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. Read a QWC member’s article on the benefits of joining a writers’ group.
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.
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).
Our first anthology ‘18’ is free from a broad range of ebook retailers including direct from our website, this link gives links to every place you can download it from http://visionwriters.net/18-the-anthology/. Our second anthology ‘Darkest Depths’ is similarly available at this link http://visionwriters.net/darkest-depths/
We use the Yahoo Boards for safer sharing of documents https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/vision-writers/info
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
Open to new members and have 5 different, active groups. These are:
1. Verb - Craft workshops, guest speakers, critiques etc. Meet monthly.
2. Speculative Fiction - Science fiction, fantasy, horror etc. Meet fortnightly.
3. Romance and Commercial Fiction - Business and marketing, upcoming events, workshops etc. Meet monthly.
4. Emerge - 13-17 year olds. Online.
5. Townsville Children's Writers - everything you need to know about how to write children's books. Meets monthly.
Members are encouraged to write original prose and poetry to the best of their ability and in their chosen field. When work is read during the workshops, members are offered helpful comments and advice. New members are most welcome
Our group meets the first Monday of the month at 9.30am at 6 Udara Street, Macleay Island. 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. Ditto time and place. We welcome new and emerging writers from Macleay Island. For further details, you can contact Robbie Kirk on 0404 719 929 or Desmond Kelly on 3409 5592.
To encourage local writers and poets to bring their work to fruition, through discussion, education and shared experience. The Beerwah writers group was formed in 2006, by a group of like minded people who wanted to share their experience with writing. New members are welcome and encouraged; a yearly subscription of $5.00 applies.
Several members have published their work and their books are available for sale to the public.
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 encourage and inspire, to support and share, and to develop a network of writing friends. This way, members always have a pool of 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 wrote and published its first anthology, Return, with all the stories having a connection to Halley’s Comet. The group hopes to publish an anthology every year, to help broaden the experience and skills of our group members.
We believe everyone is made of the Write Stuff.
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.
Write Links is a vibrant and active community with many opportunities for emerging and published children's writers and illustrators. Our monthly meetings include critique groups, divided into picture books, junior fiction, Young Adult and others. During our meetings we also have a focus on networking and professional development.
Write Links has been made possible through the support and with the assistance of Book Links and the Queensland Writer's Centre.
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.
Share Your Story helps aspiring authors by connecting them with active and successful industry professionals to help them on their journey to publication. Attending workshops with fellow creatives optimises your ability to keep your network fresh and active, strengthen connections and know more about the people who are succeeding in your chosen industry. Across the world, a revolution has taken place. Driven by advancements in social networking, creatives have unprecedented opportunities to share their story with the world. The publishing industry is changing and it can be harder to get a book published than ever before. Writers are looking to achieve a deeper engagement with publishers and readers by empowering themselves with the knowledge they need to be a successfully published author.
Stanthorpe Writers Group supports the development of writers from beginners to experienced in an encouraging environment. All ages, genres and backgrounds welcome. Some meetings involve cake though usually a combination of critiquing and workshops. Auspiced by CDS Stanthorpe.
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.