Welcome to PORT WRITERS INC. a community writing group founded in December 2014
located in PORT MACQUARIE on the Mid North Coast of NSW.


When do we meet and what do we do?

We meet on the 4th Saturday of every month (except November and December) at the Rotary Community Hall, Hastings River Drive, Port Macquarie
We also meet for a writing coffee and chat session on the second Wednesday of each month at at the Sea Acres Rainforest Café, Pacific Drive, Port Macquarie
See our Gatherings page for details on what happens at our meetings.
We hold an annual Writing Competition.

We welcome visitors and new members. See our Membership page for further details.


Our Mission Statement

We aim to provide a comfortable, supportive and cooperative environment. At Port Writers, members are encouraged to share and practise their writing. Writers are supported to improve their literary knowledge and increase their realm of literary experience.


Our Aims and Objectives

  • Encourage writers and those interested in writing to join Port Writers Inc.
  • Support the membership on their individual journeys.
  • Provide a comfortable environment catering for individual needs including those with a disability.
  • Provide presentations that are relevant and meaningful.
  • Include the membership in all important decision making and changes; notifying the public of the endeavours of Port Writers through regular publicity.


Our Patrons

We are honoured to have talented writers Bessie Jennings and Laurie Barber as our patrons





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2 days ago

Join Port Writers Inc member, Rita Spencer for a fabulous workshop on writing family history and memoir at the Port Macquarie Hastings Library Service. Tuesday 7 May at 10.30. am. RSVP to the Library ... See more

1 week ago
BOOK FACE Port Macquarie

Come down to BOOK FACE Port Macquarie this Saturday 13 April at 10.00 am where Port Writers Inc member, Wendy Haynes will be signing her newly published picture book, 'Hayden's Bedtime'

On Saturday the 13th, local children's book author Wendy Hayes will be joining us in the store to promote her brand new picture book 'Hayden's Bedtime'.
Wendy will be here from 10am to 12pm, so make ... See more

3 weeks ago
Glasshouse Port Macquarie

Come and listen to what your local writers are creating THIS Friday (29 March at 12.30 pm) at the Glasshouse Port Macquarie

Port Writers Inc presentation at the Glasshouse, this Friday 29 March at 12.30pm will include works from 8 author members, read by themselves. Stories and poems range from historical vignettes ... See more

1 month ago

We meet for a Coffee and Chat at Sea Acres Rainforest Centre 10.00 - 11.00 am on Wednesday 13 March - come and join us for some writerly discussion!

1 month ago
BOOK FACE Port Macquarie

Look how well our member, Hayley Lawrence has done with her YA novel. Congratulations Hayley. A signed copy of her book 'Inside the Tiger' is available from BOOK FACE Port Macquarie

The CBCA longlist was announced last night and the amazing local Author Hayley Lawrence's book INSIDE THE TIGER has placed in the NOTABLES list of books of the year for older readers. We have a very ... See more

1 month ago
Our Fourth Birthday

Port Writers Inc celebrated our 4th birthday with some literary fun and a play written and performed by some of our members .... and cake!

1 month ago

Birthday Celebrations today at our February gathering
23 February at the Rotary Community Hall, Hastings River Drive, Port Macquarie.
We're coming dressed as our favourite literary characters and ... See more

2 months ago
News and Updates

Courses and more

2 months ago

Just putting it out there !

2 months ago

Does anyone else love exploring the opening sentence of a book?
Here's one to think about.
“It was a queer, sultry summer, the summer they electrocuted the Rosenbergs, and I didn’t know what I ... See more

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