Fiction/Open Genre

A Write of Passage
Wednesdays fortnightly, 6-9pm; NSW Writers’ Centre
Friendly feedback given on all work. All genres. Members are looking towards publication.
Contact Mara for more information 
Open to new members


Allsorts Writing Group
2nd Friday of the month, 5-8pm; NSW Writers’ Centre
Members have the opportunity to read and respond to each other’s writing in a supportive atmosphere. All genres welcome. Variety is the spice of life!
Contact Georgia or Sharon for more information
Closed to new members


Bankstown Writers
1st Saturday of the month, 1-4pm
Banksia Room, Revesby Workers Club
2B Brett St, Revesby NSW 2212
Contact [email protected] for more information


Beyond Words
Mondays fortnightly, 11am-1pm; NSW Writers’ Centre
To explore the next stage of our writing. To discover ways to bring our words to an audience.
Closed to new members 


Castle Hill Writers’ Group
A new open genre writers’ group in the Castle Hill area is currently seeking members.
Please contact Anastasia at [email protected] for more details


Wednesdays fortnightly, 9:30am-12:30pm; NSW Writers’ Centre
New group, friendly feedback given on writing, may also do writing exercises if wanted. Looking towards publication.
Contact Mara for more information
Open to new members


Creative Writing Group
Fridays weekly, 2:00-4:30pm; Sydney School of Arts & Humanities
Bring along whatever you’re working on to read for feedback. Gentle atmosphere. All welcome.  15-17 Argyle Place, Millers Point, The Rocks.
Contact Dr Christine Williams (Director, Sydney School of Arts & Humanities) on 0432 289 311 or 02 9247 1558. Enquiries can also be emailed to [email protected]


Dandelion Writers’ Group
Tuesdays fortnightly, 5:00-9:00pm; NSW Writers’ Centre
Formed from the 2012 Year of the Novel we support each other with our writing goals and manuscript development.
Contact: Margaret Roc
Closed to new members


Discovery Writers
1st Tuesday of the month, 12.30 – 3.00pm, except Jan; Hurstville Library
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.
Contact: Margaret Owen Ruckert on 0401 614 159 or [email protected]
Open to new members


Eastwood/Hills Fellowship of Australian Writers
1st Saturday of the month, 1.30pm
Senior Citizens’ Room, Cnr Farnell & North Rocks Roads, North Rocks NSW 2151
Contact Carmel Summers [email protected] or 02 9484 6191 or see the website


Forest Fellowship of Australian Writers
3rd Saturday of the month, 2pm
Forest Community Arts Centre, Darley Street, Forestville NSW 2087
Contact Maggie Gowanlock on 02 9948 3882 or email [email protected]


Just Write
Weekends (dates TBA), Crows Nest Hotel
New group planning to meet at the Crows Nest Hotel. Open genre, supportive feedback, fun and beer.
Contact Rosalind for more information.


Infinitas Writers’ Group for Speculative Fiction
4th Sunday of the month, 12-3pm
Shakespeare Hotel, Surry Hills
For more information, visit the Infinitas Writers website.


Lower North Shore Critical Feedback Group
1st Tuesday of the month, 7.30-9.30pm, Cremorne
A small critique group for committed fiction writers in the Lower North Shore is seeking new members. This group is for committed, self-motivated novelists who have been published in some form, including self-publication, who consider writing to be their primary career and want to push themselves to the next level. Members are working on a second or subsequent novel and are serious about receiving and giving constructive feedback.
Contact Susie Mander at [email protected] for more information.


Liverpool Creative Writers
2nd Saturday of the month, 1-4pm
Pirie Centre Meeting Room, cnr Bigge and Moore Streets, Liverpool NSW 2170
Contact Stefania McDonald at [email protected] or 0447 097 728


Macarthur Fellowship of Australian Writers
3rd Sunday of the month, 1pm
Campbelltown RSL Club (Jade Room), Carberry Lane (cnr Cordeaux Street), Campbelltown NSW 2560
Contact Jo-Anne Harris (Secretary) on 02 4626 1304 or email [email protected]
PO Box 268N, Campbelltown NSW 2560


2nd Monday of the month, 7-10pm; NSW Writers’ Centre
Contact James for more information
Closed to new members


Moocooboola Fellowship of Australian Writers
3rd Thursday of the month, 1.30pm
Gladesville Library, Pittwater Road, Gladesville NSW 2111
Contact Vicki Harrold on 02 9878 3005
PO Box 318 Hunters Hill NSW 2110


