Regional, interstate and online writers’ groups

Writers’ groups in regional NSW

Note: The contact details for writing groups are for use by individual writers inquiring about joining groups only. They are not to be used for commercial or other purposes.


Brook and Beyond Writers’ Group
3rd Tuesday of the month, 6 pm
QE II Community Centre, Corner Bridge & Market Streets, Muswellbrook, NSW 2333
Contact: For more information about this group please email Leonie Rogers: [email protected] or check the group out via our Facebook page.


Central Coast Fellowship of Australian Writers
3rd Sunday of the month, 10 am
Gosford Hotel, 179 Mann Street, Gosford NSW 2250
Contact: For more information, please email [email protected].
PO Box 750, Gosford, NSW 2250


Central West Freelance Writers Group
Meetings held monthly on a Sunday
An informal group who meet for a Sunday brunch once a month at a different town across the Central West region. Group members range from novices to professionals and span all genres. They chat about writing, share tips, gripes and hopes, and nudge each other on.
A private Facebook group page is available for members – request an invitation to join.
Contact: For more information contact Margaret Paton via email or by calling 0417 423 812.

Eurobodalla Fellowship of Australian Writers
1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month, 10.30 am
The Community Centre, Page Street, Moruya NSW 2537
Contact: For more information email [email protected].
PO Box 374, Moruya, NSW 2537


Great Lakes Fellowship of Australian Writers
2nd Friday of the month, 1 – 4 pm
Forster/Tuncurry Memorial Services Club, Strand Street, Forster NSW 2428
For more information contact Christine Hayes on 02 6555 9904 or email [email protected]
PO Box 47, Tuncurry NSW 2428


Half-written Group
First Friday of the month, 6:30pm
A small group mentored by Clem Gorman, established writer. Two members published recently, a third invited to submit to English publisher.
2/31 Chambers Place, Woy Woy, NSW 2256
For more information contact Liz Mcnamara on (02) 4341 0464 or email [email protected]


Hawkesbury Fellowship of Australian Writers
2nd Monday of the month, 7.30 pm
Richmond Club Ltd
 East Market Street, Richmond NSW 2753
For more information contact Laurie Forth (President) on 02 4572 6837, email [email protected] or see the website.
PO Box 229 Richmond, NSW 2753


Hunter Fellowship of Australian Writers
1st Wednesday of the month, 10.30 – 12.00 pm
Dining Room of Sydney Junction Hotel, Beaumont Street, Hamilton NSW 2303
For more information contact Eileen Dillon-Smith (Secretary) on 02 4965 0256
, Jan Dean (President) on 02 4954 9895 or email [email protected].
PO Box 112 Islington, NSW 2296


Hunter Writers’ Centre
Wednesday – Friday, 10 am – 3 pm
90 Hunter Street, Newcastle NSW 2300
For more information contact 02 4926 3485, 0408 927 299 or [email protected].
See the website.


Kandos Fellowship of Australian Writers
4th Monday of the month, 3 – 4.30 pm
Library, Angus Avenue, Kandos NSW 2848
For more information contact Pamela O’Connor on 02 6379 4613 or email [email protected].


Kiama Library Writers’ Group
2nd Wednesday of the month, 3 pm
Meets at Kiama Library. Welcomes new members.
3 Railway Parade, Kiama NSW 2533


Lake Macquarie branch, Fellowship of Australian Writers
Meets in Toronto on the second Saturday of each month
All writers and newcomers welcome. 
For more information email [email protected]


Lambing Flat Fellowship of Australian Writers
3rd Monday of the month, 5 pm
The Catholic Parish Centre, Campbell Street, Young NSW 2594
For more information contact Joan Graham on 02 6382 5955 or email [email protected].


Mudgee Valley Fellowship of Australian Writers
2nd Tuesday of the month, 12 pm
Club Mudgee, Mortimer Street, Mudgee NSW 2850
For more information contact Colleen O’Sullivan on 02 6379 6902 or email[email protected].
PO Box 356, Mudgee NSW 2850


New England Writers’ Centre
Tuesdays, 1 – 4 pm; Wednesdays 10 am – 12 pm; Thursdays 12 – 4 pm
Neighbourhood Centre, 129 Rusden St, Armidale NSW 2350 (or via Cinders Lane carpark)
Funded by Arts NSW, Armidale Dumaresq Council, Regional Arts Fund Australia – CASP, Country Arts Support Program. Regional Arts NSW; Dymocks of Armidale; Armidale Public Library, Community Mutual Group, CAL – Copyright Agency Limited. ConnectEd – for Youth Online program.
For more information contact 02 6772 7210 or [email protected], or see the website.
PO Box 1219, Armidale NSW 2350


North Arm Cove Fellowship of Australian Writers
3rd Thursday of the month, 7 pm
Community Centre, The Ridgeway, North Arm Cove NSW 2324
For more information contact Maureen Kelly on 02 4997 3237
 or email [email protected].


