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.
Seminar: Scrivener 101 – SOLD OUT!
SOLD OUT! Call the Centre on (02) 9555 9757 to go on the waitlist.
Who: Lee Powell
When: Tuesday 26 July, 6:30-9:30pm
Cost: Full Price: $55; Member: $40; Conc Member: $35
Level: Scrivener beginners
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. .....More info ›
Breathing on the Mirror: Writing Memoir
Who: Kate Holden
When: Saturday 30 July, 10am-4pm
Cost: Full Price: $180; Member: $125; Conc Member: $110
In a big life, where is the story? Everyone has not just one story, but thousands. Somewhere in your many years, encounters, lessons and relationships is the tale you need to tell. It may be sad, it may be joyful, complicated or simple, it might be just for you or it might be a story lots of people can share. .....More info ›
Writing the Real: Creative Non-Fiction
Who: Mark Dapin
When: 6 x Wednesday evenings: 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 August; 7 September, 6:30-9:30pm
Cost: Full Price: $600; Member: $420; Conc Member: $360
Learn how to write journalism, memoir and history. The course focuses on producing entertaining, original pieces of writing with intelligence, humour and emotional depth. The teaching method emphasises the practical over the theoretical. There will be at least two writing exercises in every lesson. Pieces will be written in class, and then discussed in a helpful, supportive fashion. Participants will be stretched by some of the exercises, but they will emerge from the course as more confident and accomplished writers. .....More info ›
Fiction Feedback: A Critique Group - sold out!
Who: Nicola O’Shea
When: 8 x Saturday afternoons: 13, 27 August; 10, 24 September; 8, 22 October; 5, 19 November, 1pm-4pm
Cost: Full price: $960; Member: $670; Conc Member: $580
This course is now sold out. Please email us to put your name on the waiting list.
Take your fiction-writing and evaluation skills to the next level in this focused but friendly cr More info ›
Seminar: DIY Publishing
Who: Roz Hopkins and guests speakers including guest speakers including Abigail Nathan, Anna Maguire, Bronwyn Mehan, Joel Naoum, Emma Noble, Chris Allen, Patrick Lenton and Pat Naoum
When: Saturday 13 & Sunday 14 August, 10am-4pm
Full price: $350; Member: $250; Conc Member: $210
Want to take control of your publishing? Interested in ebooks? Unsure about print-on-demand?
This two-day seminar covers the nuts and bolts of doing your own publishing, from identifying your audience to formats, uploads and promotion. .....More info ›
The Mindful Writer
Who: Walter Mason
When: 4 x Tuesday evenings: 16, 23, 30 August; 6 September, 6:30-9:30pm
Cost: Full Price: $440; Member: $310; Conc Member: $265
Join Walter Mason as he combines the insights of meditation and mindfulness with the joy of creative writing. Diaries, poetry, fiction, memoir, essays – all can be approached from a place of profound stillness and great wisdom. Go deep within to unleash your amazing capacity for story. .....More info ›