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.
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.
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!
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.
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”.
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Pierre FERMIER -Secretary - email@example.com
Mona OLIVER - President - firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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.
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.
The group meets monthly for a social coffee and chat, to encourage, motivate and inspire each other in their writing and/or illustrating endeavors.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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