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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Write Links for Children’s Authors and Illustrators

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.

QWC member
The group meets the first Saturday of the month at the Queensland Writers Centre, at the State Library of Queensland - although the day, time or location may vary. http://www.brisbanewritelinks.com/dates-2017.html
Brisbane
4101
,
South East Queensland

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
4108
South East Queensland
Women Write Comedy

A monthly writing group for women starting in January!

Whether it’s stand up, a sketch idea or writing a novel – come share your work and get feedback from like-minded hilarious ladies!

Books at Stones – 360 Logan Rd Stones Corner QLD 4120

Sunday, January 14, 2018

3pm

If you wish to share a piece of writing, please email me before the event 🙂

Please RSVP to Michelle Janssen on 0406 529 718 or michellejanssenwriting@gmail.com

Monthly on Sundays
Stones Corner
4120
South East 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
4152
South East Queensland
Carindale Writers' Group
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
4178
Online, South East Queensland
Share Your Story Australia

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
4184
South East 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
4220
South East Queensland
Gold Coast Writers

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
4300
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
4370
Darling Downs South West
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.
4380
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
4500
South East Queensland
Meets second Monday of every month at 10am.
Burpengary Library, 121 Station Road, Burpengary
4505
South East Queensland
Burpengary Writers' Group

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
4510
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
4519
Online, South East Queensland
http://beerwahwriters.com/index.html

Open to new members.

Third Wednesday of the month.
Rendezvous Cafe, 1 Williams St, Dayboro
4521
South East Queensland
Writers Rendezvous

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
4550
South East Queensland
Gondor Writers' Centre
Variable
Buderim, Shop 1, 65 Burnett Street, Buderim
4556
South East Queensland

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

1.30-4 pm the first and third Monday of each month February to November
53 Mill Road Buderim Qld
4556
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
4570
Wide Bay–Burnett
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
4655
Wide Bay–Burnett
Fraser Coast Writers and Poets