Writing Groups: Open Genre

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Discovery Writers

Discovery Writers is a group of both writers and poets who meet in a collaborative environment to provide opportunities for development and publication of writing.

Open to new members
Last Tuesday of the month (excluding January and December) from 1-3pm.
Miles Franklin Room, Hurstville Library
Contact Margaret Owen Ruckert for more information
0401 614 159

Dorrigo Writers Group

The Dorrigo Writers’ Group meets in a local café and takes place once a fortnight for around four hours. We workshop our writings, offer feedback and challenge each other on a regular basis. Critique is constructive; we cultivate strong opinions; our debates can get loud – mostly its laughter. We don’t impose word limits, which means longer pieces can be read in full. This creates a ‘big picture’ impression of a piece and what the writer is aiming for. The critique tends to focus on character and character development, plot dynamics, the flow of language, voice, etc., rather than getting bogged down in details the writer will pick up in the next redraft anyway.

Fortnightly – contact group for specific dates

Eastwood/Hills Fellowship of Australian Writers

Eastwood/Hills FAW is a group of diverse individuals who offer encouragement and support for writers of all levels of experience, from the beginner to the published professional.

Open to new members
First Saturday of the month
Pennant Hills Community Centre
Contact Hills FAW for more information

Hawkesbury Writers/Editors Group

We are a supportive group of writers meeting once a month to discuss writing elements and to help improve each other’s work by providing constructive feedback on submissions. Submissions are up to 3,000 words, and are submitted 2 weeks prior to the meeting, to be critiqued by fellow members. The critiques are then shared on the night of the meeting, along with any discussions of particular interest.
Open to new members
2nd Monday of each month.
6.30PM - 8.30PM
Currently on Zoom, contact for more information.
Contact Shane for more information

Kiama U3A Writing Group

This writing group is part of Kiama U3A (University of the Third Age) which is a worldwide network providing continued learning for people over the age of 50, in a supportive and non-judgemental environment. We meet on Fridays at 10.30 am until noon, from week 2 to week 9 of each school term (8 sessions), at North Kiama Neighbourhood Centre, 28A Meehan Drive, Kiama Downs 2533.

Open to new members
Fridays from Week 2 to Week 9 of school terms
North Kiama Neighbourhood Centre
Patricia on 0425 233 169

Nambucca Valley Writers Group

Nambucca Valley Writers Group is situated in the Nambucca Valley on the Mid North Coast, New South Wales, Australia. It draws its members from as far as Coffs Harbour and Kempsey, with Associate Members as far flung as Victoria. The group’s members are a lively bunch. They have dabbled in all sorts of literature forms including poetry, short story, biography, history novels, plays and film.

Open to new members
Fourth Saturday of each month

Northern Beaches Writers’ Group

An award-winning writing and critique group aimed at serious writers with publication or republication as their goal. Most of us have formal training in creative writing, others write from their gut having read passionately for many years. Please consult our website before enquiry for membership requirements and to check on waitlist status.

One Saturday per month (email group for specific dates)
Manly Bowling Club
Contact Zena Shapter for more information

Open Genre Writers’ Group

We aim to help each other develop our craft and reach our writing goals through honest feedback and incisive suggestions. 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, we use Zoom to meet up.
Writing NSW
members only
Open to new members
Thursdays weekly
Contact Writing NSW for more information

Port Writers

Port Writers is a community writing group located on the Mid North Coast of NSW in Port Macquarie. We aim to provide a comfortable, supportive and cooperative environment. At Port Writers, members are encouraged to share and practice their writing. Writers are supported to improve their literary knowledge and increase their realm of literary experience.

Open to new members
Fourth Saturday of the Month
Contact Port Writers for more information

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