Writing Groups: Non-fiction

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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
Closed 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.

Open to new members
First Monday of the month
6:00-8:00pm
Blackheath
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Neenish Tarts

Our group is a supportive and dedicated writing group who try to keep the creative motivation and confidence of our members strong and alive.

Writing NSW
members only
Closed to new members
Second Friday of the month
10:30am-1:00pm
Writing NSW
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Non-fiction Writers’ Group

Our group focuses on creative non-fiction: memoir, biography, medicine, history, law, science, architecture, psychology, social & current affairs, PhD thesis, etc., where content is based on reality and evidence. Our participants write a non-fiction piece of 1,000 words and email it to the other participants about a week before the meeting. At the monthly meeting, each person gives feedback to those attending on the day. The feedback is constructive and covers: style, structure, tense, grammar, voice, point of view and publishing appeal of the narrative. We help writers complete their story, nurturing their discipline to reach publishable standard. Our feedback is for emerging writers who can put a narrative through feelings, facts and figures to create a story that would appeal to a general audience. We critique the writing – not the writer.

Writing NSW
members only
Closed to new members
Third Sunday of the month
3:00-5:00pm
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
Closed to new members
Thursdays weekly
6:30-9:00pm
Writing NSW
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Rebel Writers

We met during the Fiction Feedback course in 2018 and have continued to work together. We meet once a month to workshop our material so that we may produce the best quality of writing we can.

Writing NSW
members only
Closed to new members
Third Sunday of every second month
10:00am-1:00pm
Writing NSW
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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.

Writing NSW
members only
Closed to new members
Second Saturday of the month
9:30-11:30am
Writing NSW
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Seize the Day

A long-standing group formed in 2000, we are small in size, which allows for in-depth work on each member’s writing at each meeting. Members of this group write in different areas: historical fiction, detective fiction, short stories, poetry and memoir. We work hard to support each other as we try to bring long projects to fruition, and some of our members have achieved publishing success. Seize the Day writers include several published authors, as well as the winner of the 2019 Stella Prize and the winner of the 24th Scarlet Stiletto Short Story Award. Unfortunately we are currently not taking new members.

Writing NSW
members only
Closed to new members
Third Saturday of the month
2:00-4:00pm
Writing NSW
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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).

Writing NSW
members only
Closed to new members
Third Thursday of the month
6:30-9:00pm
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