The Gold Coast Writers’ Association (GCWA)

Encourages and supports writers from all genres, age groups and levels of writing to grow, learn and excel in their craft.


Monthly meetings offer the opportunity to connect and share with like-minded people in a relaxed environment.

Workshops are held from 12:30pm till 2:00pm.  Members can share their ideas at informal support group sessions covering most genres.

Guest speakers are invited from all genres of writing, within and outside our organisation. Speakers are encouraged to share about their writing life, including their written work, and are able to launch and sell their books. We encourage our guest speakers to include a mini-workshop during their presentation to members.

Visitors are invited to attend meetings (entry fee: members $5, non-members $8). 

Membership offers the additional advantages of the informative monthly eWriteabout newsletter, writers’ support groups, competitions, workshops and many other benefits.

Events are held regularly throughout the year.  Members can share their ideas at informal support group sessions covering most genres.

MEETINGS are held on the third Saturday of each month at:

Fradgley Hall, Park Avenue, Burleigh Heads. The meeting room is above the library.

Workshops commence from 12:30pm till 2:00pm (arrivals from 12:15pm).

The Monthly Meetings are held from 2:00pm to 4:00pm.  This includes a Guest Speaker, followed by some light refreshments.


A message from our founder and patron, Mary Maclaren

mary-mcclaren-profile-picA writer should know how to express feelings and emotions, but in regard to the success of Gold Coast Writers’ Association, words are sometimes inadequate. Between the scribbled idea at a local writing group’s meeting, to the extremely professional body we now have, twenty eventful years have elapsed.

Destiny may well have distanced me physically, but my heart and enthusiasm will always be there at every meeting and I wish each and every one of you great success during the next twenty years and as usual, Power to your Pens!

Mary Maclaren


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