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All SA writers’ groups

Ad Astra

Type:
Science Fiction and Fantasy
When:
3rd Saturday
Address:
SA Writers’ Centre, Level 2, 187 Rundle St, Adelaide
Contact:
Katherine Phelps
Email:
muse@glasswings.com.au
Web:
www.adastra-au.org

Speculative fiction writers assess each other’s works and participate in skills development workshops.


Association of Chinese Writers

Type:
Multicultural
Contact:
Alexander Chang
Phone:
0402 812 814
Email:
southland3535@yahoo.com.au

Australian Writers’ Guild

Type:
General
Address:
SA Writers’ Centre, 187 Rundle Street, Adelaide SA 5000
Contact:
Miriam Katsambis
Phone:
+61 (8) 8232 6852
Email:
sa@awg.com.au
Web:
http://www.awg.com.au/

If you are serious about becoming a writer it is essential that you join the Australian Writers’ Guild – to increase your bargaining power and to give you access to industry information as well as a wide range of services. Put simply, membership of the AWG is the best investment you can make in your career. The AWG is the professional association for all performance writers, that is, writers for film, television, radio, theatre, video and new media. The AWG was established in 1962 and is recognised throughout the industry in Australia as being the voice of performance writers.


Barossa Writers Inc.

Type:
General
When:
Second Wednesday of each month
Address:
Williamstown
Contact:
Margaret Crohn
Phone:
8523 2859
Email:
paulmarg@chariot.net.au

Catherine House Inc.

Type:
General
Address:
PO Box 6031 Halifax Street, Adelaide SA 5000
Contact:
Reception
Phone:
+61 (8) 8232 2282
Email:
reception@catherinehouse.org.au
Web:
http://www.catherinehouse.org.au/

Catherine House Inc. provides supported accommodation to women over 21, unaccompanied by children, who are homeless. Staff work with clients in a holistic way, to deliver a wide range of programs and services according to need. This vital work includes having an innovative on-site Vocational Education and Development Centre called Sagarmatha which is dedicated to ‘educating women out of homelessness’. Research is an integral part of the work of Catherine House. We place a high value on initiating, and participating in, relevant research studies.


Copper Triangle Writers’ Group

Type:
General
When:
First Tuesday of each month
Address:
Wattle Grove Cottage, Moonta
Contact:
Pam Farley
Phone:
08 8825 3051
Email:
750monster@gmail.com

Critical Mass

Type:
Science Fiction and Fantasy
Address:
SA Writers’ Centre, Level 2, 187 Rundle St, Adelaide
Contact:
Jeff Harris
Phone:
8226 3276
Email:
jlharris@senet.com.au

Friendly Street Poets

Type:
Poetry
When:
Monthly reading held first Tuesday of each month (except January) 7:00pm-10:30pm
Address:
SA Writers’ Centre, 2nd Floor, 187 Rundle Street, Adelaide SA 5000
Contact:
Gaetano Aiello
Email:
poetry@friendlystreetpoets.org.au
Web:
http://friendlystreetpoets.org.au/

Friendly Street is Australia’s longest running community open-poetry reading venue. Started in 1975 by Andrew Taylor, Richard Tipping and Ian Reid. Friendly Street was Adelaide’s first regular, open-to-all poetry reading. It has since achieved local and national recognition for its dedication to the nurturing, support and promotion of poetry. It has achieved this through the regular monthly readings and, importantly, through its initially self-funded, then State assisted, publications. The earliest and most important of these was the Friendly Street Reader, incorporating the best of the previous years readings. Other publications include the New Poets series and over 25 collections of individual poets. Over the years, Friendly Street has provided a platform for new and emerging poets and a venue for more established writers to nurture their artistic growth. It secures prize money for two statewide annual poetry competitions. Some of the established poets who have strutted their stuff at Friendly Street include John Bray, Jenny Boult, Louise Crisp, Steve Evans, Peter Goldsworthy, Jeff Guess, Rory Harris, Jeri Kroll, Mike Ladd, Kate Llewellyn, Jan Owen, Neil Paech, Graham Rowlands and Richard Tipping. The secret of Friendly Street’s longevity and success? Perhaps it is that Friendly Street remains true to its original vision. And above all, it remains a place where poets of all kinds can come together, and where poetry lives and breathes in its oldest form – the spoken word.


Greenacres Writers’ Group

Type:
General
When:
Fortnightly
Address:
Greenacres Library
Contact:
Council Office
Phone:
8266 1783

Independent Scholars Association of Australia Inc.

