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Writing groups

Whether you’re just starting to write or highly experienced, finding the right network of support can be crucial to your success. A writing group can provide motivation, ideas, critique and feedback, as well as help you develop your craft and keep up to date with industry news.

All the writing groups listed here are open to new members. Please contact the groups directly.

Are you part of a writing group? Get access to our group membership benefits and sign your group up here.


Adelaide Writers’ Group

Cumberland Arms Hotel | 3rd Thursday of every month, 6.30pm - 8.30pm

Group Genre: General,

This group is a workshopping opportunity for emerging and established writers working on fiction of all genres. Members send out an excerpt of what they’re working on (2,000 words and under) the week before and everyone critiques the pieces and brings their written feedback along to discuss at the meetings.

The group doesn’t welcome egotistical or overly critical writers because we’re focused on constructive feedback, encouragement, and mutual support. The meetings are friendly and informal with a few drinks as well.

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Mutant Stepchildren

State Library, North Terrace, Adelaide | 2nd Sunday of each month, 1:00 – 3;30 pm.

Group Genre: Science fiction and fantasy,

The Mutant Stepchildren welcome beginning writers and well-seasoned professionals alike. Their requirement for membership is that you write speculative fiction – which includes science fiction, and fantasy, and other manifestations of fantastic literature.

Keep reading…

8258 9162
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SA Romance Authors (SARA)

SA Writers Centre | 3rd Wednesday of each month, 7pm

Group Genre: General, Romance,

Group does not meet December and January.

All members must also be members of Romance Writers of Australia.

| More information here |

Eyre Writers’ Inc.

Book Bazaar Meeting Room, Napoleon Street, Port Lincoln 5606 | 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month, 1-3pm

Group Genre: General,

Established over 20 years ago Eyre Writers welcomes writers of all levels and all genres. Keep reading…

08 8682 2973 | More information here | [email protected]

Rocky River ‘Riters

Gladstone and Crystal Brook alternate meetings | Every 2nd Friday (Gladstone), every 4th Wednesday (Crystal Brook)

Group Genre: General,

Our meetings are now:

Every Second Friday at Gladstone in the Gilbert White Hall in Fifth Street – 09:40am30

Every 4th Saturday at Gladstone in the Gilbert White Hall in Fifth Street – 10:00am

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Woodcroft Writers

Woodcroft Morphett Vale Neighbourhood Centre | Tuesday during school terms 12.30-2.45

Group Genre: General,

Our group includes writers of poetry, short stories, plays and novels, and members have a range of experiences and goals. Some of us just enjoy writing for fun and self-expression, while others are aiming for publication or have already been published.

The group has an informal structure. We read our writings aloud, talk about writing, publishing, competitions, and anything else we fancy. We also do a fun exercise most weeks to get our creative juices flowing. The main things we have in common are a love of writing and reading, and a desire to have fun!

We are always interested in meeting new writers, both beginners and those with experience, so if you’re interested, please contact us or just come along. the cost is $4 per week, but your first visit is free.

08 8384 0070 | More information here | woodcroft [email protected]

Burnside Writers Group

Glenunga Hub | 10am - 12 noon 1st & 3rd Thursday each month, Feb to November

A lively group, promoting respect and encouragement for experienced and aspiring writers.

We have a membership cap of 15 and at times seek new members. If we are at capacity, we can place you on a waiting list and contact you when a vacancy occurs.

Meetings occur at the Glenunga Hub 10am – 12 noon 1st & 3rd Thursday each month, February to November

Please contact the Co-ordinator, Christine Christopoulos, on 0407 071 250 or at [email protected] for more information.

You might also like to visit our website:

0407 071 250 | More information here | [email protected]

Whyalla Writers’ Group

Whyalla City Library | 6pm to 8pm first Thursday of each month

Group Genre: General,

Our aim is to promote writers and writing in the Whyalla and Upper Spencer Gulf area. We have just published a picture book titled TALES OF CUTTLEFISH JOE (ISBN 978 1 329 90624 2), with words, photographs and illustrations by members of the group. Our aim is to publish further titles in the series to give members the opportunity of seeing their work in print. We are also planning an anthology of works to be published at the end of 2016. We have several members who have had work professionally published and can offer help and assistance to anyone wishing to see their work reach an audience.

86450481 | More information here | [email protected]

Kensington and Norwood Writers’ Group

Don Pyatt Hall, Norwood | 7pm 2nd & 4th Wednesdays of the month

Group Genre: General,

Our vibrant creative writing group has been going for over 30 years, the longest of any in Adelaide.
We meet twice a month, 2nd & 4th Wednesday evenings at 7pm, in the Don Pyatt hall behind the Council offices.
Writers of all genres are welcome to visit and enjoy our meetings.
Our website will tell you more about us.

