News and Events

The Fellowship of Australian Writers is happy to advise of upcoming and recent events that might be of interest to FAW members and writers generally.

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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.

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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.

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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, 

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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.

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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.

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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,

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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.

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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,

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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,

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