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.
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
Open to new members and have 5 different, active groups. These are:
1. Verb - Craft workshops, guest speakers, critiques etc. Meet monthly.
2. Speculative Fiction - Science fiction, fantasy, horror etc. Meet fortnightly.
3. Romance and Commercial Fiction - Business and marketing, upcoming events, workshops etc. Meet monthly.
4. Emerge - 13-17 year olds. Online.
5. Townsville Children's Writers - everything you need to know about how to write children's books. Meets monthly.
We meet on the first Wednesday of the month at the School of Arts, and on the third Wednesday at the Botanic Gardens down by Murray Lagoon. We also run a poetry group on the second and fourth Tuesday of the month, both times at the School of Arts. Both are open to new members.
Our events, competitions and publications are always on the Facebook page so that's normally the best place to look.
Brisbane’s oldest speculative fiction writers group, Vision writers was founded by Marianne de Pierres and Rowena Cory Daniells in 1996. The group's primary goal is the critiquing of fiction with the intent of improving not only the piece in question but also honing the writer's talent as well.
We love new members! Anyone from Brisbane and its surrounding area can join (we have members from the Redlands and Ipswich as well – if you’re willing to trek to the meeting we’re happy to have you).
Our first anthology ‘18’ is free from a broad range of ebook retailers including direct from our website, this link gives links to every place you can download it from http://visionwriters.net/18-the-anthology/. Our second anthology ‘Darkest Depths’ is similarly available at this link http://visionwriters.net/darkest-depths/
We use the Yahoo Boards for safer sharing of documents https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/vision-writers/info
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
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.
We are a creative writing group for the vision impaired, or legally blind. We meet once a month and each meeting is a workshop, where everyone writes from prompts. Writers use laptops, Braille machines, or dictate to a sighted scribe. We produced a double CD set of stories and poems in 2009, which was narrated and broadcast on Radio4RPH.