My Own Writing Club
Every third Friday, 6:30pm; NSW Writers’ Centre
Literary fiction writers committed to the completion and publication of novel-length works.
Contact Harold Legaspi [email protected] 
Open to new members 


Mums Who Write
Have little ones? Having a hard time finding time to write? This group is for you! Join us for Playdates combined with writing/critique time! This is a group for writer mums (and dads!) of small children who would love some networking and support from other stay-at-home author mums in the Sydney area. Let’s meet up to talk writing while the little ones have a playdate! Eventually the group hopes to have regular writing meetups during which members can write/critique while the bubs play.
Queens Park, Centennial Park NSW 2022
For more information see the website or contact Carissa at [email protected]


Neenish Tarts
Last Friday of the month, 1:00-3:30pm; NSW Writers’ Centre
A group that has been together for over 14 years to encourage and inspire each other.
Contact Jill Schmidt-Lindner on 0417 683 693 or [email protected]
Closed to new members


NEW Writers’ Group Incorporated
Saturdays (1-2 per month) 3:00-5:00pm, Februay-November (see calendar on website or email us)
Venue: UNE FutureCampus, 211 Church St, Parramatta
Our writers come from all over Western Sydney and beyond. We write in an invigorating mix of genre and style. We support each other through open mic, workshops and guest tutorials. We publish two annual anthologies: ZineWest (a competition and print zine for aspiring writers in Western Sydney) and an anthology for financial members. NB there is no obligation to be a financial member to attend our events, most of which are free. Zinewest opens for entries in March.
Email: [email protected]


North Shore Fellowship of Australian Writers
3rd Sunday of the month, 1pm
Willow Park Community Centre, 25 Edgeworth David Avenue, Hornsby NSW 2077
For more information contact Maria Encarnacao (President) on 02 9604 6313, email [email protected] or see the website.


Novel Writing Group
Meets on set Wednesdays throughout the year; NSW Writers’ Centre
To assist group members to improve their writing skills by exercise and critical analysis of their work. The aim for everyone in the group is to publish novels and/or short stories in fiction.
Contact John for more information
Closed to new members


Novelist Writers
Thursdays, 6.30-8.30 pm; NSW Writers’ Centre
We write novel-length work in various genres, meeting weekly to constructively critique each other’s work.
Contact Murray for more information
Open to new members


Open Genre Novel & Short Story Writers’ Group
4th Monday of the month, 6:30-9:00 pm; NSW Writers’ Centre
Open group focused on novel and short story writing. Each meeting involves a writing exercise challenge and critical reading of each person’s work.
Contact Jan Allerton 0421 596 875 or email [email protected]
Open to new members


Open Genre Writers’ Group
Thursdays weekly, 6:30-9:30pm; NSW Writers’ Centre
Devoted to fiction and nonfiction writings. Promotes writers who would like to get published.
Contact Josh for more information.
Open to new members


Parramatta Fellowship of Australian Writers
2nd Saturday of the month, 12.30 pm
Top Floor, Parramatta Library, Civic Place, Parramatta NSW 2150
Contact C Plink on 0416 776 506 or email [email protected] 


Playing Around
2nd Tuesday of the month, 6 – 8 pm
We are a group of playwrights and scriptwriters called Playing Around. We meet on the second Tuesday of every month, 6pm-8pm, at Marrickville Library in the Community Room. We welcome anyone that is interested.
Marrickville Library, Marrickville Rd, Marrickville NSW 2204
Contact Uma Kali Shakti at [email protected]


Popular Fiction Writers’ Group
2nd Friday of the month, 6:30pm-9:30pm; NSW Writers’ Centre
We are a committed group of writers that meet regularly to critique our work. Members are close to or have completed novel-length works and are serious about giving and receiving thoughtful feedback.
Contact Ashley Kalagian Blunt at [email protected]
Open to new members


Scripto Libris
2nd Saturday of the month, 9.30-11.30am; NSW Writers’ Centre
Scripto Libris is a spin-off writers’ group from Alan Mills’ year-long novel writing course. We are highly motivated and goal focused to write the best quality novel each of us can produce.
Contact Frances Huber on 0438 170 470 or [email protected]
Closed to new members


Seize the Day
1st Saturday of the month, 2:00-4:30pm; NSW Writers’ Centre
A long-standing group, small in size, allowing for in-depth work on each member’s writing at each meeting. Members of this group write in different areas: historical fiction, detective fiction, short stories, poetry and memoir.
Contact Vicki Laveau-Harvie at [email protected]
Closed to new members


First Thursday of the month, 6:30-9pm; NSW Writers’ Centre
SIRIUS is a writers’ group for writers of speculative fiction (fantasy, sci-fi and horror). We meet to critique each other’s work and support each other as writers.
Contact Georgina on 0402 111 609 or [email protected]
Closed to new members 


