The Goulburn Valley Writers' Group Is an association of people who meet regularly to encourage the creative writing of its members and to promote the art of quality creative writing in the community.

The group meets each month to hear and comment on the writings of its members. This strategy encourages members to keep writing and to aim at improving the quality of finished work. Visitors with similar interests are welcome to attend these meetings which are currently held at 7.00 pm on the second Wednesday of each month (excepting January) in the Gallery Room at the Hotel Terminus, Shepparton.

The group also undertakes projects which consist principally of providing opportunities for those interested in creative writing. These activities include:

  • to get poems and stories published in Tamba - the literary magazine of the GV Writers Group Inc.
  • practise the craft of writing with successful authors in a variety of workshop and seminars.
  • to receive advice about getting published in various media.
  • to access information from other groups with similar interests

Annual membership of The Goulburn Valley Writers' Group is $30

Ruqayyah Ibourki Ekphrasis Poetry Competition-2018

We are very pleased to announce the First, Second and Third winners of the inaugural Ruqayyah Ibourki Ekphrasis Poetry Competition. 

This competition is a result of the inspiration and financial backing of Mr Abdul Ibourki and the awesome input of the Goulburn Valley Writers Group Inc. 
We acknowledge the permission of Mr Troy Firebrace, Yorta Yorta man, 
for the use of the image of his Connecting Waters artwork as inspiration for the competition. 
We also thank the judges – members of the Goulburn Valley Writers Group Inc. and the Dungala Kaiela Writing Awards. 
We acknowledge the assistance from the Goulburn Valley Regional Library Corporation for the use of facilities. 
Most of all we thank the poets who took the time to study Troy’s artwork and create and submit their offering to this brand-new competition. 
This has been a wonderous and inspiring literary experience.

First Prize ($300):              ‘The Spring Floods’           Ivan Rehorek

Second Prize ($200):                ‘Archipelago’                   Suzi Mezei

Third Prize ($100):      ‘Speaking of Language’      Helene Castles

Well done to the winners and all who entered.

Read the winning entries.

Tamba magazine special 60th issue

$15 plus
$5 postage

Earlier Tamba Digital Editions
are available on our shop page
Songbirds Cover Image

GVWriters' Group 2018
Anthology of Poetry and Prose
Purchase for $20 plus $5 postage

Next Meeting
Dinner at 6:00pm
Readings at 7.00pm
Wednesday 13th February 2019

Meeting Room
The Peppermill Comfort Inn
Goulburn Valley Hwy, Shepparton
Dinner available from 6:00 pm