Writers Groups in Queensland

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.

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 get in touch with us at qldwriters@qwc.asn.au.


Association of Writers at Work
Located at: Rockville, Toowoomba
Contact: Keith Meredith-Bramwell
Email: krembee@bigpond.com   

Brisbane Book Authors
Located at: Brisbane
Contact: Carolyn Martinez
Email:
contact@hawkeyepublishing.com.au    
Brisbane City Writers
Located at: Brisbane
Contact: Jade Black
Email: brisbanecitywriters@gmail.com

Brisbane Writers Group
Located at: South Brisbane
Contact: Lee Finn
Email: brisbanewritersgroup@gmail.com
Meets: The first Wednesday of every month at 10:00am in Meeting Room 2D on Level 2 of the State Library of QLD, Stanley Place, South Brisbane

Brisbane Screenwriters
https://www.facebook.com/groups/BrisbaneScreenwriters/
Located at: South Brisbane
Contact: Ellen Shanley
Email: brisbanescreenwriters@gmail.com
Meets: 3:00 - 5:00pm on the fourth Saturday of every month, at Level 2 of the State Library of Queensland. Check website for meeting room details.
Brotherhood of the Wordless
http://www.brotherhoodofthewordless.com
Located at: Sandgate
Contact: Joan Beddoe
Email: jbeddoe@gil.com.au
Bundaberg Writers’ Club, Inc.
www.bundywriters.com
. You can also find them on facebook.
Contact: D. Esmond
Email: esmond@internode.on.net
Our Mission: to bring together people who love to create and write and, together, to foster the art and polish the craft. We do the lot.
Located at: Bundaberg (Wide Bay)
Bush Curlews
http://bushcurlews.blogspot.com.au/
Located at: Charters Towers
Contact: Maria Caesar
Email: bushcurlews@hotmail.com 
Capricorn Writers Group
Located at: Yeppoon
Contact: Malcolm Wells
Email: capcoastwriters@yahoo.com.au
Carindale Writers' Group
http://www.carindalewritersgroup.org/
Located at: Carindale
Contact: Debby Raymond
Email: carindalewritersgroup@gmail.com
Meets: Carindale Writers' Group is predominately a critique group for writers of all genres. They meet on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month. Please contact the facilitator by email if you wish to attend an introductory meeting.
Catena Collective
www.smashwords.com/profile/view/catenacollective/authors
Located at: Brisbane
Contact: Ben Gordes
Email: catenacollective@outlook.com

Tin Can Bay Writers Club
Located at: Cooloola Cove
Contact: Roma Ravn
Email:
romaravn@spiderweb.com.au
East Creek Writers
Located at: East Creek, Toowoomba
Contact: Sally Fischer
Email: opap@eastcreek.com.au
Phone: 07 4639 2755
Fairfield Writers Group
http://www.fairfieldwritersgroupqld.org. You can also find them on Facebook and Twitter.
Contact: Carol
Email: fairfieldwritersgroup@gmail.com
Phone: 07 3848 0442
Meets: 2nd & 4th Saturdays of the month @ 10.30 am BCC Library, Fairfield Gardens Shopping Centre, 180 Fairfield Road, Fairfield 4103
Fellowship of Australian Writers
http://www.writers.asn.au/
Located at: Mt. Gravatt
Contact: Nancy Cox-Millner
Email: ncmwriting@gmail.com or fawgwrite@gmail.com
Garden City Creative Writers’ Group
Contact: Boyd Craig
Email: gccwriters@gmail.com
Phone: 07 3841 0932
Located at: Upper Mt Gravatt
Meets: Every second Thursday morning from 9:30 – 12 noon at the Garden City Library, Upper Mt Gravatt
Geebung Writers
Located at: Geebung
Contact: Jan Jorgensen (07 3264 7330) or Rae Newman (07 3265 4991)
Gympie Writers Group
Located at: Gympie Regional Library, 8-14 Mellor St, Gympie
Contact the library on 07 5481 0859 for current meeting times and information
Meets: Monthly at Gympie Regional Library
Incubator Critique Group
Located in: Brisbane
Contact: Michelle Vlatkovic
michellevlatkovic@yahoo.com.au
Area of Specialisation: Short Fiction
Meets: monthly at SLQ
Licuala Writers Group
http://licualawrite.wordpress.com/
Located at: Wongaling Beach
Contact: Tara Webster
Email: svcatalpa@yahoo.com
Mackay Writers Group
http://paulvanderloos.wix.com/mackaywriters/
Located in: Mackay
Contact: Paul Vander Loos
Email: mkywriters@gmail.com
Macleay Island Inspirational Writers Group
Located at: Macleay Island
Contact: Robbie Kirk
Email: robbiekirk50@hotmail.com

