Writing Groups: Children's and YA

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Allsorts Writing Group

We are a diverse and vibrant group of writers who like to support each other to improve our writing. We meet each month, each of us submitting up to 2000 words of writing for positive and constructive critique in a workshop situation. We are open to all genres of work and encourage supportive feedback in an encouraging atmosphere. Prospective members should contact the Allsorts convenor via Writing NSW to find out more about how we work. Our application form is available here.
Writing NSW
members only
Open to new members
First Monday of the month
5:30-8:30pm
Writing NSW
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Blue Mountains Writers

We are an established group of writers writing across diverse fiction genres and sharing the beautiful Blue Mountains. We meet monthly to provide critical and constructive feedback on each other’s work. Working in different genres gives us the ability to give feedback from different viewpoints. Members are at various stages in their writing.

Closed to new members
First Monday of the month
6:00-8:00pm
Blackheath
Contact Catherine for more information

Dandelion Writers’ Group

Originally formed from the 2012 Year of the Novel class, the Dandelions support each others’ writing goals and manuscript development. They are looking for keen writers of middle grade and young adult fiction who are progressing steadily in their developing novels. They aim to establish a supportive writing community, a regular and positive space for their writing practices and to create a positive space for discussion and creative exploration. New members should be interested in progressing their novels and prepared to mainly write during the group session, with some discussion and critiquing included.

Writing NSW
members only
Closed to new members
Tuesdays weekly
5:00-9:00pm
Writing NSW
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Down the Rabbit Hole

Down the Rabbit Hole is made of some published authors and some unpublished. We come together to give supportive critiques and workshop ideas, relating to the junior/middle grade/YA categories. Our purpose is to give and receive constructive input and support so that we may create the best novels we can.

Writing NSW
members only
Closed to new members
Second Friday of the month
10:00am-1:00pm
Writing NSW
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Monday Night Children’s Writers

We are a dynamic and  supportive group of published and aspiring writers of all genres in the kids’ lit spectrum. We provide a safe space for constructive critiquing, share tips and strategies, information and resources regarding writing and publishing. We celebrate group members’ successes and provide support against setbacks. Our group purpose is to provide a supportive, productive and constructive environment for writers to develop their work towards the goal of publication and to enhance and guide each others understanding and skills in the craft of writing.

Writing NSW
members only
Closed to new members
Monday Fortnightly
7:30-10:00pm
Writing NSW
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Novel Writing Group

Novel Writing Group has been meeting for over 12 years, coming together at a writing class in 2005. We are now close friends who all share the creative desire. We aim to keep working at it as the challenges are enormous.  We hope one day one or more of us will be published.

Writing NSW
members only
Closed to new members
Four set Wednesdays throughout the year
10:00am-12:00pm
Writing NSW
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NSW Children’s Writing Group

This group provides a forum for critiques, discussion and brainstorming of members’ work, providing a sounding board for ideas, with the aim of becoming published authors. We are a committed group covering a diverse range of children’s and YA fiction genres.

Writing NSW
members only
Open to new members
Third Friday of the month
7:30-9:30pm
Writing NSW
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Open Genre Writers’ Group

We aim to help each other develop our craft and reach our writing goals through honest feedback, incisive suggestions, and cups of tea. This group is open to anyone who is comfortable reading work aloud for an audience of receptive and supportive peers, followed by open robust discussion. All types of writing and experience levels welcome.
Writing NSW
members only
Open to new members
Thursdays weekly
6:30-9:00pm
Writing NSW
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Picture This

Picture This is a group of aspiring and published children’s book writers. We get together to inspire, support and encourage one another by giving constructive feedback on each other’s work.
Writing NSW
members only
Closed to new members
Second Monday of the month
7:30-9:30pm
Writing NSW
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