The Rocky River Narridy

Rocky River ’Riters

Rocky River ’Riters began in 1994 as an initiative of the Rocky River Health Services to assist rural people to express themselves, especially in difficult times of drought and rural decline. It began as a creative writing program, and over the years has developed into a reading group and a support and encouragement group. Our members come from diverse backgrounds.

Many people in the group are working on their own short stories and poetry. Our group also has published authors, playwrights, and family historians. Others simply love the written word and provide stories and/or poetry on a specific topic given each month.

We are ordinary people who enjoy reading and creating stories and verse. We enjoy hearing each other’s stories and wish to share them with you.

We come from Gladstone in South Australia and surrounding towns including Laura, Crystal Brook Georgetown, Jamestown, Peterborough, Red Hill and Narridy. The Rocky River flows through this area and is the connecting link in the area.


Meeting times 2022-2023

Rocky River ’Riters meet twice a month:

  • General Meeting on the second Friday of the month at 9:30 AM. in Gladstone .
  • The Creative Writing meeting is on the fourth Saturday of the month at 9:30 AM
  • For inquiries, please phone 0417 849 441

Laura Literary Awards

Laura Literary Awards Entry Form 2023

Entries close for the Laura Literary Awards on Friday 12 May 2023. Please post your entries well before closing date.

A list of the winners of the Laura Literary Awards 2022, is available on the Competitions page.