Writers’ Groups & Events


Gardens Writing Group

A new writing group has started up and is meeting on the first Sunday of the month from 8.30am at Eva’s Cafe in the George Brown Darwin Botanic Gardens. Contact Cindy with any queries.


Black Lines

Black Lines is a 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.B lack Lines took place on the third Saturday of each month at Browns Mart Theatre from 10am to 1pm across 2020. Stay tuned for 2022 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 Sunday of every month at Lucky Bat Cafe & Pizzeria Nightcliff from 4:30-6:30pm. Entry is FREE. Follow Wild Words on Facebook or contact Shaun Green at prefabric8@gmail.com 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 and 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 sandra@parkershouse.net

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 krowmembers@gmail.com


Tennant Creek Writers

Active and now meeting on ZOOM! Regular meetings. Contact: geoffrey.r.evans@bigpond.com


Group Text

A informal writing group taking place at Watch This Space. More info about 2022 dates and times coming soon.

Hold a writers’ group that you would like to list? Email us!

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.