Type:
Scholarly
Address:
SA Writers’ Centre, Level 2, 187 Rundle St, Adelaide
Contact:
Virginia Kenny
Phone:
8344 7810 or 0415 052 174
Email:
virginia@virginiakenny.com
Web:
www.isaa.org.au

The Independent Scholars Association of Australia Inc is a network of scholars pursuing interests in the broad streams of the humanities and sciences. Their work is produced in a variety of forms including book and journal publications, films and documentaries, script writing and journalism. As an association ISAA has no political affiliations but seeks to encourage all who, independently of institutions, offer well-founded studies of society, in the humanities and the sciences, or ideas of cultural significance. Scholarship and enthusiasm need to be supported, particularly at a time when governments, and therefore government-funded institutions, tend to regard scholarship as an economic commodity rather than the fabric of civilisation. ISAA welcomes new members.


Kensington & Norwood Writers

Type:
General
When:
2nd and 4th Wednesdays, 7-10pm
Address:
Don Pyatt room at the Norwood Town Hall, Cnr of The Parade and George St NORWOOD SA.
Contact:
Deborah Wise
Phone:
8431 5256
Web:
www.norwoodwriters.com

Aims – to provide opportunities for extending writing skills within the community stimulate beginning writers to write more and to experiment with different forms – increase awareness of a range of genres for writers – develop a range of writing techniques for the various genres – give information about opportunities for writers – equip writers with techniques for successful presentation of work – foster an appreciation of local writers


Literature Writers Workshop Group

Type:
General
When:
Friday Fortnightly, 1-3pm
Address:
University of the Third Age Inc. 186 Pulteney Street, Adelaide, 5000
Contact:
Lynette Arden
Phone:
8359 3307
Web:
www.adelaideu3a.mx.com.au

New writers are welcome and no experience is required. Participants read and discuss their work in various genres. Non-compulsory homework will be set and the meetings include workshops and the occasional guest speaker.


Middleton Writers

Type:
General
When:
Tuesdays, 11am-2pm
Contact:
Julie Cahill
Phone:
8552 8585

Monday Goodwood Group

Type:
General
When:
Mondays each fortnight. 10.30am.
Address:
Goodwood Library
Contact:
Ruth Powley
Phone:
8372 5100
Email:
rpowley@unley.sa.gov.au

The aim and philosophy is to create a safe environment to encourage writing of all kinds. Writers of all skill levels and interests are welcome. At each meeting members are invited to contribute pieces of work by reading them out or providing copies to be read. Constructive criticism, if requested, is offered. Very relaxed, informal and enjoyable. This group is not accepting new members at this time.


Multicultural Writers Association of Australia (MWAA)

Type:
Multicultural
When:
First Saturday of the month at 3pm
Address:
SA Writers’ Centre, Level 2, 187 Rundle St, Adelaide
Contact:
Vanessa Balnaves
Phone:
0413 127 211
Email:
vbalnaves@hotmail.com

Paddocks Community House Writers’ Group

Type:
General
When:
Every Wednesday, 12.30 to 2.30pm
Address:
Paddocks Community House, Para Hills
Contact:
Paddocks Community House
Phone:
8258 8099

Poetry Group

Type:
Poetry
When:
Every 4th Sunday, 2-4pm
Address:
‘Mostly Books’, 119 Belair Road, Torrens Park
Contact:
Jacqueline Cookes
Phone:
8373 5190

Reynella Writers

Type:
General
When:
Fortnightly on Friday afternoons
Address:
Reynella Neighbourhood Centre
Contact:
Eileen Taylor or Reynella Neighbourhood Centre
Phone:
8381 4834 or 8322 3591

Rocky River ‘Rriters

Type:
General
When:
Second Friday each month
Address:
Alternates between Gladstone and Crystal Brook
Contact:
Pat Schulz
Phone:
8636 2657
Email:
cherryhowarth@yahoo.com.au

SA Film

Type:
Theatre
Address:
South Australian Film Corporation, 3 Butler Drive, Hendon Common, HENDON SA 5014
Contact:
Terrence Doyle
Phone:
+61 (8) 8348 9300
Email:
safilm@safilm.com.au
Web:
http://www.safilm.com.au

The South Australian Film Corporation (SAFC) is a statutory body established under the 1972 South Australian Film Corporation Act. The SAFC has a Board of Directors, which is appointed by the State government and reports to the Minister for the Arts.


