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

Creating Unique Picture Books

Creating Unique Picture Books

Who: Hilary Bell and guest speaker Matthew Martin
When:
Saturday 25 November, 10am-4pm
Cost: Full Price:
$180; Member: $125; Conc Member: $110
Level:
Early/emerging, appropriate for writers and illustrators, and individuals as well as collaborative partnerships

Do you have a beautiful picture book in you trying to find its way onto the page and into the world? Let Hilary Bell, author of bestselling Alphabetical Sydney More info ›

Writing Beautiful Sentences — SOLD OUT

Writing Beautiful Sentences — 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: Inga Simpson
When:
Saturday 25 November, 10am-4pm
Cost: Full Price:
$180; Member: $125; Conc Member: $110
Level:
All

There are limited places in this course. Please call to enrol on (02) 9555 9757. .....

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Point of View: A Practical Guide - SOLD OUT!

Point of View: A Practical Guide - 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: Anthony Macris

When: Saturday 2 December, 10am-4pm
Cost: Full Price:
$180; Member: $125; Conc Member: $110
Level:
Emerging/Established

Point of view is one of the most important techniques in fiction More info ›

Blasting Through Writer’s Block - SOLD OUT!

Blasting Through Writer’s Block - 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: Kate Forsyth

When: Saturday 2 December, 10am-4pm
Cost: Full Price:
$180; Member: $125; Conc Member: $110
Level:
All levels

All writers get blocked sometimes. Yet it’s those writers who learn how to blast through their blockage and keep on writing that manage to produce work, year after year, and so build themselves a career as a writer. Most aspiring writers dream of being able to make a living from their writing, yet writer’s block makes the process slow and arduous, as well as very time-consuming. .....

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Seminar: Scrivener 101

Seminar: Scrivener 101

Who: Lee Powell
When:
Tuesday 30 January, 6:30-9:30pm
Cost: Full Price:
$70; Member: $50; Conc Member: $45

Scrivener is a powerful content-generation tool for writers that allows you to concentrate on composing and structuring long documents. It gives you complete control of the formatting while helping you get to the end of that awkward first draft.

In this seminar, Lee Powell will guide you through a basic Scrivener tutorial. He’ll introduce you to Scrivener’s main functions, providing you with handouts including screenshots, and answer your how-to questions. You’ll gain an understanding of how to use Scrivener to assist with any writing project, particularly long ones, and leave with the confidence to use this powerful tool. .....

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Year of the Novel: Three Phases

Year of the Novel: Three Phases

Who: Emily Maguire
When:

Phase One: 8 x Tuesday evenings: 6, 13, 20, 27 February; 6, 13, 20, 27 March, 6:30-9:30pm
Phase Two: 8 x Tuesday evenings; 5, 12, 19, 26 June; 3, 10, 17, 24 July, 6:30-9:30pm
Phase Three: 8 x Tuesday evenings: 18, 25 September; 9, 16, 23, 30 October; 6, 13 November, 6:30-9:30pm
Complete Course – Three Phases (additional 10% discount): Full Price:
$2375; Member: $1660; Conc Member: $1430

Make 2018 the year you finally write that book. Over three phases of eight weeks each, acclaimed author Emily Maguire will give you the tools, support and encouragement you need to plan, write and edit your novel. .....

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