Port Macquarie-Hastings Fellowship of Australian Writers
Last Saturday of the month, 1 – 3.30 pm
Sea Acres, Port Macquarie NSW 2444
For more information contact Marion Tracy on 02 6582 4676 or email [email protected].
PO Box 67, Port Macquarie NSW 2444


Port Stephens Fellowship of Australian Writers
3rd Thursday of the month, 10 am
Tomaree Library, Salamander NSW 2317
For more information contact Annette Jones: [email protected].


Riverina Fellowship of Australian Writers
1st Sunday of the month, 2 pm
Leeton Library, Leeton NSW 2705
For more information contact David Boyd: [email protected].


Shoalhaven Fellowship of Australian Writers
2nd Saturday of the month, 10 am
Meeting Room, Shoalhaven City Arts Centre, Berry Street, Nowra NSW 2541
For more information contact San-Dee Plachetta: [email protected] or see the website.
PO Box 154, Nowra NSW 2541


Southern Highlands Novelists Group *NEW*
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]

Southern Highlands Fellowship of Australian Writers
3rd Saturday of the month, 1 pm
The Henrietta Rose Room, Library, Bowral NSW 2576
For more information contact Ken Challenor on 02 4883 6765.
PO Box 672, Moss Vale NSW 2577


Stroud Writers Fellowship of Australian Writers
Thursdays fortnightly, 9 am – 12 pm
St John’s Anglican Parish Hall, Cowper Street, Stroud NSW 2425
For more information contact Joan Moase on 02 4994 9233
 or Dianne Foster on 02 4994 5727, or email [email protected].
PO Box 4, Stroud NSW 2425


Warrah Writers
2nd Tuesday of the month, 10 am – 2 pm
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.
Warrah Hall, Willow Tree NSW 2339
For more information contact Paula Stevenson on 02 6545 4140 or [email protected].


Wentworth Writers’ Group (Fiction)
Every second Tuesday 1.15-2.30pm
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.
Blue Mist Café, Wentworth Falls (upstairs)
For more information, please contact Catherine Wilkins: [email protected]

Wollondilly Fellowship of Australian Writers
2nd Sunday of the month (except May), 1pm onwards 
Tahmoor Community Centre, Tahmoor NSW 2573
For more information contact Narelle Noppert on 0438 678 689 or [email protected]
Find them on Facebook


Fridays weekly, 12.30 – 3.30 pm
Pottsville Beach Neighbourhood Centre, 12 Elizabeth St, Pottsville NSW 2489
Presentation and critique (if wanted) of members’ work and timed and other exercises.
For more information contact the facilitator, Cheryl Brown: [email protected].


Writers of the Far South Coast
3rd Saturday of the month, 10am
Club Sapphire, Merimbula NSW
Phone and leave voicemail (02) 6448 9948
Email [email protected]
Visit online at
PO Box 291, Merimbula NSW 2548


Wyong Writers
4th Saturday, 1.30 pm
Function Room, Wyong RSL, Wyong NSW 2259
For more information contact Mei Ling Venning (President) on 02 4333 7489 or 
Margaret Young on 02 4390 3727.


Interstate writers’ groups

Canberra Speculative Fiction Guild
3rd Wednesday of the month, 7.30 pm
Writers’ Centre, Gorman House, Ainslie Ave, Braddon ACT 2612
Monthly members’ meetings at which we discuss the business of the association and conduct informal workshops by members and guest speakers on the craft and business of creating speculative fiction. A novel writing group and critiquing groups for short stories and novels also meet regularly. The group includes writers from the Southern Highlands and the South Coast.
For more information email [email protected].
Open to new members


Society of Women Writers, Tasmania
1st Monday of the month (except January)
Community Development Division North, cnr St John and Cameron St, Launceston TAS 7250
For more information call 03 6362 3850, email [email protected] or see the website.


Online writers’ groups

Literature Connections
Writing literary fiction? Isolated by location or circumstances? Short of colleagues to discuss writing with – its processes, boredoms, excitements, business? Available writers’ groups not on your wavelength?
LC is an Australia-wide online group for literary fiction writers published or working towards publication. Contact is primarily by group email. Writers in the same location may wish to meet. Skype as desired. Discussion about writing, workshopping, critique, support.
For more information email [email protected].

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