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Of interest to writers across NSW.

Dymphna Cusack State Library Event

Date Saver Alert: Celebrate Author Dymphna Cusack’s Work

A State Library of NSW Lunchtime Event celebrating what would have been Dymphna’s 115th Birthday with the launch of her LOVE POEMS Chapbook from the new Volume II of Come in Dymphna… Dymphna Cusack: Lucky in Love.

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Book Launch IConverse

The Liverpool FAW branch has arranged for a Book Launch on Friday 15 September 2017 of Peter F Pike’s book of Sonnets entitled ICONVERSE.

Book Launch is so appropriate a name for the event because in the very first poem Peter invites readers to accompany him on a voyage of discovery through verse.

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2018 NSW Writer’s Fellowship

Applications close 21 August 2017

The NSW Writer’s Fellowship is offered by the State Government in partnership with Varuna, The National Writers’ House to enable a professional writer to undertake a self-directed program of professional development.

The Fellowship is open to writers of fiction,

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Macarthur Writers Retreat

Macarthur FAW writers look like getting their very own Writers Retreat.

Wedderburn Resources Centre will be turned into a hub for emerging writers. Wedderburn at Campbelltown is already the home of many well known artists. The secluded bush setting will offer writers a quiet place to work and write.

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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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