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.

   

Upcoming Courses

From First Draft to Polished Manuscript - SOLD OUT!

From First Draft to Polished Manuscript - SOLD OUT!

This course is now sold out. Please email us your name and phone number and we will add you to the waiting list.

Who: Linda Funnell
When:
6 x Wednesday evenings: 22 February; 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 March, 6.30pm - 9.30pm
Cost: Full price:
$600; Member: $420; Conc Member: $360
Level: Intermediate/advanced writers who have or be close to having the fir More info ›

Poetry Feedback Intensive – Online - SOLD OUT!

Poetry Feedback Intensive – Online - SOLD OUT!

This course is now sold out. Please email us your name and phone number and we will add you to the waiting list.

Who: Martin Langford

When: 26 February through 5 July, online
Cost:
Full Price: $285; Member: $235; Conc Member: $225
Level: Emerging writers

You’ve written some poems – maybe you’ve even got a stack of drafts sitting in a drawer. You know they could be better, but you’re not quite sure how. Sound like you? No matter what stage you’re at in your writing development, feedback can take your writing to the next level by providing valuable insight into your own work and sharpening your editing skills and critical eye. .....

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Writing YA Fiction

Writing YA Fiction

Who: Jaclyn Moriarty
When:
6 x Tuesday evenings: 28 February; 7, 14, 21, 28 March; 4 April, 6:30-9:30pm
Cost:
Full Price: $600; Member: $420; Conc Member: $360
Level: Early/emerging YA writers

Young Adult Fiction, or 'YA', spans almost every genre, from fantasy to crime to romantic comedy, from dystopian to LGBTQ to steampunk. A relatively recent invention, YA is both controversial and hugely popular, with books like The Fault in our Stars and Divergent More info ›

Grammar and Punctuation Basics

Grammar and Punctuation Basics

Who: Gillian Polack
When:
Saturday 4 March, 10am - 4pm
Cost: Full price:
$180; Member: $125; Conc Member: $110
Level:
Beginner/Intermediate

Learn how you can use the building blocks of grammar and punctuation to create writing that says what you need it to say. Gillian Polack will teach you how to polish your prose, using punctuation and paragraphing to evilly manipulate the mind of the reader; she will al More info ›

Teen Buzz: Writing Great Young Adult Fiction

Teen Buzz: Writing Great Young Adult Fiction

Who: Sophie Masson
When:
Saturday 4 March 2017, 10am-4pm
Cost: Full price:
$180; Member: $125; Conc Member: $110
Level:
This workshop is mainly pitched at early and emerging writers interested in or currently writing YA, but also may interest established writers considering moving into YA from other areas.

In this exciting and practical one day workshop, presented by well-known YA author Sophie Masson, you’ll discover what makes good Young Adult fiction—both novels and short stories—and how it differs from children's books as well as writing for adults. .....

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Memoir Made Simple - limited places available!

Memoir Made Simple - limited places available!

Please call the Centre on (02) 9555 9757 to enrol.

Who: Amanda Hampson
When:
6 x Sunday mornings: 5, 12, 19, 26 March; 2, 9 April, 10am–1pm
Cost:
Full Price: $600; Member: $420; Conc Member: $360
Level: All

Most people have interesting life stories or family history, and many toy with the idea of writing them – someday. Initially there are more questions than answers. Where to start? How to tell the story? What to include or leave out? What period should it cover? .....

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