Are you interested in joining a writers’ group? Getting involved with a writers’ group is a fantastic way to connect with like-minded people, receive valuable feedback on your writing and grow as a writer.
There are many writers groups in Queensland serving various genres, locations and types of writers. Some operate as critique groups giving detailed feedback, others as a social opportunity to give one another support, motivation, and ideas.
Below is a list of writers’ groups in Queensland who welcome new members. Please feel free to contact them directly to get involved.
Please note: this is not a comprehensive or complete list. If you are a member of a writers group that is open to new members and you would like your group to be listed below, please feel free to create a listing for your group.
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.
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, Townsville, Murgon, and Central Western Queensland.
Our Aim: To bring together a group of people who have a love of writing and, together, to foster and develop this art
Our members are from diverse backgrounds and age groups. We have poets and short story writers; from beginners to advanced. The majority have joined the club in order to develop their writing skills. Most at present write simply for the joy of writing. A few members have taken their writing a step further by creating bound compilations of their work and also by focusing their creative energy towards entering various literary competitions. One of our members is currently working on her first novel. Another member has already self-published a couple of books of poetry.
Carindale Writers Group was founded in 2000. Since then, writers of all genres have crossed our threshold, including would-be writers and ultimately successful writers (and yes, some of us are still on that journey!). Although many have come and gone, some have been with us from the group's inception; some arrived just today.
The writing process is not a lonely one when you have the support and encouragement of a long-established writers' group and when you can share in the knowledge and experience of its members.
The group provides an opportunity for peer-based critique, advancement of your writing skills, and social engagement.
Carindale Writers' Group also functions as a link to the broader writing community, with constant updates on writing competitions, seminars and workshops.
Our sixth anthology, Encounters, is on sale now.
Catena Collective publishes the digital literary & arts magazine 'One Page: Brisbane' (available through our iOS app and our website).
We are a group of creatives who are passionate about words and writing, about ideas and knowledge, about learning and thinking.
We came together in 2013, through the University of Queensland's postgraduate Writing, Editing, and Publishing program, and launched 'One Page: Brisbane' in 2014.
The magazine seeks to encourage and support the publication of new writing from and about our city, Brisbane (Australia). We publish short fiction & poetry, articles & essays, and interviews & reviews, as well as original illustrations and photographs.
Brisbane is an emerging world city, with a vibrant literary culture. Our ambition and intention is to promote the growth of Brisbane's literary talents, by offering a new platform for publishing their creative work.
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. Membership is free. You can call the Chermside Library on (07) 3403 7200 for more.
We get together to write, chat, and drink coffee. This is a drop-in, drop-out event; come along at any time. There is power available if required. Look for the forest of laptops at the back of the restaurant!
The group meets monthly on the fourth Friday of the month from 4pm. A Dropbox is set up for members to upload their critique submission by the second Friday of the month. As the group expands, we will divide the group into smaller groups focused on different aspects and genres of writing. Membership and attendance is free.
The Gympie Writers' Group is still open to new members and we ask that those wishing to attend the monthly meetings contact the Gympie Library and ask the librarians for the next meeting date and time. The library's number is 5481 0859.
The group meets monthly for a social coffee and chat, to encourage, motivate and inspire each other in their writing and/or illustrating endeavors.