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Of interest to writers across NSW.

Society of Women Writers Literary Luncheon 12 July 2017

JULY WORKSHOP

Golden Rules, Golden Days…
Libby Hathorn

Libby will talk about ‘The Golden Rules of Writing’ and how in the first place, one must take one’s own writing seriously, and what that means. Short writing exercises about the power of our senses will punctuate this workshop.

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Bundaberg WriteFest

Editor Writer Interviews

Rachael Donovan, commissioning editor from publisher Harlequin Enterprises Australia, will be conducting Editor/Writer Interviews at Bundaberg WriteFest on Saturday October 7, 2017.

Applications will be accepted until June 30, 2017.

In brief: Submission form required;

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Poetry Reading and Open Mic

Sat. 1 July 2017, 12–2pm

Shoalhaven City Arts Centre and Regional Gallery, Nowra

In association with NOW Contemporary Art Prize Exhibition, poets are invited to respond in writing to one or more of the finalists’ artworks. The exhibition, presented by Jervis Bay and Basin Arts, Inc.,

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Writing NSW Access for Regional Writers Grants

The NSW Writers’ Centre has announced that the Writing NSW Access for Regional Writers Grants are open from 5 June. These $300 travel grants are designed to assist writers in regional NSW attend a professional development event that helps develop their careers as writers.
The 2016 grant recipients included writers from areas such as Lismore,

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Writers Unleashed 2017 Festival

Writers’ and Readers’ Conference
19 August 2017

The ‘Writers’ Unleashed’ 2017 Festival – hosted by the Sutherland Shire Branch of the Fellowship of Australian Writers – will be held on Saturday 19th August, 2017 at Gymea Tradies.

Author talks, bookshop, publishing consultations for both children’s and adult writers,

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Speculative Fiction Festival 2017

Saturday 22 July
The NSW Writers’ Centre
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

Directed by multi award-winning author Cat Sparks, the festival welcomes submissions from writers of science fiction, fantasy, horror, slipstream, steampunk, alternate history, new weird, supernatural, dystopian and any other subgenre of speculative fiction.

Cat is calling for both established and new voices keen to share insights and discuss aspects of all the genre has to offer.

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Society of Women Writers NSW Literary Luncheon

14 December 2016
Keynote:

Amazing! Come and listen to how a group of authors wrote two novels together and got published by the world’s biggest publisher. The Painted Sky is the work of five members of a Sydney book club, writing under the collective pseudonym Alice Campion.

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Sisters in Crime Anniversary Convention

SheKilda3: One-Day Crime Spree
Sisters in Crime Australia’s 25th Anniversary Convention, 19 November 2016

shek3-convention-logoSt Kilda Town Hall, cnr Brighton Road and Carlisle Street, St Kilda, Victoria.

Fifty leading novelists, true-crime writers, screenwriters, lawyers, producers, publishers, and scholars debate crime in all its infamy.

Simultaneous panels and speed pitching sessions with publishers,

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Reminder – Writers Voice Deadline 15 November

Just a reminder that the Writers Voice Quarterly Copy Deadlines are: 15 February, 15 May, 15 August and 15 November each year.
Copy for submission should be sent to:

The Editor,
Writers Voice
65 Barbara Boulevard,
Seven Hills NSW 2147

Tel: (02) 9831 6808
Email: The Editor

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Book Launch for Helen Boris

By Trevar Langlands, FAW NSW President

I was privileged recently to be asked to a book launch for a wonderful 96 year old Life Member of the FAW. The book is Shards of Life by Helen Boris and it was launched at the Ukrainian Community Centre Lidcombe.

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