Southern Highlands Novelists Group
Weekly, location TBA
A new writers’ group for novelists in the Southern Highlands is currently seeking members. Founded by NSW Writers’ Centre member George Mallory, the group plan to meet weekly.
For more information, contact George at [email protected]


Small Good Things
2nd Thursday of the month, 6.30-9.30pm; NSW Writers’ Centre
A short story writing and appreciation group. In 2014 we had a finalist and three editor’s picks in the RN Pocketdocs Competition and were published in Seizure flash fiction.
Contact George Marshall at [email protected]
Closed to new members


Speculative Fiction Writers’ Group
1st Friday of the month, 7-9pm; NSW Writers’ Centre
We are an established group of writers writing across the speculative fiction genres. We meet monthly to provide critical and constructive feedback on each other’s work. Members are at various stages in their writing and include some who have achieved publication since joining. Visit us at
Contact Natalie Scerra at [email protected]
Open to new members


Stanhope Scribes
2nd Saturday of the month, 2-3:30pm
An informal and supportive writers group for adults, meeting monthly at Dennis Johnson Branch Library, Stanhope Gardens
Contact Ruth at Dennis Johnson Branch Library on (02) 9421 2670 or [email protected]


3rd Thursday of the month, 6:30-8:30pm; NSW Writers’ Centre
Members can workshop their writing with the group in a supportive, respectful environment. Currently, members bring a mix of writing genres (novels/fiction, memoir, short story etc.)
Contact Rose Leontini on 0415 450 663 or [email protected]
Open to new members 


Sutherland Shire Fellowship of Australian Writers
Last Saturday of the month, 1.30 pm
Sutherland Library Meeting Room, (Ground Floor) 30-36 Belmont Street, Sutherland NSW 2232
For more information email [email protected].


Sydney City Fellowship of Australian Writers
3rd Friday of the month, 4 pm
Sydney Mechanics School of Arts
 1st Floor, 280 Pitt Street, Sydney NSW 2000
Contact John Clarke on 02 8920 8690.


Women Writers’ Network
Wednesdays weekly, 1-4pm; NSW Writers’ Centre
Our aim is to encourage each other to be better writers. We critique within the session in order to refine each piece. Prose, poetry, scripts, and biography are all welcome. Open to women of all ages, background and experience.
Contact Sue Goodall at [email protected]
Open to new members


Write On!
Tuesdays weekly, 12-3pm; NSW Writers’ Centre
A critiquing group for fiction writers serious about getting published.
Contact Sarah Bourne on 0416 299 696 or [email protected]
Closed to new members


Writer’s Dozen
Wednesdays fortnightly, 10am-1pm; NSW Writers’ Centre
We are an eclectic group of writers keeping each other company on this crazy journey.
Contact Pamela Cook on 0432 884 885 or [email protected]
Closed to new members


Writers’ Rumble Workshop
3rd Thursday of the month, 7 – 9 pm
Bring 8-10 copies of something you’re working on, and get the generous yet muscular feedback of the group. $10 inc a glass of wine! All proceeds go to running the bookshop.
Desire Books, 3/3 Whistler St, Manly NSW 2095
For more details contact the group’s convener Sid Wallis at [email protected]


Wednesdays weekly, 3 pm; NSW Writers’ Centre
We practice spontaneous writing for 20 to 25 minutes. We each read aloud what we have written with the aim of encouraging and enthusing the writer by making positive and constructive comments.
Contact Judith Daley on 0448 871 188 or [email protected]
Open to new members


Write to the End
Wednesdays fortnightly, 6:30-9:30pm; NSW Writers’ Centre
Members of this group have writing in progress. the sessions are focused on review of WIP and feedback to completion stage. Not a didactic session. Self-run, Self-mediated, year-long group.
Contact Janet Nagly on 0414 997 135 or [email protected]
Closed to new members


Year of the Novel 2013
2nd Wednesday of the month, 6:30-9:30pm; NSW Writers’ Centre
Small informal group of unpublished writers of short stories and longer fiction. Mostly fiction across various genres but open to anyone with a writing project and willingness to contribute through sharing, support and encouragement.
Contact Dougal Patey at [email protected]
Open to new members


Zephyrs Screenwriting
Last Wednesday of every month, 7-9pm; NSW Writers’ Centre
We are a friendly bunch from all walks of life, who meet monthly to discuss and encourage each other in our screenwriting endeavours. New members welcome.
Contact Haydn Butler at [email protected]
Open to new members

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