SA Romance Authors (SARA)

Type:
General
When:
7pm third Wednesday of each month (except December and January)
Address:
SA Writers’ Centre, Level 2, 187 Rundle St, Adelaide SA 5000
Contact:
Trish Morey
Phone:
08 8390 1537

Seaside Writers

Type:
General
When:
First and third Mondays, 7-9:30pm
Address:
Holdfast Bay Community Centre
Contact:
John Trewartha
Phone:
8296 3511

Seaview Press Pty Ltd

Type:
General
Address:
20 Antigua Grove, (PO Box 7339), West Lakes SA 5021
Contact:
Susan Rintoul
Phone:
+61 (8) 8242 0666
Email:
seaview@seaviewpress.com.au
Web:
http://www.seaviewpress.com.au/

Seaview Press Australian book publishers prepare and produce books in Australia, New Zealand and around the world. Offering affordable self publishing services for Australian & New Zealand writers, we have produced more than 450 titles for sale. Our book publishing service offers free quotes to self publishers and promotes your publication in various forms. If you are a self publisher, view the full details of our book publishing service on our services page. Other book publishing services available at Seaview Press include editing and indexing. Additionally, we provide details of the self publishing process, prices, and list our books for sale. For a free quote on any of our publishing services, contact us today.


South Australian Writers’ Theatre

Type:
Theatre
When:
Third Wednesday of each month. 7pm
Address:
SA Writers’ Centre, Level 2, 187 Rundle St, Adelaide
Contact:
Brian Fox
Phone:
8358 4186
Email:
sawtinc@yahoo.com.au

Southern Writers

Type:
General
Address:
Womans Health Village, Kelly Drive, Christies Beach
Contact:
Terry Boes
Phone:
8386 0247

Starship Mawson

Type:
Science Fiction and Fantasy
When:
Meeting dates and times available on the Starship Mawson website
Address:
SA Writers’ Centre, Level 2, 187 Rundle Street, Adelaide SA 5000
Contact:
Stuart Blair
Phone:
0431 262 257
Email:
co_mawson@yahoo.com.au
Web:
http://www.starshipmawson.com

The USS Mawson, NCC-74918, is a chapter of the International Federation of Trekkers, this fan organization is based on the iconic show created by Gene Roddenberry over 40 years ago. The USS Mawson is a meeting and correspondence chapter within what is referred to as GEO 51 by IFT. The Mawson has crew from all over Australasia and other parts of the world and we welcome all new members. Our aim is to have fun in the company of like-minded people who enjoy the imaginative and exciting world of Sci Fi and Fantasy. Members of the USS Mawson participate in meetings, either in person or on-line and by postings on our Yahoo site, club events, taking exams at the Mawson Institute of Learning and Knowledge (MILK) and Conventions. The USS Mawson was first established in January 2006 by our current CO Stuart Blair and officially launched as a Starship on 21st April 2007 by ‘Admiral William Ross’ (actor Barry Jenner, DS9).


Tarot Guild of Australia

Type:
General
When:
2pm – 4pm on the first Sunday of every second month (January, March, May, July, etc.)
Address:
SA Writers’ Centre, 187 Rundle Street, Adelaide SA 5000
Contact:
Elizabeth Wheldrake
Phone:
0416 075787
Email:
ewheldrake@chariot.net.au
Web:
http://www.tarotguild.org.au/

The Guild was formed in 1992 by a committed group of Tarot practitioners and educators including Anne Shotter and Evelynne Joffe. The primary aim of the Guild is to raise public interest and awareness of the Tarot, to promote the study of the Tarot, to maintain ethical standards in the practice of reading Tarot via professional certification and to provide a network for further education and sharing information amongst members. In 1997 the Guild organised the first ever international Tarot conference in Melbourne. Guest presenters and workshop leaders included Rachel Pollack, Mary Greer, Ed Buryn and James Wanless from the United States, Caitlin Matthews from the UK, as well as local Taroistes, Anne Shotter, Evelynne Joffe, Matthew Favaloro and Paul Fenton-Smith. Recordings of sessions at that conference are available on CD from the Tarot Guild Shop. In 2005 Charles Geering from Sydney joined the committee as the first member outside Victoria. In 2007 Nicolette Neish from Brisbane and Tania Yorgey from Tasmania became the next committee members to hail from outside Victoria. Tarot Guild activities are held regularly in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane, with occasional workshops or seminars in other centres.


Tea Tree Gully Writers

Type:
General
When:
1st and 3rd Thursday, 2-4:15pm
Address:
Meet in libary complex. Tea Tree Gully Community Learning Centre
Contact:
Maureen Mitson
Phone:
8264 2652

The Henley Scribblers

Type:
General
When:
Every second Monday, 9.30-11.30am
Address:
Henley Community Centre
Contact:
Lettie Banfield or Angie Robertson
Phone:
Lettie on 8356 7812 or Angie on 8353 1517

The Paddocks Neighbourhood House Writing Group

Type:
General
When:
Every Wednesday 12.30-2pm
Address:
Corner of Bridge Road and Kesters Road, Para Hills
Contact:
Brenda Gardner
Phone:
8265 0232

The Society of Editors (SA)

Type:
General
When:
See website for meeting dates and times
Address:
PO Box 2328, Kent Town SA 5071
Contact:
Rosemary Luke
Phone:
+61 (8) 8232 3994
Email:
eds@editors-sa.org.au
Web:
http://www.editors-sa.org.au

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.


