Writing Groups: PoetryBack to all writing groups
We’re poets and lovers of poetry who, since Bello Bards was founded by Marti Guy in March, 2007, have met in Bellingen on the last Friday of every month at 6:30pm, at varying venues. We are, perhaps it might be said, a ‘moveable feast’ as well as a travelling band of troubadours and their audience. We always dine together and anyone who wants to get up and have a go reading their own or someone else’s poetry, is as welcome as those who just like to listen.
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 Genre Writers’ Group
Pennant Hills Poets Group
This group is for those who write poetry. Come along, bring a draft poem, receive positive and constructive comments. We meet on alternate Thursdays 10am to 12 noon at Pennant Hills Community Health Centre, 5 Fisher Avenue, Pennant Hills.
Queer Writers Group
This writing group is for queer and queer-friendly people to exchange ideas about writing and share their work. We hope to develop the skills of all who participate. With encouragement and discussion, we hope to enthuse participants to publish.
Round Table Poets
Round Table Poets is an association of published professional poets who workshop their poetry for future publication. The group have met continuously since 1976, with many changes of writers along the way. Our group purpose is to improve our professional development and promote and maintain contacts, share knowledge and opportunities open to poets re competitions, fellowships etc.
Seize the Day
We are a friendly group whose members conscientiously and constructively critique each other’s writing. Founding member, Rowena Harding-Smith, has won the Sisters In Crime Scarlet Stiletto Award (2018). Ian McArthur was shortlisted for the Varuna Publisher Introduction Program Fellowship (2019). Our group purpose is to assist all members to achieve their writing goals through constructive criticism and social support.
We are a friendly group of men and women of different ages and life experiences and a group involved in a variety of writing forms. We hope to provide a forum which stimulates an exchange of ideas to extend the experience, knowledge and enjoyment of the creative writing process.
We build an environment in which fellow writers may present their work for critiquing within both a supportive and helpful group. Our aim is to motivate and inspire each of us to improve our own writing practice.