June 10th, 2016 – As part of this year’s Wir sind Wien festival, Write Now has organised eight readings by migrants to Vienna, describing their experiences and cultural journeys since arriving in the city. The readings will be held next Friday, June 10th at the Ankerbrotfabrik, Absberggasse 27, 1100 Wien.

April 22, 2016

Join us (a Friday night this time!) for an evening with filmmaker/writer/teacher Erika Surat. The Writer’s Studio in Vienna with be hosting us for this event. Start time 8:00 pm.

Erika Surat Andersen is a writer, filmmaker and film professor at the Hochschule Darmstadt, Motion Pictures department in Germany. She will talk about the differences between writing for film (screenplays) and writing for prose (short stories and novels). Originally from California, Erika now resides with her family in Frankfurt, Germany and is an active member in a Frankfurt English-language writer’s group. She will also discuss how this writer’s group is organized, what kind of writing activities they undertake, and the joys and challenges of working in a group. She looks forward to meeting fellow writers in Vienna and hopes for an interactive and enjoyable evening.

Please RSVP to office.writenow@gmail.com  to have your name added to the guest list.

March 17, 2016.

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with at our Poetry and Whiskey Salon. Palais Palffy – Josefsplatz 6, 1010.

February 18, 2016. Join us for our Monthly Meeting at 7:00 pm at the Palais Palffy – Josefsplatz 6, 1010. Members free, Non-Members €5 at the door. Tim Lywood and Ben Goodspeed will discuss the sound recording software, Audacity, and the future of sound files in publishing.

January 21, 2016. Setting Writing Goals for the year ahead. Paul Malone and Kirsten Donaghey will run a short meeting about how to get yourself organised and set realistic and reachable goals with your writing projects. Followed by drinks and socialising. 7:00 pm. Please RSVP at office.writenow@gmail.com if you plan to attend. Location: Palais Palffy.


December 10, 2015. Christmas Party. 7:00 pm. Join us for a fun evening.

November 12, 2015, 7:30 pm. Reading by Irish writer, Julian Gough. Co-hosted with the Irish Embassy. This event is FREE. RSVP to tamara.writenow@gmail.com

October 22, 2015, 6:30 pm- 10:30 pm. Writer, Kristin Zhang will give a talk on “Getting an agent and beyond”, followed by a question/answer period. At 7:30 we will have our monthly get together- drinks, snacks and chats, and later in the evening a reading by Kirstin. LOCATION: Palais Palffy, Josefsplatz 6, 1010 (first door on your left when you come into the building. It’s an art gallery by day!)

September 17, 2015, 6:30 pm- 10:30 pm. End of Summer Welcome Back drinks and chat. LOCATION: The Coffeeshop Company, Mariahilfer Str. 147, 1150 Wien (we are meeting in the enclosed back garden- go through the cafe to the back)










Come to a reading on November 12, 2015 at 7:30 pm

Julian Gough, award winning author of “The Orphan and the Mob”, the “iHole”, Jude in Ireland, Jude in London, and the UK number one Kindle Single “CRASH!” will be reading from his work. He is contemporary, creative and entertaining. So please do come out for a listen, ask some questions, meet some people and have a drink. This event is co-hosted by Write Now and the Irish Embassy. And it’s FREE.

Where: Lane and Merriman’s Irish Pub, Spitalgasse 3, 1090

Registration is not required but we always appreciate a quick email to let us know you are coming. tamara.writenow@gmail.com


Mark your calendar!         Thursday October 22, 2015

Scottish writer Kirstin Zhang is back! Starting at 6:30 pm she is giving a talk about “Getting an agent and beyond”, followed by a question answer period. It’s sure to be informative, so don’t miss out!

This will be followed by our monthly get together- drinks, snacks, chats. And around 8:30 pm Kirstin will do a reading for us!

Free for Members
€7 at the door for Non-Members

Registration not required but we always appreciate if you can drop us a line at office.writenow@gmail.com to let us know you are coming.

Location: Palais Palffy
Josefsplatz 6, 1010

(first door on your left when you come in the building- it’s an art gallery by day!)


Come out for a drink on September 17, 2015! 18:30-22:00

Write Now would like to welcome you back after the summer break, and invite new members (or those who just want to check us out) for an informal evening of socialising.

LOCATION: The Coffeeshop Company, Mariahilfer Str. 147, 1150 Wien (we are meeting in the enclosed back garden- go through the cafe to the back) 


Membership €25, Students €12 with valid student ID







Invitation for Members and Non-Members

June 18th, 2015, 7:00 for members, 7:30 for non-members

Let’s get together, sit outside in a cool breeze, have a glass of wine, laugh and talk one last time before our summer break (Write Now will resume again, at full speed, in September)!!! So, join us June 18th, 2015 for our first Write Now Annual General Meeting. If you are a member please come at 7 pm so we can discuss the direction our association is taking and get some input from you! It is also important that members come to partake in the voting process. Each and every one of our members is important. Together we are strong, so please come help us build our community of English language writers and have a say the outcome.

The 7-7:30 meeting will be held in a private room inside.

At 7:30 we will open the meeting to non-members and continue our evening at reserved tables in the garden. So please do join us!

Please drop us a quick message and let us know if you are coming.

Where: Heuringer Schübel-Auer, Kahlenberger Str. 22, 1190 Wien



Get ready for our Open Mic! January 22, 2015 downstairs at Cafe Korb. Start time is 19:00.

Entry is free for Members, and 7 euros at the door for Non-Members.

If you would like to read (up to 1500 words – poetry, short fiction, non-fiction, a scene from your screen play, or stage play, memoir, novel excerpt) please register by sending an email to office.writenow@gmail.com and put OPEN MIC in the subject line. Members will get priority and any remaining spaces will go to Non-Members.

Feel free to join us even if you aren’t reading!


 You are warmly invited to the Write Now Christmas party.

Dinner, drinks, music and lots of writers under one roof!

Thursday, December 4th, 2014

Palais Schey at 18:30

Goethegasse 3, 1010

Contact us for more information at office.writenow@gmail.com



Invites you to our official launch!

Friday, October 17th, 2014

at 19:00

Come along and meet the WRITE NOW team, find out about upcoming workshops and events , network with other English-language writers, discover why it’s so important to be part of a the writing community, and listen to short talks by a few inspiring local writers.

Don’t miss out on this exciting evening! Reserve your free tickets now!

For more information email us at: office.writenow@gmail.com



Invites your attendance

To a talk by Australian author and creative disruptor Dr Anita Heiss about how we can use sameness to talk about and celebrate difference in society

At Café Prückel, Stubenring 24, 1010 Vienna

On Wednesday 4 June 2014 at 7 pm.

Anita Heiss is a member of the Wiradjuri nation of central New South Wales and is one of Australia’s most prolific and well-known authors of Aboriginal literature. Her father was born in Salzburg, Austria.

Entrance will be free. Please register at: arpad.fa@dfat.gov.au

Vienna Writers Critiquing Group- 2nd Wednesday of the Month

13th International Short Story Conference- July 15-19, 2014- Vienna

May 2013- The Vienna Writer’s Retreat

Last spring, five members of the Vienna Writer’s Critiquing Group spent the weekend at a lovely farmhouse just outside Vienna. They spent hours writing, editing, reading each others’ work out loud, and discussing the craft of writing. There was also time for exploring the nearby villages, walking country trails, eating local cuisine, and de-stressing from the demands of city living. Retreats are organized on a regular basis, with the next planned for the coming autumn, and have become one of the most popular services we offer.