The Bundaberg Writers’ Club was founded to allow people interested in writing to meet, chat, practise their craft, solve problems, and to try out ideas.
Since the club’s establishment, members have been actively involved in the community – presenting literary events like the annual WriteFest, supporting young writers with the YOW awards, taking part in the region’s October CRUSH Festival, and finding as many ways to think and act laterally as we can.
Long Distance Members Welcome: The Club’s long distance members come from Tasmania, NSW, Miriam Vale, Townsville, Murgon, and Central Western Queensland.
Our Aim: To bring together a group of people who have a love of writing and, together, to foster and develop this art
Our members are from diverse backgrounds and age groups. We have poets and short story writers; from beginners to advanced. The majority have joined the club in order to develop their writing skills. Most at present write simply for the joy of writing. A few members have taken their writing a step further by creating bound compilations of their work and also by focusing their creative energy towards entering various literary competitions. One of our members is currently working on her first novel. Another member has already self-published a couple of books of poetry.
Catena Collective publishes the digital literary & arts magazine ‘One Page: Brisbane’ (available through our iOS app and our website).
We are a group of creatives who are passionate about words and writing, about ideas and knowledge, about learning and thinking.
We came together in 2013, through the University of Queensland’s postgraduate Writing, Editing, and Publishing program, and launched ‘One Page: Brisbane’ in 2014.
The magazine seeks to encourage and support the publication of new writing from and about our city, Brisbane (Australia). We publish short fiction & poetry, articles & essays, and interviews & reviews, as well as original illustrations and photographs.
Brisbane is an emerging world city, with a vibrant literary culture. Our ambition and intention is to promote the growth of Brisbane’s literary talents, by offering a new platform for publishing their creative work.
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 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 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.
The Group is open to writers of all ages and experience. A small fee is applicable per meeting. The group welcomes a mixture of experienced and beginners and deals with all disciplines of Creative Writing. The Group is chaired by published writer Raymond W Clarke.
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!
Our events, competitions and publications are always on the Facebook page so that’s normally the best place to look.
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.
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.
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.