Writers’ Group Open Night


Are you interested in joining a writers’ group, but struggling to decide which one is the best fit?

Perhaps you’re eager to start your own writing group but don’t know how to get started.

Take the first step by attending one of our Writers’ Group Open Nights, held at the start of each year. These events are completely free and open to members and non-members alike.

The 2017 Open Night included a keynote presentation from Shelly Unwin, writer and member of the Picture This writing group, who shared her experiences on being part of a writing community.

Representatives from our writing groups then gave information about how their sessions run and what makes their groups unique. For those in the audience who were keen to start a new group, they also shared the secrets to their success with those in the audience who are keen to start a new group. The event was followed by networking drinks, courtesy of Bibliotheque Wines.

You can find our event recap here.

Shelly is making her authorial debut in June this year with a five book series, titled You’re One! You’re Two! You’re Three! You’re Four! and You’re Five! published by Allen & Unwin, to be swiftly followed by a non fiction picture book, Blast Off! with Penguin Random House in early 2018, and with another book under offer as we speak. She attributes much of her success to the guidance and support of her writers’ group ‘Picture This’, of which she has been a member since 2013 when she began her writing journey. 


Did you know that the NSW Writers’ Centre currently hosts over 30 writers’ groups? If you’d like to learn more about these groups ahead of the information evening, you can browse our writers’ group listing here.

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