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Call For Submissions
Closing date: Sunday 28 January 2018.
The NSW Writers’ Centre is delighted to announce that its Kids & YA Festival on Saturday 30 June 2018, will be directed by best-selling, internationally published children’s author Belinda Murrell.
The NSW Writers’ Centre has announced that Round 2 of the Writing NSW Access for Regional Writers Grants are open from Monday 20 November 2017, closing on Sunday 3 December 2017.
These $300 travel grants are designed to assist writers in regional NSW attend a professional development event that helps develop their careers as writers.
Join us for our annual get-together, enjoy a delicious lunch, hear our Guest Speaker and applaud this year’s winners of the prestigious FAW NSW writing competitions:
- The Marjorie Barnard Short Story Award
- Hilarie Lindsay Young Writers Short Story Competition for Australian School Children.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Golden Rules, Golden Days…
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.
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,
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 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.
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.
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.