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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 a your success. A writing group can provide motivation, ideas, critique and feedback, as well as help you to develop your craft and keep up to date with industry news. SA Writers Centre currently hosts more than 40 writers groups across South Australia.

Contact the group directly, should you have any enquiries or wish to join.

Sign your group up here.



Adelaide Writers’ Group

SA Writers Centre | 3rd Thursday of every month, 6.30pm - 8.30pm

Group Genre: General,

This group is a workshopping opportunity for mainly Creative Writing Graduates working on their first novel-length work. Members share an extract of their work each month for feedback and critique.

| [email protected]

Creatability Poetry Group

SA Writers Centre | 2nd Tuesday of the month, 11am -12.30pm

Group Genre: General,

Writing group for women with Disabilities. They discuss writing, particularly poetry, and read their work to other members. Bring your ideas, your creativity and your sense of humour!

0418 806 490 |

Crime Writers SA

SA Writers Centre | 1st Sunday of the month 10.30am -12.30pm

Group Genre: Crime,

Crime Writers SA is a group for all South Australian based writers of crime fiction. They hold monthly meetings where they discuss everything from works in progress, comparison and analysis of various authors’ techniques and styles, research tips and occasional guest speakers on topics like forensics and police procedures. Their goal is to become the public face of crime writing in SA and, as the group evolves, they hope it will become a place where people who enjoy the genre and understand how it works will be able to inspire and support each other through the entire writing process.


$25 per year (new and prospective members can attend two meetings before payment)

0447 198 813 | [email protected]


SA Writers Centre |

Group Genre: Children's,

A support group for published children’s book writers and illustrators only. You can visit the group’s webpage here.

0407616307 | More information here | [email protected]

Mutant Stepchildren

SA Writers Centre | 2nd Sunday of every month

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 Keep reading…

8258 9162
 | [email protected]

SA Romance Authors (SARA)

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

Group Genre: General, Romance,

Group does not meet December and January.

08 8390 1537
 | More information here |

The Society of Editors (SA)

PO Box 2328, Kent Town SA 5071 | See website for meeting dates and times

Group Genre: General,

The Society of Editors (SA) promotes contact between members, and the exchange of ideas and information on professional matters. It also helps to establish and maintain high standards of editing and publishing through its meetings and newsletters, and through liaison with related organisations.

| More information here | [email protected]

City Writers Group

SA Writers Centre, Level 2, 187 Rundle St, Adelaide
 | General meeting on every 4th Thursday 10.15 a.m

Group Genre: General,

8333 1434 | [email protected]

Dudley Writers’ Group

Penneshaw Health Centre, Kangaroo Island
 | 3rd Sunday of the month

Group Genre: General,

| 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 | [email protected]

Rocky River ‘Riters

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

Group Genre: General,

Meets: every 2nd Friday at Gladstone and every 4th Wednesday at Crystal Brook

08 86362829 | [email protected]

SA Timor eNEWS

SAWC, Level 2, 187 Rundle St, Adelaide. | On an ad-hoc basis

Group Genre: General,

SA Timor eNEWS manages an Email List and eNewsletter for News about Timor-Leste; friendship and development work; Events promotion and support; mentoring; skill sharing and capacity building; and the promotion and teaching of Tetum, the Timorese national language. SA Timor eNEWS works with the Australia Timor-Leste Friendship Network and other friendship groups.

0422968531 | [email protected]

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 Library Writers Group

Space 3 Burnside Community Centre | 10am - 12 noon 1st & 3rd Thursday each month

A lively group, promoting respect and
encouragement for writers of all levels.

8366 4167 | [email protected]

Raven’s Writing Desk

Tea Tree Gully LIbrary | Second Wednesday on every month, 4.30 - 6pm

A fun, casual group for young writers wanting to share their love for the craft. The group is open to writers aged 13 – 25, and anyone can join any month; just drop in!
We discuss all forms of writing and writing skills, based on member suggestions.

83977470 | [email protected]

Novelist’s Circle Group

The Box Factory Community Centre, 59 Regent St, Adelaide | 2nd Monday of the month, 6.30pm – 8.30pm

A nurturing environment where novelists (from budding to experienced) can refine their craft, meet like-minded people, and share industry information. Members are expected to submit their work for critiquing on a regular basis, and to invest time in critiquing the work of others each month. The group has been running since 2010 and has produced 9 published authors to date. We are friendly, and supportive of all fiction genres.

| 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]

[Insert Name] Writers Group

UniSA City West Campus | Every second Wednesday @ 7pm

Group Genre: General,

A group for writers aged roughly 18-35. Writers from all genres are welcome. We meet every second Wednesday in the Adelaide CBD. Tea and biscuits always provided! We are still deliberating on a final name for ourselves, hence <Insert Name>.

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Blackwood Writing Group

Blackwood Church of Christ, cnr Waite St and Shephards Hill Rd | Mondays at 7pm - 10pm

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

After 20 years of being fully active every Monday we have accumulated a lot of knowledge about writing, publishing, the industry and the development of projects regardless of size or subject. The key ingredient to the group is the idea of writing to be published.

We have a focus on Science Fiction and Fantasy, but members also write in areas of Romance, Historical fiction, science articles, war stories and personal journal type writing. The plan is for 3 – 4 writers to read about 2500 words of a current and developing work (short story/novel/poetry/non fiction) and allow the group, usually 6-8 members comment on the pros and cons of the work and even give an immediate emotional response.

Discussion is robust, there are no rules, and there are no fees. New writers need not bring work to read, just come along, make comments and get a general feel for how things work. Great fun is often had by all, and everyone is welcome. Call Rob upon arrival.

0409838100 | [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 almost 30 years.
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.

0448968994 | More information here | [email protected]

Marion Writers Group

Marion Cultural Centre, Diagonal Rd Marion | Wednesdays 10:00

Group Genre: General, Science fiction and fantasy,

The Marion Writer’s Group work towards writing better more entertaining works for the reader. We want the world to read what we write and so have had a most successful book launch of our anthology at a winery.
We meet monthly on the second Wednesday of the month at the Marion library Cultural Centre, Marion. In addition we are meeting on the third Sunday of the month. We submit work by email then meet to deliver our critique. Marion Writers been meeting for ten years.
There is always a little of the writer’s soul in one’s work and our critiques are always respectful and appropriately worded.
There is the social aspect to Marion Writers Inc. as well. On Wednesdays we usually have lunch at the Marion Culture Centre Café after the meeting.

0427 158 341 | [email protected]