At the Townsville Writers and Publishers Centre in Riverway Arts Centre writers groups meet regularly to workshop the craft of writing. They are supportive and friendly communities to belong to and there are opportunities for collaborative projects but no expectations to do so.
Venue: Riverway Arts Centre 20 Village Boulevard, Thuringowa Central, meet in the foyer a few minutes prior.
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Romance and Commercial Fiction Writers Group
The heart of any romantic with a pen in hand is more than welcome to this new exciting writers group to share works and advice. As the name suggests, this group is aimed for the romantically inclined creative writer who would like to engage with other passionate wordsmiths who enjoy the genre.
When: the fourth Wednesday of the month 7pm – 9pm (meet in the foyer a few minutes before 7pm)
Speculative Fiction Writers Group
Dipping into all genres of fantasy and fiction, the Speculative Fiction Writers’ Group offers support and publishing opportunities, often in the form of collaborative anthologies. The latest project headed by TWPC member Marley is focused on the diverse lore of the mythological vampire, utilising all perspectives of the participating writers to create a collection of fictional works detailing vampires throughout history. The group is not just limited to one project however so those who are eager to engage in our local literary community, produce works and further develop as a potential author are always welcome to come along.
When: Tuesday fortnightly 7pm – 9pm (meet in the foyer a few minutes before 7pm)
Verb Writers Group
The Verb Writers group is all about writers and poets who are interested in connecting with like-minded creatives, developing skills and receiving feedback on their personal works. Run by Ariella van Luyn, lecturer in creative writing at JCU, this popular group gives useful tips on publishing opportunities, how to effectively dedicate time for your creative work and get the most out of your literary passion. This group also regularly engages in collaborative writing projects, so if you have yet to explore what Verb has to offer and wish to join the tribe; you are encouraged to give it a try.
When: second Thursday of the month 6.30pm – 8.30pm (meet in foyer a few minutes before 6.30pm)
Emerge Writers Group
Emerge presents an opportunity for interested students and teenagers to get involved in the community and extend their passion for writing and find their own tribe among like-minded writers. If you are between the ages of 13 to 17 or know of someone who would like to participate, please feel welcome to join this great opportunity to learn new forms of creative writing as well as the tools needed for any young aspiring author.
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