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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Workshops for Seniors Card Short Story Competition 2024

NSW Govt and Seniors Card logos

The Department of Communities and Justice together with the Fellowship of Australian Writers Inc (FAW) is conducting an exciting FREE short story writing competition for Seniors Card and Senior Savers Card holders. 
The Prize is publication in their next book, 

The Art House Wyong Presents Words on the Waves Opening Address

Wednesday 31 May at 7:00pm

The Art House Wyong is thrilled to announce a partnership with Words on the Waves Writers Festival to host their 2023 Opening Address. 

Words on the Waves is a not-for-profit organisation,

Position Vacant: Director, Hunter Writers Centre

Applications close 27 January 2023

Hunter Writers Centre (HWC) is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to engaging, educating, and employing aspiring and established writers and other creatives in the Hunter Region of New South Wales and nationally throughout Australia. 

Hon Secretary awarded Life Membership

FAW NSW Life Members Colleen Parker and Maureen Kelly OAMFAW NSW Life Members Colleen Parker (left) and Maureen Kelly OAM

State Treasurer and Life Member Colleen Parker travelled to McLaren Vale, South Australia, to present Hon. Secretary Maureen Kelly OAM with Life Membership of the Fellowship,

40 year Celebration Dinner Lambing Flat Young FAW

Cheers to 40 Years!

1982 – 2022

Please join us for a reunion dinner to celebrate 40 years of Lambing Flat Young FAW (Fellowship of Australian Writers). 

Past and present members, their partners and families, and the community are invited. 

Society of Women Writers Vic Winter Words Festival 2022

Thursday 28–Saturday 30 July

SWW Vic Winter Words banner

The Society of Women Writers Victoria extend an invitation to join them for their on-line writers festival Winter Words: Everyone Has A Story To Tell.

There is an excellent program of presentations and workshops with guests including Brenda Niall,

Writers Unleashed Festival is back

Writers Unleashed is back in 2022 with an exciting line up of your favourite authors and presenters. This is an initiative of Sutherland Branch of FAW NSW.

Saturday 3 September 2022, Gymea Sydney.

With author talks,

Lismore Library Flood Appeal for Books

13 March 2022

Have you published a book? Do you want to help?

EMMA ASHMERE writes:
“As a historical fiction writer living in regional northern NSW – where the floods have devastated our community – I am so grateful for the local library service network here which supplies thousands of residents with new books,

Writer in Residence 2022

Applications close Friday 14 January 2022 at 5pm.

North Sydney Council offers writers the opportunity to pursue their inspiration in the tranquil, historic Don Bank Museum – a heritage home with a wonderful Victorian-remnant garden setting. 

Boundless21

Saturday 30 October 2021 

Boundless, Australia’s leading festival of Indigenous and culturally diverse Australian writers is back in 2021!

The festival will be held at Bankstown Arts Centre on Saturday 30 October, presented by @writingnsw and Bankstown Arts Centre,

CYA Writers And Illustrators Conference

For writers and illustrators of Children’s, Young Adult and Adult stories. 

Online event every weekend in July, 2021  

This conference is all about learning the craft of writing, illustrating, publishing and beyond.

From children’s board books through to fiction novels for adults,

Artist in Residence

Closing date: 7 June 2021

The Old School Mt Wilson

beauty, diversity, tranquility

The program provides residency, accommodation and studio for one month, for both emerging and established artists and suits visual artists,

AGM postponed to May 2021

Note from the Hon. Secretary

The Annual General Meeting for 2019/2020 of the Fellowship of Australian Writers NSW Inc. – previously postponed to November 2020 – has been further postponed to the first Saturday in MAY 2021:

Saturday May 1,

Words on the Waves Writers Festival

JUNE 11 – 14, 2021

Bringing a world class writers’ festival to the scenic Central Coast of New South Wales. 

The inaugural Words on the Waves Writers Festival is a celebration of words and ideas. 

34 Million Books

VALERIE PARV AM

Part memoir and part writing guide, Valerie Parv’s book takes you inside her world of words, from the drama of Parvgate to being made a Member of the Order of Australia. Published in fiction and nonfiction since the age of fourteen,

Sisters in Crime to present 20th Davitt Awards Online

Saturday 26 September from 8pm

Proudly supported by Swinburne University of Technology, Department of Media and Communication

Sisters in Crime Australia is thrilled that Val McDermid, Tartan Noir Queen and long-time Sisters friend,