Wordsmiths UQ Writing Society (UQWS)

Welcome to the official website of Wordsmiths – UQ Writing Society, a vibrant community that celebrates the art of creative writing in all its forms. Our society is dedicated to promoting a shared interest in the written word, fostering an environment where aspiring writers can flourish, and creating a network of individuals passionate about writing. Our regular meetings provide a platform for members to explore and showcase their creative works, plus the opportunity to connect with like-minded individuals who share a common passion for writing.

At UQWS, we believe that writing is a universal medium of communication, a canvas where we let our words flow freely, a playground where we learn, play and challenge our limits. We create a space where our shared interests are nurtured through writing.

Our primary goal is to provide a platform for writers of all levels to showcase their work and engage with fellow enthusiasts. Through workshops, seminars, and writing exercises, we offer resources and opportunities for growth, focusing on narrative structure, character development, and other essential elements of writing. Constructive feedback and mentorship foster an environment where writers can refine their craft and expand their horizons.

UQWS also hosts open mic nights and writing competitions where members can showcase their talents and receive recognition for their achievements. We value inclusivity and strive to create a safe and nurturing space where writers from all backgrounds feel welcome and supported.

Join us on this enriching journey of self-expression, creativity, and camaraderie. Whether you enjoy poetry, fiction, non-fiction, or any other form of writing, UQWS is a space where you can find support, encouragement, and a community of individuals who understand and appreciate the power of words.


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Writing, literature, networking, poetry and shared interests

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Whether you are a seasoned writer or just starting your writing journey, our society welcomes all levels of experience and fosters a supportive atmosphere for growth. We believe that writing is a skill that can be honed, and we strive to help our members attain and improve their skills and techniques through various activities and resources.

Alongside our weekly meetings full of engaging activities and learning experiences, UQWS goes beyond the confines of the campus as we organise outdoor events at museums, cafes and parks. These outings provide a refreshing setting for our members to engage with the arts, find inspiration, and develop their writing in different contexts.

Our meetings provide a space for writers to connect with individuals who share their passion, forging lasting friendships and a sense of community. We believe that diverse voices and perspectives enrich the writing experience, and our society welcomes individuals from various disciplines and backgrounds.