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.

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First Wednesday of every month, from 10:00am-12:00pm.
Arana Hills Library, 96 Narellan Street, Arana Hills
South East Queensland
Ashgrove Writers Group / The Writing Room
Meets alternate Thursdays at 6.30pm.
Ashgrove Library, 87 Amarina Avenue, Ashgrove
South East Queensland
Buderim, Shop 1, 65 Burnett Street, Buderim
South East Queensland
Beerwah Writers Group

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.

QWC member
The group meets on alternate Fridays from 10am until 12 noon in the meeting room at the Beerwah Library. Members attending usually donate a gold coin to defray the cost of morning refreshment.
Beerwah Library, 25 Peachester Rd, Beerwah QLD
Online, South East Queensland

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 meet on the third Wednesday of every month at 6.30pm at Mitchelton Library.
Mitchelton Library, 37 Heliopolis Parade, Mitchelton
South East Queensland, Northern Queensland
Brisbane Book Authors
South East Queensland
Meets on the fourth Saturday of every month
Qld State Library, Stanley Place, Brisbane
South East Queensland
QWC member
Meets various times throughout the week.
2nd Floor, State Library of Queensland, Stanley Place, Brisbane
South East Queensland

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

QWC member
Meets third Saturday of each month at 9am.
108 Bargara Road, Bundaberg East
Wide Bay–Burnett
Meets second Monday of every month at 10am.
Burpengary Library, 121 Station Road, Burpengary
South East Queensland
Burpengary Writers' Group

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.

Meets on a weekly basis.
Charters Towers
Northern Queensland

Meets first Tuesday of every month at 9.30am.

First Tuesday of every month, 9:30am-11:30am
Caboolture Central Library, 4 Hasking St, Caboolture QLD
South East Queensland
Meets on the last Saturday of every month at 4pm
Edge Hill State School, 254 Pease St, Edge Hill QLD
Far North Queensland

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.

QWC member
Meets on the first and third Thursdays of each month from 9:30am - 12pm
Westfield Carindale, 1151 Creek Rd, Carindale QLD 4152
South East Queensland
Carindale Writers' Group

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.

South East Queensland

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.

Last Thursday of the month, 12.30 to 3.30pm, except December.
Chermside Library
South East Queensland

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!

First Saturday of every month, 11am-5pm
Coffee Club on Park Road, Milton
South East Queensland
Monthly Write-ins
Writers meet first Wednesday of the month, 1.00-4.00pm; poets meet third Wednesday, 1.00-3.00pm
Regional Gallery/Cultural Centre, 161 Old Maryborough Road, Pialba
Wide Bay–Burnett
Fraser Coast Writers and Poets

We have short story writers, poets, award winners, social writers and crime writers. In the past our group has published many books, the content of which has been created by our members--and they have sold well.

QWC member
Meetings are from 9.30am to 11.30am on the 2nd Wednesday of the month.
Geebung RSL Newman Road, Geebung
South East Queensland
Generation XYZ

Started in 2008, Generation XYZ caters to writers of fiction - generally speculative fiction - in the Rockhampton region. We meet at the Walter Reid Cultural Centre, in the open space on the first floor

Generation XYZ meets once a fortnight on a Monday evening. Meetings run from 6pm to 7.30pm
Central Queensland