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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Gladstone Area Writers Group is a safe place for people suffering from a writing addiction. We gather once a month to share our war stories, fantasy stories, romance, poems, in fact, anything that our imaginations can come up with. If you suffer as we do then we welcome you.

Gladstone Area Writers Group meets on the first Thursday of each month at the Gladstone City Library. We are a supportive, friendly group whose passion for the written word drives us to take time to share our work and offer advice. We welcome writers of all ages, experience levels, and genres.

We can be contacted on the following emails:
General email:
Pierre FERMIER -Secretary -
Mona OLIVER - President -

Monthly on the first Thursday of the month from 6pm
Gladstone City Library
Central Queensland

The Gold Coast Writers’ Association (GCWA) encourages and supports writers from all genres, age groups and levels of writing to grow, learn and excel in their craft.

Guest speakers are invited from all genres of writing. Speakers are encouraged to share information about their writing life, discuss their techniques, and launch and sell their books. We encourage guest speakers to include a mini-workshop for members during their presentation.

Visitors are invited to attend meetings (entry fee: members $5, non-members $10).

Membership offers the additional advantages of the informative monthly eWriteabout newsletter, writers’ support groups, competitions, workshops and many other benefits.

Events are held regularly throughout the year. Members can share their ideas at informal support group sessions covering most genres.

Workshops provide informal opportunities for members and visitors to enjoy hands-on writing, listening, and reading activities in small groups.

The Monthly Meetings include a Guest Speaker with experience in one or more of the complex aspects of getting manuscripts to and beyond the publishing “post”.

Meetings are held on the third Saturday of each month. Monthly meetings offer the opportunity to connect and share with like-minded people in a relaxed environment. Workshops are held from 12:00 till 12:45 pm Members can share their ideas at informal support group sessions covering most genres.
Fradgley Hall, Park Avenue, Burleigh heads
South East Queensland
Gold Coast Writers

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.

Fourth Friday of the month, from 4.00pm
Gondor Writers' Centre, 19 Caloundra Street, Landsborough
South East Queensland
Gondor Writers' Centre

What we do:
• Open discussions about current projects
• Accountability for setting and achieving writing goals
• Advice and constructive feedback
• Share resources and tools
• Help those suffering from writers block

All aspiring and professional writers welcome.

Every Sunday 10-11am (Excluding public holidays).
Gordon Park
South East Queensland

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.

Contact library on 5481 0859 for next meeting dates and times.
Gympie Regional Library, 8-14 Mellor Street, Gympie
Wide Bay–Burnett
Hervey Bay Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators Social Meetup

The group meets monthly for a social coffee and chat, to encourage, motivate and inspire each other in their writing and/or illustrating endeavors.

Fourth Saturday of each month at 10am
Hervey Bay
Wide Bay–Burnett

The group meets on the first Saturday of each month 10am -noon. Due to the Cassowary Coast being such a spread out community the meetings take place in a café in the north of the region [Innisfail] and on alternate months a café in the south of the region [Mission Beach] so all members share travel distance.
• Please contact the group to see where the next meeting will be - Contact Jacque Duffy on 40653364
• New members are always welcome and the group is diverse in age [9-89yrs] and genre.
• Membership is $20 yr and meetings are free

First Saturday of each month 10am - 12noon.
Innisfail and Mission Beach alternate months (contact the group for details)
Far North Queensland

We send out a monthly newsletter and we hold writing sessions both online and off. We have an online bookclub to encourage reading books outside of our normal comfort zone. We attend local markets and festivals to spread our name and also sell our members’ books. We meet most Saturday mornings between 9am – 10am. We also connect online in our Facebook Group.

Most Saturday mornings between 9am – 10am.
South East Queensland
Mackay Writers Group

Our group's purpose is to support writers of any genre; we critique, share, workshop and enjoy each other's work and get involved in community events.

QWC member
Fourth Monday of each month, 7pm at the Gordon White Library
Mackay, Qld
Mackay, Isaac and Whitsunday

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.

First Monday of the month, from 9.30am.
6 Udara Street, Macleay Island
South East Queensland
Omega Writers

Most of our writers identify with the Christian faith but all are welcome. Our sessions often focus on an aspect of writing craft, discussion of the industry and mutual critique of group members' work. The Omega Writers Brisbane group is part of the national Omega Writers Association.

First Sunday of the month, 2 - 4 pm
St Francis Theological College, 233 Milton Road, Milton, Brisbane
South East Queensland
Omega Writers' national website

Orange Grove Writers are a friendly group which meets every week. We offer each other constructive criticism, support and encouragement and also exchange information about competitions, opportunities and events. Sometimes topics are suggested but members mostly prefer to work on their own projects (mainly short stories, plays or novels). New members are very welcome.  We do not charge any fees. 

Every Tuesday from 1.00-3.00 pm with a break for about a month – mid-December to mid-January.
Coopers Plains Library, 107 Orange Grove Road, Coopers Plains
South East Queensland

An informal group of adult aspiring writers, we meet weekly at Pomona for a couple of hours of fun, relaxation and mind-stretching exercises. A weekly topic is set - this week it's 'What I really meant....' for which we invite a short story, a poem, a comment piece, a reminiscence, whatever you choose, as long as they're your own words. We start by reading our contribution for that week, and while we don't actively invite a critique of our work, help and advice are always there if they are sought. After a coffee break, we move into an impromptu session, where we write for a few minutes on a random theme, to free us up from over-editing our thoughts.. Every week is different - you are very welcome to dip your toe in our pool.

Tuesday mornings from 9.30 to 11.30
The Lawson Shed, Pomona Community House, Memorial Avenue, Pomona
South East Queensland

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, goes speakers and participating in writing workshops.

Third Saturday of every month at 1pm
Warwick Library Meeting Room
Darling Downs South West
Sandgate Writers Group

The Group is open to writers of all ages and experience. A small fee is applicable per meeting. The group welcomes a mixture of experienced and beginners and deals with all disciplines of Creative Writing. The Group is chaired by published writer Raymond W Clarke.

Meetings held on the third Tuesday of the month at 7 pm
Sandgate Community Hall 153 Rainbow St, Sandgate
South East Queensland
Helping aspiring authors get published.

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.

QWC member
Saturdays, variable
Brisbane, Wynnum, Birkdale
Online, South East Queensland
Share Your Story Australia

Our group inspires women to succeed in their writing. Originally started as the Society of Women Writers Australia in 1925, each state group became independent organisations, and we have been operating as SWWQ since 1982. We work with writers of all genres.

QWC member
Meetings are held monthly on second Tuesday of each month (except January) from 9.30 am at Brisbane Square Library, George St, Brisbane.
PO Box 12820 George St Post Office, Brisbane
South East Queensland

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.

Third Saturday of the month, from 1.00pm.
Bookface, Orions Shopping Centre, Springfield Central
South East Queensland
Stanthorpe Writers Group

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.

QWC member
We meet from 5-7pm on the first Wednesday of the month from February to November inclusive.
CDS Youth Centre (15 Hilton St), Stanthorpe.
South East Queensland, Darling Downs South West
Strathpine Writers Group

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 authors and in all genres.

We meet on the second Tuesday of the month. 6.30-8.00pm
Strathpine Library, Station Street, Strathpine
South East Queensland