Writing NSW hosts over thirty active writing groups for writers of different interests and levels of experience. These groups are self-run. Writing NSW provides a free meeting space, tea and coffee-making facilities as well as a listing on our website, on the condition that all group participants must be current financial members of Writing NSW.

If you are interested in getting involved with a writers’ group (either at Writing NSW or elsewhere), you can look through our list below to find others who share your interests. We have also included in this directory a range of groups held throughout NSW. You can search by genre or location.

Contact us if you are interested in convening your own writing group and would like to add your group to the database. You may also wish to read our resource sheet, How to Start a Writers’ Group.

Writing groups held at Writing NSW are supported by the Inner West Council.

Note: writing group contact details are provided for the use of individual writers enquiring about joining the groups. They are strictly not to be used for commercial or other purposes.


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Warrah Writers

Warrah Writers has been active for more than 10 years. We meet in Warrah Hall near Willow Tree in the Liverpool Plains area of NSW. We are keen to encourage some new members who may have recently moved to the country from another area and want to write and meet new friends.

Open to new members
Second Tuesday of the month
10am-2pm
Warrah Hall
Contact Paula Stevenson for more information
02 6545 4140

Wednesday Night Poets

The Wednesday Night Poets meet every Wednesday at 6:30pm. We operate collaboratively as a workshop, discussing each other’s poems to help develop our skills as poets and to encourage each other to submit work to journals and competitions. Most members have published at least one or two poems, but we welcome poets earlier in their careers if they wish to develop their skills. Our main requirements are that members are interested in poetry, excluding bush verse and performance poetry, and are keen to improve their work. Some members attend nearly every meeting, but others attend when they are able.

Writing NSW
members only
Open to new members
Wednesdays weekly
6:30-8:30pm
Writing NSW
Contact Norm for more information

Wollondilly FAW

The Wollondilly Fellowship of Australian Writers meet on the second Sunday of the month from 1:00pm at the Tahmoor Community Centre.

Second Sunday of the month
1:00pm
Tahmoor Community Centre
Contact Wollondilly FAW 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

Wordsflow

Presentation and critique (if wanted) of members’ work and timed and other exercises.

Friday weekly
12.30pm
Pottsville Beach Neighbourhood Centre
Contact Cheryl for more information

Write on Water

A new writers’ group for novelists is seeking members. Open to both novices and experienced writers, the group will meet at Concord & Ryde Sailing Club on the Parramatta River. In good weather, group will meet on the deck over the river; in inclement weather, group will meet inside. Tea and coffee will be available, but participants should bring their own lunch.

Closed to new members
Day TBD (weekday)
11am-2:30pm
Concord Ryde Sailing Club
0418 457 020

Write On!

A critiquing group for fiction writers working towards publication, who want feedback to make their book as good as it can be. Our aim is to support each other to be the best writer they can be and produce the best work they can.

Writing NSW
members only
Tuesdays weekly
12:00-3:00pm
Writing NSW
Contact Sarah for more information

Writer’s Dozen

We are a group of published and emerging authors who have been meeting since 2005. Our numbers have shrunk from the original 13 and new members have joined us, but we are as passionate as ever about our writing. We aim to support and encourage one another by sharing ideas on the craft of writing, marketing and social media; providing feedback; and commiserating on the rejections and celebrate the wins!

Writing NSW
members only
Closed to new members
Wednesdays fortnightly
10:00am-1:00pm
Writing NSW

Writers of the Far South Coast

Writers of the Far South Coast’s writing clinics are open to everyone, published or unpublished, and provide a great networking opportunity to meet other like-minded writers. The mornings are completely free and we recommend coming to a few to see if they are helpful to you before becoming a member and supporting the club. If you’d like feedback on a piece, but you’re uncomfortable reading your own work, someone can read it on your behalf.

Open to new members
Third Saturday of the month
10:00am
Club Sapphire
(02) 6448 9948 (leave voicemail)

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.

Writing NSW
members only
Open to new members
Wednesdays weekly
3:00-4:30pm
Writing NSW
Contact Judith for more information

Writing for Impact

Writing for Impact is an open genre group whose members are focused on producing novels or books of short stories. Discussion is focused around ways to produce writing that is altogether engaging, showing compelling action, vital characters, absorbing plot and vivid description. With a diverse mix of writers, members present pieces of writing for discussion and critiquing by the group, with the group aim to provide helpful and positive reinforcement and skill development to each and every individual. Writing for Impact is open to members dedicated, and committed, to developing their own and others’ writing ability in a positive, constructive way.

Writing NSW
members only
Open to new members
Fourth Monday of the month
6:30-8:30pm
Writing NSW
Contact Jan for more information

Wyong Writers

People of all ages who are interested in writing poems, short stories, novels or their own life story are welcome. You can expect encouragement and support. You’ll pick up practical writing tips and have fun along the way.

Open to new members
Fourth Saturday of the month
1:30-4:30pm
The Woodbury Park Community Centre
Contact Mei-Ling Venning for more information
(02) 4333 7489

Year of the Novel 2017

We each bring an excerpt from a work we are writing, and it is constructively critiqued by the group. We aim to encourage and support each other in writing the best novels we can.

Writing NSW
members only
Closed to new members
First Tuesday of the month
6:30-9:30pm
Writing NSW

Year of the Novel 2018

We are a group of writers who met in the Year of the Novel course in 2018 and now continue to support each other with the novels that we are working on. Each week we will revise the study topics of the course and workshop our writing so that we may produce the best writing that we can.

Writing NSW
members only
Closed to new members
Tuesdays weekly
6:30-9:00pm
Writing NSW

Youngstreet Poets

Youngstreet Poets has been going continuously since October 1978. We are poetry specific and tend to focus on ‘page poems’ rather than performance poetry, hip-hop or bush ballads, however, a wide range of poetry is workshopped in a wide range of poetic voices. We aim to further the interest of poetry in Australia and to provide a stimulating and nurturing environment for emerging poets, with the goal of publication. When a vacancy occurs, a new member may be invited. We also occasionally invite guests. Currently the group is full, but we are happy to take inquiries.

Writing NSW
members only
Closed to new members
Fourth Friday of the month
10:00am-2:30 pm
Writing NSW
Contact Willem for more information

Zephyrs Screenwriting

We are a group from all walks of life that meet once a month to talk about screenwriting, film and television. You can bring along your own project to discuss or simply listen to each other talk about theirs. We aim to provide a fun and supportive environment for those looking to further develop their skills in screenwriting.

Writing NSW
members only
Open to new members
Last Monday of the month
7:00-9:00pm
Writing NSW
Contact Haydn for more information

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