Mount Isa City Library Writers Group
Located at: Mt. Isa City Library

Noosa Writers
Located at: Noosaville
Contact: Kerri McDonald
Email: info@noosawriters.com

Ravenshoe Writers
http://www.ravenshoewriters.com.au/
Located at: Ravenshoe
Contact: The Secretary
Email: ravenshoewriters@yahoo.com.au

RedWrites
Located at: Redlands
Email: redwritesredlands@gmail.com
Romero Centre
Located at: Dutton Park
Contact: Marcela Moreno Ramirez on 07 3013 0100   
Email: admin@romerocentre.org.au
Rosecity Writers
Located at: Warwick
Contact: Paul Elliot
Email: rosecitywriters@gmail.com

Scribes (Hervey Bay Council for the Arts)
Located at: Hervey Bay
Contact: Lynn Harris
Email: harlynn@iprimus.com.au
Sisters in Crime
http://www.sistersincrime.org.au
Located at: Melbourne + Brisbane
Contact: Carmel Shute
Email: cshute@internode.on.net
Society of Women Writers Queensland
http://womenwritersqld.org.au/
Contact: Thea Biesheuvel
Email: theabiesheuvel@gmail.com
Meets: Second Tuesday of each month, 10am - 12noon, Brisbane Square Library
Stanthorpe Writers Group
Contact: Cecelia Adams
Email: communicationart1@gmail.com
Meets: First Wednesday of each month, 5pm - 7pm, 157 High St. Stanthorpe
Strathpine Library Writers Group
Located at: Strathpine
Contact: Suzanne Cowell
Email: writeonsuzanne@gmail.com
Sunshine Coast Literary Association
www.scliterary.org
Located: Various locations on the Sunshine Coast
Contact: Alison Quigley on 07 5445 1479 
Email: info@scliterary.org
Sunshine Coast Writers’ Group
Contact: Irena Sprey, President/Secretary
E: Irena at thewinstanleys@westnet.com.au
Area of Specialisation: None
Meets: Buderim, Sunshine Coast
Symposium Society
Located at: St. Lucia
Email: symposiumUQ@gmail.com
Toowoomba Wordsmiths
Located at: City, Toowoomba
Contact: Emma Mactaggart
Email: em@boogiebooks.com.au
Meets: Currently not meeting on a regular basis
Tropical Writers
http://www.tropicalwriters.com.au/
Contact: Paul Freeman
Email: secretary@tropicalwriters.com.au
Meets: Cairns. See website for more information.

Vision Writers
http://visionwriters.net
Contact: Kirstie Olley
For speculative fiction writers
Meets: First Sunday of the month Feb-Nov 11am-2pm at Brisbane Square Library meeting room 1.9

Write Links writers group
http://brisbanewritelinks.weebly.com/
Located at: State Library of Queensland
Email: yvonvonon@hotmail.com
Write Links is a writers' group for beginning and emerging children’s writers and/or illustrators living in Brisbane and the surrounding area.
Writers in North Queensland
Located at: Innisfail
Email: barbufi@bigpond.com
Writers in Townsville Society
http://www.witsnq.blogspot.com.au/
Located at: Aitkenvale City Council Library
Contact: Lori Hurst
Email: witsnq@gmail.com
Writing with a Vision
Located at: Brisbane Square Library
Contact: Wendy Dartnall
Email: wendydartnall@hotmail.com
Writing with a Vision is a writers' group for vision impaired writers. Writing with a Vision meets monthly at Brisbane Square Library. Please get in touch for further details.

 


None of the listed groups meet your needs or location? The best way to get in touch with other writers groups in your area is to enquire at your local library or bookstore. No luck there either? Why not start your own! QWC has a comprehensive guide to starting your own writers group here.