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Welcome to the Cassowary Coast Writers Group.

Our mission

To provide a forum for writers to share and develop their work. To network with other regional / North Queensland writing groups. To establish a regular anthology and publishing opportunities for Cassowary Coast writers who are members of the group. 

To encourage and inspire others to write. 


"I can shake off everything as I write; my sorrows disappear, my courage is reborn."

--Anne Frank

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Planning our writing Competitions.

Take a look at our 'Upcoming events' page for details and links to our online entry form.

Entry to the competitions is free and there are great prizes to be won for both age groups.

Our goal is to inspire every person to write.

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Compiling a members work for publishing.

One of our founding members extensive body of work has been made into a book, go to our shop to see how to purchase Barbara Bufi's new book - "Bits & Pieces from a Wordologist".


Bringing Nationally and Internationally acclaimed Authors to the Cassowary Coast for writers workshops.

Over the years, we have had the privilege of having a number of amazing authors agree to run workshops.

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Coordinating with other writing and arts based groups across the region.

To help link writers with groups associated with writing, art, poetry, play-writing, illustrations for children's books, publishing and more.

Congratulations Ken on the release of your new book.

When you’re all that’s left, who can you count on?

When aliens invade Earth with just one deadly agenda, humans are forced into the rainforest to avoid fatal bombs and merciless ground troops. A group of unlikely strangers comes together under the command of ex-army reservist, Jared, to start the dangerous trek through an unforgiving landscape of bugs, snakes and enemies, to find a safe place to bunker down.

The dwindling group faces a failed coup, disease, hunger, pestilence and wild dogs, but third-year pharmacy student, Jess, steps up to become doctor not only to her new friends, but also to strangers along the way, in a bid to keep everyone alive.

Together, Jared and Jess lead the team with one mission. To stay alive and one step ahead of a fate worse than death…   


This is the debut novel and first in series of Australian author K A Allen. A unique story of survival and friendship in the face of an alien invasion. It is told in first-person at a YA level but suits all audiences who appreciate a fast-paced read with a plot that doesn’t give up.

Group member Brenda May

Keeps your eyes and ears open for the launch of each of Brenda's books in this series.


Cassowary Coast Writers Group, hopes to achieve more with our initiatives than ever before. We are working on a number of exciting projects to assist writers of all ages to improve their skills and learn from experienced authors from throughout the writing community, we are very proud of the progress we continue to make.

 “Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.”
― Neil Gaiman

About our Group.

The group recently underwent a name change, we were formerly known as Licualawinq Writers and now Cassowary Coast Writers, don't be confused if you find something with our old moniker. The group meets on the last Sunday of each month 10am until noon. Due to the Cassowary Coast being such a spread out community, the meetings have always taken place in cafés, one in the north of the region [Innisfail] and on alternate months, a café in the south of the region [Mission Beach] so all members share travel distance. However, we are trialing a venue in the middle. The El Arish Tavern's dining room will be our home for the time being. Meetings are easy going and not regimented, food is available (at your cost).

New projects, ideas, workshops and conferences are discussed, and members read out their homework stories, writing homework is set for the following meeting each month, in the form of a short story or poem, 300 words, on a chosen subject, homework is not compulsory, but it is a lot of fun to see what different people do with the same subject matter.

Being part of a group makes the writing process more enjoyable. We get a truer sense of where we are in our writing journey by associating with likeminded people who understand what our journey actually is.

Being part of a writers group creates accountability, we stay engaged, sharing work regularly helps keep you focused. It also improves our writing by adding outside perspectives and help with feedback.

New members are always welcome, and the group is very diverse in age and genre.

Membership is $20 yr and meetings are free. Please contact us to see where the next meeting will be.

Some of the projects previously undertaken by the group are highlighted in the photo's below, the publication of two books by the group, " Under one Sky" and " A Tapestry of War" along with works in conjunction with Mission Arts at Mission Beach.   

“Description begins in the writer’s imagination, but should finish in the reader’s.” 
― Stephen King, 

Many of our current and past members, have had significant pieces of their work published in a wide range of formats and genres, in books, magazines, e-books, short stories, poetry, children's books, history, action adventure, early learning and more.

Some of these members books, along with some books published by the group, will be available for purchase through this web site at various times, check below  for available titles.     

It is the writer who might catch the imagination of young people, and plant a seed that will flower and come to fruition.
– Isaac Asimov

Contact Cassowary Coast Writers Group.

Get in touch with Cassowary Coast Writers Group. to learn more about our Group and how you can get involved.

Cassowary Coast Region.


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Our next meeting will be
10am, Sunday 25th June,
El Arish Tavern
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