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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Tuesday Night Writing for Children

We aim to improve our skills in writing for children. We bring work ranging across picture books, chapter books, middle school and Young Adult for critiquing.

Writing NSW
members only
Open to new members
Tuesdays fortnightly
7:30-9:30pm
Writing NSW
Contact Richard for more information

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 as a workshop, discussing each other’s poems. 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. We are open to all poetic forms except bush verse and performance poetry.

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

Wentworth Writers’ Group

We are an established group of writers writing across diverse fiction genres and sharing the beautiful Blue Mountains. We meet fortnightly 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.

Every second Tuesday
1:15-2:30pm
Blue Mist Cafe
Contact Catherine 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.

Open 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. Our aim is to support each other to write the best we can and get the work into the public domain, either traditionally or self published. Will consider members who can commit to weekly sessions and who have finished the first draft of the manuscript they want to work on.

Writing NSW
members only
Tuesdays weekly
12:00-3:00pm
Writing NSW
Contact Sarah for more information
0416 299 696

Writer’s Dozen

We began as a group of 13 at the writers’ centre 12 years ago and although our numbers have dwindled we are still going strong. We have all been published in some form and continue to learn and improve our craft. Our aim is to learn together, provide constructive feedback, support each other in the down times and celebrate the good!

Writing NSW
members only
Closed to new members
Wednesdays fortnightly
10am-1pm
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 and then we write in any genre for 30 minutes using those words. We then read our work aloud to the group members. 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

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 are all writing our first novel. We want to work together to make our work the best it can be.

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

Youngstreet Poets

To further the interest of poetry in Australia and to provide a stimulating and nurturing environment for emerging poets. We focus on poetry in a supportive workshop setting. Each person present provides multi copies of one poem. We then, in turn, workshop each poem. When a vacancy occurs, a new member may be invited. We also occasionally invite guests. Inquiries welcome.

Writing NSW
members only
Closed to new members
Fourth Friday of the month February-November
10:00am-3:00 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 offer feedback, motivation and support for people embarking on their own screenplay projects. In the 2 hour sessions, we do regular fun screenplay related exercises, we read (and act out) a scene from a famous screenplay, talk about what we watched that month, and of course discuss each others projects. New members welcome.

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

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