in Queensland. It has around 250 members. All welcome to meetings on the first Wednesday of the month. Seminars and workshops are held regularly. A Directory of Editorial Services is available on the website.

Address:
PO BOX 1524, TOOWONG QLD 4066
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Meetings:
Meetings on the first Wednesday of the month, held online via Zoom until further notice.

The South Coast Writers Centre aims to support writers of all stages via its program of creative events and professional development, and to promote the South Coast's emerging and established writers through the development of audiences. The Centre supports these aims through its literary events and workshop program. The SCWC is a membership-based, incorporated not-for-profit organisation whose operations are supported by Create NSW and Wollongong City Council. The Centre caters for members on the Far South Coast, Illawarra, Shoalhaven, Riverina, Eurobod...

Phone:
(02) 42280151
Address:
745 Lawrence Hargrave Drive, COLEDALE NSW 2515
Contact Name:
Sandy Fussell
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Memberships:
Annual Memberships: $49 Standard, $39 Concession, $25 Students, $99 Groups and Organisations
Meetings:
The SCWC runs multiple groups and programs including The Young Writers program, Poetry Program, Drop-in Writing Group, Keira Fiction Group.

The Springfield Writers Group was formed to bring together local writers for support and fellowship. The group accepts writers from beginners to established professional writers, and there is no restriction on genre. The group's goal is to inspire, to support and share, and to develop a network of writing friends. This way, members always have a pool Beta-readers and editors to help them, with the understanding they must return the favour on request. As well, there is always someone available for a chat about writing-related problems. In 2017, the group...

Address:
Bookface, Orion Shopping Centre, SPRINGFIELD QLD 4300
Meetings:
Meets monthly at Bookface Orion, Springfield.

Stanthorpe Writers Group supports the development of writers from beginners to experience in an encouraging environment. All ages, genres and backgrounds welcome. Some meetings involve cake though usually a combination of critiquing and workshops. Asupiced by CDS Stanthorpe

Address:
CDS Youth Centre (15 Hilton ST), STANTHORPE QLD 4380
Meetings:
We meet from 5-7pm on the first Wednesday of the month from February to November inclusive.

The State Library of NSW collects and preserves materials and evidence relating to our place in the world and makes them accessible to everyone in New South Wales and beyond. The Library exists in order to support and encourage research, debate, conversation, inspiration, learning and enjoyment.

Phone:
(02) 92731414
Address:
1 Shakespeare Place, SYDNEY NSW 2000

State Theatre Company South Australia is the flagship theatre company of South Australia and is a resident artistic company of the Adelaide Festival Centre. Commissions, performs and tours theatrical productions of new and existing, classic and contemporary, Australian and international work.

Phone:
(08) 84155333
Address:
PO Box 8252, Station Arcade, ADELAIDE SA 5000

Strathpine Writers Group is devoted to craft, productivity and encouragement for writers at all stages of the journey. Writers in our group range from complete novices to published aithors and in all genres

Address:
Strathpine Library, Station Street, STRATHPINE QLD 4500
Meetings:
We meet on the second Tuesday of the month. 6:30-8:00pm

Sydney PEN is one of 145 PEN centres in 104 countries that promote friendship and intellectual cooperation among writers everywhere, fight for freedom of expression, and represent the conscience of world literature. Visit the website for details on monthly public readings, lectures and further information.

Encouraging, supporting and promoting Tasmanian writers and stories.

Phone:
(03) 62240029
Address:
GPO Box 90, HOBART TAS 7001
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We meet on the first Wednesday of the month at the School of Arts, and on the third Wednesday at the Botanic Gardens down by Murray Lagoon. We also run a poetry group on the second and fourth Tuesday of the month, both times at the School of Arts. Both are open to new members.

Meetings:
First Wednesday of the month at the School of Arts, and on the third Wednesday at the Botanic Gardens; poetry group is the second and fourth Tuesday of the month at School of Arts

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
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Meetings:
Varies, see Facebook

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.

Vitalstatistix (Vitals) is a boutique producer and presenter of contemporary theatre and interdisciplinary arts projects. Vitals presents and develops new work, residencies, community-based projects, events, collaborations with like-minded makers and presenters, and industry initiatives for South Australian artists. Vitals works from a feminist perspective and has a proud and continuing tradition of supporting women artists.

The Wheeler Centre is Melbourne’s home for smart, passionate and entertaining public talks on every topic. Across events and a unique collection of videos, podcasts and original writing, The Wheeler Center supports some of Australia's finest local and international writers and thinkers.

Phone:
(03) 9094 7809
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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

Writers Victoria is all about writing. With members throughout Victoria (and beyond), they are the state’s largest organisation supporting Victorian writers. For more than three decades, Writers Victoria has been a leading provider of information, resources and skills development for our members and the broader writing community.

Phone:
(03) 90947855
Address:
Level 3, The Wheeler Centre, 176 Little Lonsdale Street, MELBOURNE VIC 3000

The Writers’ Studio is a creative writing studio based in Sydney providing ‘Online’ writing courses with your own online tutor, and 'Live’ writing courses at the Studio in Bronte. For over 25 years, we have worked with everyone from award-winning professionals to complete beginners helping them realise their creative dreams. We specialise in short stories, novels and screenplays.

Phone:
(02) 9386 4994
Address:
Level 1, Lugar Brae Uniting Church Hall, Cnr Leichhardt Street & Lugar Brae Avenue, BRONTE NSW 2024
Contact Name:
Anastasia Sideris
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Writing NSW is the state’s leading provider of services to writers, including courses, seminars and workshops, writing groups, festivals and events, grants and prizes, and information and advice. A not-for-profit organisation formerly known as the NSW Writers’ Centre, they have been providing quality support to the writers of our state since 1991.

Phone:
(02) 95559757

Writing NSW is the state's premier organisation for writers. It is a not-for-profit organisation established to foster writing culture in NSW and support writers in all genres and at all stages of their careers. It offers a comprehensive program of professional development, festivals, events, competitions and provides independent information on writing and publishing.

Phone:
(02) 95559757
Address:
PO BOX 1056, ROZELLE NSW 2039
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Writing WA is working between the lines and behind the scenes to build a state of opportunity in Western Australia for writers, publishers and other practitioners in the writing sector – not just for the benefit of practitioners themselves, but for the immense social value that great writing brings to individuals and communities.

Phone:
(08) 92289908
Address:
State Library Building, 25 Francis Street, PERTH WA 6000

We are a creative writing group for the vision impaired, or legally blind. We meet once a month and each meeting is a workshop, where everyone writes from prompts. Writers use laptops, Braille machines, or dictate to a sighted scribe. We produced a double CD set of stories and poems in 2009, which was narrated and broadcast on Radio4RPH.

Meetings:
Meets first Friday of each month except January, at Brisbane Square Library, Community Meeting Room on Ground Level
ACT Region Playwrights, The

Formed in 1996. Meets irregularly now. Members read each other's work and give feedback and encouragement. Stages rehearsed readings and full performances of members' scripts and has received funding from Arts ACT for dramaturgical support.

Phone:
(02) 62991917
Arts Law Centre of Australia

Arts Law is the national legal centre for the arts. We provide practical legal advice and more to artists across all sectors. Legal advice is free or low-cost depending on enquiry. Sample agreements, checklists, guides and information sheets, are sold or available on our website. We present workshops and seminars on key legal issues impacting on creative practice and play a key advocacy role regarding issues facing Australian artists.

Phone:
1800 221 457