Writers’ Groups & Events
A new writing group, meeting on the third Wednesday of the month from 5.45-7.45pm at Library & Archives NT. Perfect for those who need a quiet space to work, without distractions, in the company of like-minded people. No registrations required, but contact email@example.com with any queries.
WRITE NOW: Darwin
This group has recently restarted with gusto! A friendly meetup of authors (usually at Ray’s cafe) with a focus on getting words onto the page whilst having a coffee and a chat, you can contact them or find out more on Facebook.
Black Lines is a new monthly meet up for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander writers who just need a safe, quiet and encouraging environment they can go to once a month to work on their writing without the distractions of everyday life disrupting their flow of creativity.
Black Lines took place on the third Saturday of each month at Browns Mart Theatre from 10am to 1pm across 2020. Stay tuned for 2021 details.
Darwin: Poetry and Coffee Mornings
Meet some fellow poetry lovers to share your favourite works, or some work of your own. It’s held the third Thursday of every month, 10am – 11am. Just turn up and enjoy a coffee in poetic company! Held at Eva’s Cafe in the Botanic Gardens with appropriate social distancing. No need to register, just turn up.
Wild Words: Darwin
A monthly event to allow writers to trial some spoken word in front of a friendly audience. It happens the last Thursday of every month at Happy Yess (in Browns Mart) from 7pm to 9pm. Entry is $5, but FREE for performers. Follow Wild Words on Facebook to find out the monthly theme and more!
Poetry Speakeasy Night
Held once a month on a Saturday night at Dom’s Bar & Lounge, this is Darwin’s newest poetry slam/spoken word night. Poets, writers and storytellers can share their work in a welcoming atmosphere or even just read the works of others in front of an appreciative audience. Visit Dom’s Bar Facebook page for monthly dates and times.
Darwin Children’s Authors and Illustrators
This is a group for people interested in writing and illustrating books for children. Find them on Facebook
Self-published Authors of Darwin
This group is for self-published writers of any genre, whether online or in print form, that live in Darwin and the wider NT. The aim is to provide a platform for networking, sharing of ideas, feedback, get togethers & creating a community space for all. Find them on Facebook
POW – Palmerston’s Own Writers
Meetings are held on the first Wednesday of the month at the Member for Brennan’s Community Room, Palmerston Shopping Centre at 5.30pm. For more information contact Sandra Parker on 0427 451949 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Coconut Grove Writers’ Group: You Write Mate?
Formerly Malak Writers’ Group now taking place at the Community Arts Centre in Coconut Grove. Come along for a night of fun, creativity and getting words down on paper. Monthly meetings. Find them on Facebook
KROW – Katherine Region of Writers
Meetings are held at the Katherine Public Library Tea Room, 10am to 12noon every second Saturday of the month. For further details, please contact email@example.com
Tennant Creek Writers
Active and now meeting on ZOOM! Regular meetings. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Alice Springs Writers Group, meeting at the Alice Springs Library, Thursday 7-8.30pm on listed dates. These free sessions are facilitated and provide guided self exploration, with positive and encouraging feedback based on what worked or what evoked reaction from the group. Contact email@example.com for more info about 2021 dates.
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Please note the details of these groups change from time to time. While we do our best to keep our lists updated, we cannot be held liable for information that is incorrect.