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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 practice 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 days 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!

2 weeks 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

3 weeks 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!

3 weeks 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

1 month ago
News and Updates

Courses and more

1 month ago

Just putting it out there !

1 month 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

1 month ago
Short Story Competition – Jugiong Writers' Festival

16 days until your entries have to be in to the Jugiong Writers Festival writing comp - c'mon - give it a go 🙂

Short Story Competition SHORT STORY COMPETITION 2019 SCHOOL CHILDREN Primary School – Topic: Dare to Dream – Down the Track 1a Kindergarten to Year 2 – one entry per child Prize Money $25 1b ... See more

1 month ago

16 days until your entries have to be in to the Jugiong Writers Festival short story and poetry comps - c'mon - give it a go 🙂

2 months ago
Wendy Haynes Author

What I love is how a community band together to support others in need. This campaign is a great opportunity to give to those doing it touch. I created a special donation pledge for business where ... See more

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