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2012 Emerging Writers' Festival Roadshow - Sold Out!

SOLD OUT!

When: Saturday 3 November 2012, 10am – 6pm
Full Price
 $80; Member Price $55; Concession Member Price $45

The Emerging Writers’ Festival is back at the NSW Writers’ Centre, presenting the best of their annual ten-day festival in a special one-day event.

The Emerging Writers’ Festival Roadshow program includes a series of panels and discussions about writing, writers and literary life; practical sessions such as The Pitch – offering no-holds-barred advice on the art of pitching your writing to editors, publishers and agents; the much-loved Creative Writing Bootcamp; and Living Library. .....

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2012 Blogging for Beginners

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Who: William Kostakis
When: 2 x Saturday mornings: 6 October & 13 October 2012, 10:30am-1:30pm
Full price:
$200; Member: $140; Conc Member: $120

This bloggers workshop will translate the jargon (‘Web 2.0’ anybody?) into English you can understand, and demonstrate just how easy it is to set up and maintain a blog. But it isn’t just theoretical – award-winning author, journalist and blogger William Kostakis will guide you through practical exercises in constructing posts that will attract and engage an audience.  Learn about the alternative blogging tools available online, search engine optimisation, how to build an audience and how to write for the Web. .....

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2012 Blogging for Beginners NEW SESSION JUST ANNOUNCED!

Who: William Kostakis
When: 2 x Saturday mornings: 6 October & 13 October 2012, 10:30am-1:30pm
Full price:
$200; Member: $140; Conc Member: $120

This bloggers workshop will translate the jargon (‘Web 2.0’ anybody?) into English you can understand, and demonstrate just how easy it is to set up and maintain a blog. But it isn’t just theoretical – award-winning author, journalist and blogger William Kostakis will guide you through practical exercises in constructing posts that will attract and engage an audience.  Learn about the alternative blogging tools available online, search engine optimisation, how to build an audience and how to write for the Web. .....

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2013 Blogging for Beginners

SOLD OUT
To join a waiting list please email us.

Who: Angela Meyer
When:
Saturday 6 & Sunday 7 April 2013, 10:30am-1:30pm
Cost: Full price:
$200; Member: $140; Conc Member: $120

You want to start a blog but you’re really not sure where to begin. It could be for business, pleasure, criticism, charity, or to build a profile or portfolio. Which platform will you use? How do you make it look good? Should you have a topic or theme, or just dive in? Will you allow comments? .....

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2013 Blogging for Beginners

Sold out! Email [email protected] to be placed on the waitlist.
Who:
Will Kostakis
When:
2 x Saturday mornings: 17 & 24 August 2013, 10:30am-1:30pm
Cost: Full Price:
$220; Member: $155; Conc Member: $130           

There are two things a writer wants: to be published, and to be read. Thanks to advances in technology, the former has become a lot easier. All you need is a blog and time to fill it. Short for web log, a blog is an online journal that allows you to share your writing, be it creative, journalistic, or simply a personal account of your life. But there’s a big difference between being published and being read. .....

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2013 Writing Your Journey

Who: Walter Mason
When:
Saturday 26 October 2013, 10am-4pm
Cost: Full Price:
$180; Member: $125; Conc Member: $110           

As more and more of us travel, many are becoming increasingly interested in recording their journeys. In this course Walter will take you through the ways you can capture the essence of place as well as your experiences and perceptions.

Whether it’s blogging for friends and family, creating journal articles or ebooks, or pitching a full-scale intimate travel memoir, the new forms of travel writing require us to be a part of the story and to expose our own interests, tensions and vulnerabilities. This course will teach you how to balance all this, and offer you some effective techniques for capturing vibrant word-portraits that will enliven your writing and help to re-create vivid memories. .....

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2014 Blogging for Beginners

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Who: Emily Craven
When:
Saturday 1 February 2014, 10am-4pm
Cost:
Full Price: $180; Member: $125; Conc Member: $110

Blogging is now a key way to get your writing noticed and connect with readers. Not only is it essential in building your own audience, but also in wooing publishers. So what makes a good blog post? How do you know what a reader will find interesting? What’s a platform and how do you use one? Learn how to build an online presence in a way that compels an audience to subscribe to your feed. From WordPress and Blogger, posting, commenting and building up an audience, this workshop will take you through the steps of becoming a master blogger.  .....

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2015 Blogging for Beginners

SOLD OUT – Call us on 9555 9757 to go on the waitlist.

Who:Will Kostakis
When:
2 x Saturday mornings: 2 & 9 May 2015, 10:30am-1:30pm
Cost: Full Price:
$220; Member: $155; Conc Member: $130          
Level: Beginner

There are two things a writer wants: to be published, and to be read. Thanks to advances in technology, the former has become a lot easier. All you need is a blog and time to fill it. Short for web log, a blog is an online journal that allows you to share your writing, be it creative, journalistic, or simply a personal account of your life. But there’s a big difference between being published and being read .....

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2015 Powering Your Blog

Who: Karen Andrews          
When:
Saturday 25 July, 10am-4pm
Cost: Full price:
$180; Member: $125; Conc Member: $110

Do you want to take your blog to a new level? This course will help you plan your content, make the most of social media, and understand the importance of networking and building community.

Learn the key elements of content creation, the basics of content marketing, and pick up a raft of social media tips and essentials.  

During the day we will cover: .....

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Creative Non-Fiction Festival 2015

Saturday 7 November 2015

The NSW Writers’ Centre is proud to announce its second Creative Non-Fiction Festival, curated by journalist, TV screenwriter, author and Good Weekend columnist Benjamin Law.

Our 2016 festival is for aspiring and practising writers, looking to hone their non-fiction skills in memoir and essay, criticism, profile and biography, science and medicine, opinion and columns, investigative journalism and travel writing. Beyond specific genres, another panel (‘Finding New Audiences’) sheds light on how non-fiction writers can translate their work into other platforms (radio, television and stage), while sessions titled #Protips and ‘How to Seduce an Editor’ offer invaluable industry insights from experts. .....

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2016 Blogging For Beginners - sold out!

Who: Will Kostakis
When:
2 x Saturday mornings: 7 & 14 May, 10am-1pm
Cost: Full Price:
$220; Member: $155; Conc Member: $130          
Level:
Beginner to Intermediate

This course is now sold out. Please email us to put your name on the waiting list.

There are two things a writer wants: to be published, and to be read. Thanks to advances in technology, the former has become a lot easier. All you need is a blog and time to fill it. A blog is an online journal that allows you to share your writing, be it creative, journalistic, or simply a personal account of your life. But there’s a big difference between being published and being read. .....

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