The NSW Writers’ Centre is a government funded not for profit organisation that exists to promote writing-based culture and the rights and interests of writers in NSW.
The Centre provides a dynamic program of activities each year including writing workshops, courses for writers, publishing seminars, festivals for writers and writing competitions, as well as providing mentorship opportunities, manuscript assessments and providing support for writers and writing organisations in Sydney and across New South Wales.
Dramatic Studio: Advanced Play Writing Techniques
Who: Timothy Daly
When: 8 x Saturday afternoons: 1, 8, 15, 22 June; 6, 13, 20, 27 July, 1pm-4pm
Cost: Full price: $800; Member: $560; Conc Member: $480
These eight intensive sessions are designed to teach you the techniques for writing full-length plays and selling them to the national & international theatre markets.
Each week you will receive comprehensive notes and information, based on Timothy Daly’s knowledge and extensive experience of the national and international theatre scene. In the second half of each session you will be workshopping your own developing plays. A specific ‘selling strategy’ will be designed for each participant and their play. .....Book now ›
The Business of Being a Writer
Who: Judith Ridge, James Roy, Angelo Loukakis, Sophie Hamley and guest
When: Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 June, 10am-4pm (Please note date was incorrectly printed in the course program as July)
Cost: Full Price: $320; Member: $225; Conc Member: $190
You decided to become a writer because you're good at expressing yourself creatively. What you weren't expecting was all those other aspects you have to deal with – contracts, copyright, finances and how to promote yourself.
This seminar is a newly revised and expanded version of a previous one day course. Over the two days, we will provide you with an introduction to the business side of being a writer: those legal and financial aspects you may not be familiar with or don’t have the expertise to deal with. We’ll talk copyright and royalties, tax and superannuation, as well as finding out a bit more about what you can expect from a relationship with an agent or publisher. We’ll weigh up the pros and cons of self-publishing, and look at the changes being brought to the industry by digital publishing. And we’ll explore the most effective way writers use social media and other aspects of self-promotion. In addition, participants will have an opportunity to write and present a book pitch. .....Book now ›