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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4 days ago

My friend Kim Hodges will be at Kempsey library next week giving a workshop on memoir writing.

5 days ago
Wendy Haynes Author

Here's a wonderful testimonial from Jody Carey about Hayden's Bedtime.

'Hayden's Bedtime was meant to be a gift for my nephew in the US, but he prefers that I read it to him via video chat. Once a ... See more

1 week ago

Some exciting news via an email today.

Dear applicant,

I am pleased to inform you that your submission to the International Marketplace Catalogue has been successful.

What this means is that I ... See more

2 weeks ago
Members' Books - Port Writers Inc.

Our members love to write. Some have published books

BOOKS FOR SALE Wendy Haynes – Hayden’s Bedtime Illustrated by Brett Curzon For children aged three to six years published by Inprint Publishing HB RRP ISBN: 9780987643506 Hayden begs his dad to ... See more

2 weeks ago

Have a good week everyone - keep all illness at bay 😛

1 month 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 month 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

1 month ago

So exciting about this great review.

1 month 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

2 months 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.

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