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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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

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
Meets on the last Saturday of every month at 4pm
Edge Hill State School, 254 Pease St, Edge Hill QLD
Far North 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

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

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 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

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

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
Meets on the fourth Saturday of every month
Qld State Library, Stanley Place, Brisbane
South East Queensland
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

Open to new members.

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