The Society of Women Writers SA Inc

Type:
General
When:
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The Society of Women Writers SA Inc.

Type:
Women Writers
When:
Every second Wednesday
Address:
SA Writers’ Centre, Level 2, 187 Rundle St, Adelaide
Contact:
Ethel Shippen
Phone:
8260 1240

Thursday Goodwood Group

Type:
General
When:
Thursdays each fortnight. 10am.
Address:
Goodwood Library
Contact:
Ruth Powley
Phone:
8372 5100
Email:
rpowley@unley.sa.gov.au

The aim and philosophy is to create a safe environment to encourage writing of all kinds. Writers of all skill levels and interests are welcome. At each meeting members are invited to contribute pieces of work by reading them out or providing copies to be read. Constructive criticism, if requested, is offered. Very relaxed, informal and enjoyable.


Unley Civic Group

Type:
General
When:
Thursdays each fortnight. 6pm.
Address:
Unley Civic Library
Contact:
Ruth Powley
Phone:
8372 5100
Email:
rpowley@unley.sa.gov.au

The aim and philosophy is to create a safe environment to encourage writing of all kinds. Writers of all skill levels and interests are welcome. At each meeting members are invited to contribute pieces of work by reading them out or providing copies to be read. Constructive criticism, if requested, is offered. Very relaxed, informal and enjoyable.


Unley Young Writers’ Group

Type:
Young Writers
When:
last Thursday of the month from 5.30pm – 7.30pm
Address:
Unley Library, Oxford Tce, Unley,
Contact:
The City of Unley
Phone:
(08) 8372 5111
Email:
srobinson@unley.sa.gov.au
Web:
www.unley.sa.gov.au.

Join the writers’ group for young people, 12 – 25 years. All styles of writing – poetry, short stories, plays, zines, graphic novels, sci-fi & more. Share your writing & listen to other passionate young writers. Create your own zines, get published, meet special guest writers & take the monthly writing challenge.


Upper Torrens Writers’ Group

Type:
General
Address:
Birdwood
Contact:
Edgar Castle
Phone:
8568 2521

Woodcroft Writers

Type:
General
When:
Every Tuesday, 12:30pm (during school term)
Address:
Woodcroft Neighbourhood Centre, 175 Bains Road, Morphett Vale
Contact:
Eileen White
Phone:
8384 0070

Write into Print

Type:
General
When:
Every Friday 11am to 1pm
Address:
Junction Community Centre, 2a May Terrace, Ottoway
Contact:
June Leggett
Phone:
83411334
Email:
admin@junctioncommunity.org.au

Experienced writers meet together every Friday to discuss ideas and share their work. $2 each session.


Writers of the New Millenium

Type:
General
When:
2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month, 2-4pm
Address:
967 South Road, Melrose Park, 5039
Contact:
Allan Jones
Phone:
8298 1147
Email:
twogoofs77@hotmail.com

Writing Right

Type:
General
When:
3rd Friday of the month 6:30pm and 1st Saturday of the month 2pm
Address:
SAWC, Level 2, 187 Rundle Street, Adelaide and 12 Sandford Street Kensington Gardens
Contact:
Diane Beer
Phone:
8332 6085
Email:
dyoz@ozemail.com.au

Writing Right also publishes a monthy newsletter.


Writing for Pleasure

Type:
Older Writers
When:
Every Thursday, 10:30am – 12.20pm
Address:
Salisbury East High School
Contact:
Gwenda Cussek
Phone:
8252 8048
Email:
pg00640@bigpond.com

Yorke Peninsula Writers Group

Type:
General
When:
3rd Thursday of the month, 10:am
Address:
The Old Baptist Church located behind the rest centre in Minlaton
Contact:
Susanne Richards
Phone:
0427 547 005
Email:
ypwritersgroup@yahoo.com.au
Web:
http://www.au.geocities.com/ypwritersgroup

The Yorke Peninsula Writers Group aims to encourage fellow members and assist them in developing their writing skills. Members are encouraged to contribute to an annual book/booklet which the group publishes as a joint exercise.


Yours Queerly

Type:
Women Writers
When:
2nd Thursday of the month, 7-9pm
Address:
SA Writers’ Centre, Level 2, 187 Rundle St, Adelaide
Contact:
Carole or Sally
Phone:
0417 814 047 or 8370 0365
Email:
csc56449@bigpond.net.au

We are a supportive and friendly writers group for women who identify as queer. We write about all sorts of things with all levels of skill and seriousness. We’d love for you to join us as we share our writing, learn about all things writerly and try our hand at new techniques.