Writing Groups: Children's and YA

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Castle Hill Writers’ Group

For writers wishing to gain inspiration and motivation in improving their skills by regular writing and gaining feedback from others. Members will take turns in submitting pieces for critique/feedback with maximum word limits. As this is a new group, members will initially contact each other to work out a format that works best for everyone. 
Open to new members
Beginning fortnightly meetings from Wednesday 9 January 2019.
6:30pm
Castle Hill Library
Contact Rachel Peries for more information

Women Writers Network

We are a combination of prose writers, poets, and playwrights. All at different levels of experience and expertise. All with the desire to become better at what we do. If you wish to read you’ll need to limit your prose to about 1000 words and have about 10 copies for us to edit as you read. Expect from eight to twelve women at any sitting and if all are reading it can be exhausting or impossible to achieve by 4pm. Unless there is great financial hardship, we all put in a gold coin each week. We welcome women writing in any genre at any stage, from just beginning to those who have been published and those struggling to be published. Many of us are a combination of both. The emphasis is on constructive feedback in a friendly, encouraging, but dedicated environment, fostering all stages of writing.

Writing NSW
members only
Open to new members
Wednesdays weekly
1:00-4:00pm
Writing NSW
Contact Sue for more information

Storyism

We are all beginners, though some have writing experience in academia and journalism. We are highly supportive of each other’s work, and generate ideas and suggestions for our work/each other’s work. Our aim is to encourage each other to continue writing, to listen and hear about others’ work, and to provide rigorous, respectful and supportive feedback on writing. We are seeking members with a genuine interest in participating in the feedback process and supporting others. We are open to all genres.

Writing NSW
members only
Open to new members
Third Thursday of the month
6:30-8:30pm
Writing NSW
Contact Rose for more information

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.

Writing NSW
members only
Closed to new members
First and third Monday of the month
7:30-10:00pm
Writing NSW

Down the Rabbit Hole

Down the Rabbit Hole is made of some published authors and some unpublished. We critique work in the junior/middle grade/YA categories and occasionally have workshopping ideas sessions. Our purpose is to provide an environment that encourages works in progress and to give helpful feedback and support.

Writing NSW
members only
Closed to new members
First Saturday of the month
1:00-3:00pm
Writing NSW

Children’s Book Writers

This group provides a forum for critiques, discussion and brainstorming of members’ work, providing a sounding board for ideas. We cover a diverse range of children’s and YA fiction genres.

Writing NSW
members only
Open to new members
Fourth Friday of the month
7:30-9:30pm
Writing NSW
Contact Kris for more information

Tuesday Night Writing for Children

We aim to improve our skills in writing for children. We bring work ranging across picture books, chapter books, middle school and Young Adult for critiquing.

Writing NSW
members only
Open to new members
Tuesdays fortnightly
7:30-9:30pm
Writing NSW
Contact Richard for more information

Allsorts Writing Group

We are a supportive, vibrant, intelligent and highly skilled bunch of writers. We write for the desire to create and express our own unique perceptions and voice. Our goal is to support each other and give positive and constructive feedback in a workshop situation. We are open to all work and find the variety stimulating.

Writing NSW
members only
Closed to new members
Second Friday of the month
5:00-8:00pm
Writing NSW
Contact Craig for more information

A Write of Passage

Friendly feedback given on all work. All genres. Members are looking towards publication.

Writing NSW
members only
Open to new members
Wednesdays fortnightly
6:00-9:00pm
Writing NSW
Contact Mara for more information

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