Writing Groups – for HWC members only

If you would like to attend one of our writing groups, or host a group in your area, please email Keighley,
HWC Membership Co-ordinator, at kbradford@hunterwriterscentre.org

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HWC Online Writing Group
3rd Wednesday monthly
Host: Julia Brougham
Memior Writing Group (East Maitland)
2nd Thursday of the month

Host: Diana Pearce
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Wickham Writers
2nd Saturday of the month
10:30am to 12:30pm
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Spec Fix

4th Saturday of the month – currently online
1:30 – 4:30pm

Spec Fic: sci-fi, fantasy, dystopian fiction, horror, paranormal and all the forms that present ‘alternative’ worlds to reality.

Host: Erin Munzenberger

Diana Pearce - 2021 workshop tutor
East Maitland Poetry Group
2nd Saturday of the month
Host: Diana Pearce
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West Lake Writers Group
2nd Saturday of the month
Host: Graham Davidson
Newcastle Poetry Group
Newcastle Poetry Group
 Saturdays, once a month
Currently Full
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Diverse Universe 
– Spec Fic group online –

Our writers group aims to provide an inclusive virtual space for authors writing speculative fiction (sci-fi, fantasy, dystopia, horror, etc.) to share our works-in-progress. We are an inclusive, accessible group accepting writers (and their fictional characters!) of diverse backgrounds and experiences.

Speculative fiction is writing open to possibility, asking readers to imagine worlds that do not (yet?) exist and inviting reflection on some of the best and worst aspects of our own societies. Other genres that we welcome include crime, mystery, romance, historical – as long as there’s some engagement with the other-worldly.

2nd Wednesday of the month

Katrina Mckelvey,Children's author
Writing for Children
Currently Full
Group Facilitator: Katrina McKelvey
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Creative Writing Group – Merewether
Currently Full