0432241765 | More information here | [email protected]

Marion Writers Group

Hallett Cove Library, Cove Civic Centre, 1 Ragamuffin Drive, Hallett Cove SA | Wednesdays 10:00am - 12.00pm

Group Genre: Crime, General, Poetry, Science fiction and fantasy,

For budding short-story writers and novelists, Marion Writers’ Inc offers the opportunities for budding writers to learn how to create more realistic and gripping characters with engaging dialogue and exciting plots that will hook in your readers.

Members of Marion Writers’ Inc submit a piece of writing (Maximum of 1,500 words) each month by email. At the meetings, members provide one another positive and constructive feedback usually with a written critique. You will learn basic self-editing techniques and how to redraft your work to ensure your writing continues to improve.

The aims of our group is to provide a safe haven where you can meet other people like yourself, a kindred spirit. They have a passion to write and will support you in your endeavours to complete the story that you want to tell.

Marion Writers’ Inc meets at the Hallett Cove library, located in the Cove Civic Centre, 1 Ragamuffin Drive, Hallett Cove SA on every fourth Wednesday of the month from 10.00 am – 12.00 noon, except in January. The meetings are relaxed, friendly social occasions, with the goal of motivating one another through the entire writing process.

Contact Michael Dwyer

Email:[email protected]

Phone 0427 158 341



0411 401 195 | [email protected]

Authors Once & Again

Plympton Park | quarterly

Group Genre: General,

A group of new and experienced Authors come together in Mastermind to share, write, support and publish.

0407723501 | More information here | [email protected]


Mockingbird Lounge, 63A Broadway, Glenelg South SA | 2nd Saturday of each Month 2-4pm

Casual sessions for all lovers of good writing.  We aim to offer support, advice, criticism and to share writing experiences so we can all learn from each other.

No specific genre at this stage although we would prefer writers who have a reasonable amount of experience and are serious about being published.

0425830541 or 0434305492 | More information here | [email protected]

Ad Astra

Read E-book, Rundle Mall | Third Saturday of the month

Group Genre: Science fiction and fantasy,

A self-help group for writers of speculative fiction and fantasy, Ad Astra is aimed at getting its members published. Our main activity is the critiquing of pieces submitted by two of our members each month. To provide sufficient opportunity for members to receive feedback on their work, our membership is limited to 12 at any one time.
Membership is free but we do ask members to commit to their writer development by attending (including a 10-minute writing exercise), providing apologies in advance, setting a personal goal each month, and taking turns as the monthly moderator or minute-taker.
Please e-mail us re: membership availability and the application process. As our e-mail address is checked only about once a month, we apologise for any delay in responding.

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Crime Writers of SA

State Library of SA, North Tce, Adelaide | First Sunday of the month, 1030 to 1230

Group Genre: Crime,

We are a group of writers who enjoy crime fiction, in short stories, novel and script. We meet monthly to share and critique each others’ work and inspire and encourage each other. Some of us are published authors. We welcome any enquiries.

0447198813 | More information here | [email protected]

Fleurieu Writers

To be advised | To be advised

Group Genre: General,

This group has not yet been formed. If interested participants would like to contact me we can explore our options together. The proposed location is somewhere near Port Willunga, Aldinga or Willunga.

0418979498 | More information here | [email protected]

Migrant Voice: Migrant Image

We meet at a Café in Adelaide | Monthly

Group Genre: General,

You are invited to join a local migrant writing group ‘Migrant Voice: Migrant Image’ which meets monthly at a local cafe.
Migrants or refugees bring several paragraphs or a piece they have written, and are assisted with constructive comment.
The present group includes people from South Africa, Italy, the Ukraine and UK.

Please ring to enquire
Diana 0415 052 174/Catherine 0420 350 015

0415052174 | [email protected]

Playford Writers Group

Elizabeth Civic Centre Library | 5.30pm

Group Genre: General,

Our group has a supportive and inclusive nature, where everyone is welcome. We work based on member direction, moving between workshops, author talks, think tanks and discussions. Come along to a meeting or email Sarah at [email protected] for more information.

82560333 | More information here | [email protected]

Adelaide Hills Writers’ Group

Mount Barker | 3rd Mon of month, 9.30-12pm, 4th Thurs 6-8pm

Group Genre: Children's, Crime, General, Poetry, Romance, Science fiction and fantasy, Thriller,

A local group for new and established writers in the Adelaide Hills. New members welcome. See website for meeting details and venues.

0411580655 | More information here | [email protected]

Barossa Writers

Lyndoch Library | 10am to 12 noon on the second Wednesday of each month

We are a small group of writers, keen to practice and improve our writing in various styles over all genres.
The group has been running, under various names, for around 40 years, and published several anthologies.
Current members have published and won awards for poetry, short stories, book reviews, family history and memoir.

We meet monthly to share our writing and take turns to lead the session and run a mini-workshop designed to broaden and hone our writing skills.

We welcome new members with an interest in writing who are keen to learn and share together.

08 85232859 | [email protected]