Writing Groups: Children's and YA

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Scripto Libris

Scripto Libris is a spin-off writers’ group from Alan Mills’ year-long novel writing course. We are highly motivated and goal focused to produce our best quality writing across a variety of genres. We aim to encourage and support each other along each of our writing journeys.

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members only
Closed to new members
Second Saturday of the month
9:30-11:30am
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Speculative Fiction Writers’ Group

We are a friendly group of emerging and professional writers who meet monthly to provide critical and constructive feedback on each other’s work. Our aim is to support members in shaping and developing their writing into forms suitable for presentation to agents/publishers, and to share knowledge and experience. We are seeking likeminded, enthusiastic, emerging writers who can attend regularly and are actively writing in the speculative genre. We welcome both published and unpublished writers.

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Open to new members
First Friday of the month
7:00-9:00pm
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Storyism

At the Storyism group meetings, members present work from a variety of genres and writing categories including adult, YA/middle grade; short stories, novellas and novels; crime, fantasy, contemporary fiction; memoir and fictionalised memoir; poetry and song-writing; science writing; letters to the editor; speeches.
This group is ideal for anyone who is at any stage of writing (but must be currently working on something), works on or has an interest in contributing to others’ multiple works and genres, is prepared to give and receive constructive feedback (essential), and is prepared to commit to attending most meetings (at least 7/11 meetings held during the year).

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members only
Open to new members
Third Thursday of the month
6:30-9:00pm
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Tuesday Night Writing for Children

We aim to improve our skills in writing for children, by critiquing each other’s work. We bring work ranging across picture books, chapter books, middle school and Young Adult. We are looking for anyone who is interested in improving their skills in writing for children.

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members only
Open to new members
Tuesdays fortnightly
7:30-9:30pm
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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. Our group includes women who have just begun to write – those who have had plays produced – novels, memoirs or poetry published – and those striving to be published. The emphasis is on constructive feedback in a friendly, encouraging, but dedicated environment, fostering all stages and all genres of writing. We meet weekly but attendance is flexible. There are usually eight to twelve women at any sitting. If you wish to read you’ll need to limit your prose to about 1000 words and have copies for us to edit as you read. Unless there is great financial hardship, we all put in a gold coin each week. And that’s it really. You are welcome to try us for size – see if we fit.
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members only
Open to new members
Wednesdays weekly
1:00-5:00pm
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Writestuff

We practice ‘raw’ or spontaneous writing. We each select one word from a selection of words and then write in any genre for 25-30 minutes. We then read our work aloud with the aim of encouraging and enthusing the writer by making positive and constructive comments. Our aims are to practice our writing, develop our skills and confidence; to be encouraged by the constructive criticism of our peers; and to use the weekly experience as a brain sharpening exercise.

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Open to new members
Wednesdays weekly
3:00-4:30pm
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