Bundaberg Writers’ Club

The Bundaberg Writers’ Club was founded to allow people interested in writing to meet, chat, practise their craft,  solve problems, and to try out ideas.

Since the club’s establishment, members have been actively involved in the community – presenting literary events like the annual WriteFest, supporting young writers with the YOW awards, taking part in the region’s October CRUSH Festival, and finding as many ways to think and act laterally as we can.

Paddington, Lorraine

Wide Bay, High Desert. Lorraine Heyes introduces Paddington Bear – en route to Peru – to a Las Cruces cowboy.

In 2015, club members let their inner writer out during Bundaberg’s local CRUSH Festival, writing song lyrics as part of the Great Gelato Groove before dabbling with poetry and short fiction to celebrate the final days of Bundaberg Regional Gallery’s Wide Bay-High Desert exhibition – a collaboration between artists and writers from the Wide Bay and Las Cruces, New Mexico.

Talk about lateral thinking.

We were proud to be asked to take part in the Queensland Writers Centres birthday celebrations. We first did our small bit to help fund a new project, the Queensland Hachette Mentoring Program [QHMP], to support the ongoing creative QWCand professional development of remote and rural writers in Queensland. And during CRUSH members were proud to conduct readings of their works header by Samantha Wheeler, and introduced by our own Cheryse Durrant.

The Bundaberg Poets Society was formed by Bundaberg Writers’ Club members interested in bush poetry. The annual Bundy Muster conducted by the Bundaberg Poets Society was initiated by the Bundaberg Writers’ Club.

The Club also conducts a biennial Short Story Competition.

Long Distance Members Welcome: The Club’s long distance members come from Tasmania, NSW, Miriam Vale, Townsville, Murgon, and Central Western Queensland.

Our Aim: To bring together a group of people who have a love of writing and, together, to foster and develop this art