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Active Authors

2017 Book Club Luncheons

Our North Gold Coast Active Authors group was established in 1998. Over the years we have aimed to present a variety of events and activities of interest to writers.

These have included monthly meetings with guest speakers, short story competition, beginners screenplay competition, book launches, coffee mornings, creative writing evenings, anthologies and Carnival of Words writers festival.

For 2017 we will be holding our new Book Club Lunches.  This social event will allow writers to mingle with other writers before sitting down to lunch and being treated to a talk by our guest speaker.  As trends and technologies change it is important to keep up to date for any writer wishing to become successful.

Membership & Advantages

As a member you will receive a discount on all Editing Services and Workshops. You will also be eligible to have your book promoted on our website, newsletter and social media sites.


Over the years we have produced and published a variety of Anthologies of our members work. Each story is only 500 words and has been complied according to a theme.  Some of these Anthologies are still available via a link to Amazon.

Past titles have included:


We hold two competition annually:

  • Winter Snap Short Story
  • Summer Shorts Beginners


The Gold Coast Animal Welfare League is always the recipient of our ‘Reverse Santa’ at each year’s Christmas break-up. Instead of bringing gifts for each other, we ask that members bring dog or cat food or other suitable items to be donated to the Animal Welfare League, Shelter Road, Coombabah.


Members have always maintained a strong community spirit. Nerida and other members regularly give free talks at local libraries, clubs, schools, and nursing homes to rooms of budding novelists, screenwriters, poets, and interested public. Our talks are lively and geared towards encouragement and practical assistance. Nerida would be delighted to give a talk for you in the Gold Coast area.

However, she does get booked up very quickly. As soon as you have a date in mind, please visit our contact us page and send us details such as date, time, venue and we can make arrangements.


Every month we release our newsletter containing information for both North Gold Coast Active Authors and our filmmakers side, S.T.A.R.S. (GC). It contains information about upcoming events, some hot gossip, and cool tips.  Our members are invited to add their own contributions, promote their film, book or play, and share reviews and tips.