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.
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.
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.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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.
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.
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”.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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
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.