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PORT WRITERS

 

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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6 hours ago
Artwalk Port Macquarie

Expressions of Interest are now being received for the ARTWALK 2019 event. Click through here to find out more information https://www.pmhc.nsw.gov.au/Community-Culture/Arts-and-Culture/ArtWalk

1 week ago

Instead of 'books' it could be 'articles', 'daily writing goals', 'blogs', 'short stories' - whatever it is that you write do you sometimes feel a bit like this? Why not come and join us at Port ... See more

2 weeks ago
Wendy

So exciting about this great review.

2 weeks ago
Hunter Writers Centre

For the poets amongst us - a reminder to get your entries in for the Newcastle Poetry Prize. 2 weeks to go.

The Newcastle Poetry Prize accepts both short and long poerms. Enter here: https://hunterwriterscentre.org/newcastle-poetry-prize/ Rachael Mead's selected poem in 2017 was only 45 lines long. This is ... See more

1 month ago
Critiques Make Your Writing Better | Writing Forward

Spent some time at our gathering on Saturday 27 April, discussing Editing and Critiquing. A great session - thank you to all members who contributed in many different ways. Thought this article from ... See more

Accepting critiques isn't easy but it's essential if you want to produce better writing. These tips will explain how to accept critiques graciously.

1 month ago
Port Writers Inc

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

2 months 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

2 months 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

2 months 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

3 months 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!

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