Writing for Children


Children’s Book Writers
Tuesdays fortnightly, 7:30-9:30pm; NSW Writers’ Centre
This group provides a forum for critiques, discussion and brainstorming of members’ work, providing a sounding board for ideas. We cover a diverse range of children’s and YA fiction genres.
Contact Katie Quick at [email protected]
Closed to new members 


Down the Rabbit Hole 
1st Saturday of the month, 1:00-3:00pm; NSW Writers’ Centre
We give encouragement and feedback to our members in this junior/middle grade/YA group.
Contact Georgina Gye at [email protected]
Closed to new members 


Monday Night Children’s Writers
1st and 3rd Monday of the month, 7.30-9.30pm; NSW Writers’ Centre
We are a serious, experienced and supportive critiquing and workshopping group, covering the spectrum of children’s and YA writing. Many of us have achieved publication and continue to do so.
Contact Marian McGuinness on 0412 418 863 or email [email protected]
Currently closed to new members


Picture This
2nd Monday of the month, 7.30-9.30 pm; NSW Writers’ Centre
Picture This is a group of aspiring and published children’s picture book writers. We get together to inspire and encourage one another by giving constructive feedback on each other’s manuscripts. It’s a support and critique group for all those interested in breaking into the picture book industry.
Contact: For more information contact the convenor, Ramona Davey: [email protected]
Currently closed to new members


Tuesday Night Writing for Children
Tuesdays fortnightly, 7:30-9:30pm; NSW Writers’ Centre
We aim to improve our skills in writing for children. We bring work ranging across picture books, chapter books, middle school and YA for critiquing.
Contact Richard Brookton on 0416 369 840 or [email protected]
Membership by enquiry

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