Byron Writers Festival presents Matt Noffs (CEO of the Ted Noffs Foundation) in conversation with Chris Hanley about his new book Addicted? The book, and impending discussion, is about addictions of all kinds. Addiction to smartphones, sex, games, social media, gambling, money, but most of all to alcohol and drugs. At a time when the Australian government wants to drug test welfare recipients, do we really understand addiction and how someone becomes addicted to a substance or behaviour in the first place? Read more
The 2019 round of fellowships for Indigenous writers is now open under a program developed by Varuna the National Writers’ House, Magabala Books, Sydney University and the Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund. Read more
Would you like the opportunity to have your work read by one of Australia’s leading publishers, with a view to possible publication? The Varuna Publisher Introduction Program (PIP) offers just that, along with a seven-day residency at Varuna and a manuscript consultation with one of Varuna’s writing consultants. Read more
Applications are now open for the 2018 Writing NSW Grants, developed to support writers and writing in NSW. A total of $27,000 in funding is available and there are grants reserved for applicants in regional NSW. Read more
This July Booranga Writers' Centre will be welcoming award-winning author Ellen van Neerven to Wagga Wagga. Ellen will be in residence from 9 until 14 July and will deliver the ASAL Patrons Lecture at the Wagga Wagga Art Gallery on Friday 13 July as well as conduct a writing workshop on Saturday 14 July at Booranga. Read more
Varuna the National Writers’ House invites writers from across Australia to apply for a Varuna Residential Fellowship.
A Varuna Residential Fellowship offers writers working across a wide range of literary forms and genres the gift of uninterrupted time to develop a new work in an inspiring environment and a collegial atmosphere. Read more
Now in its fourth year, don’t you think it’s your turn to discover our Winter Writers Retreat? By the end of the weekend, with the help of our mentors, you’ll be inspired, motivated and maybe even have that next chapter. Read more
Applications for the Writing NSW Access for Regional Writers Grants are now open and close on Sunday 17 June. The grants are awarded by Writing NSW to help writers in regional NSW access professional development. Read more
Affirm Press and Varuna the National Writers’ House are pleased to announce that applications for the Affirm Press Mentorship Award are open online. Now in its fourth year, this creative partnership offers up to three writers developing exceptional new work the opportunity to work with the Affirm Press publishing team while in residence at Varuna in the Blue Mountains of NSW. Read more
Image: John Muk Muk Burke of the Black Wallaby Writers' of the South Coast Writers' Centre.
Please join Booranga as we welcome the Black Wallaby Writers’ of the South Coast Writers’ Centre as they present the book launch of, and readings from, Dreaming Inside – Voices from Junee Correctional Centre. Read more
Booranga's second writer-in-residence for 2018 is YA author Lili Wilkinson, who will be in residence from 1 May until 14 May. During her stay at Booranga Lili will give a public reading at the Historic Council Chambers Thursday 3 May, 5 to 7pm and conduct a writing workshop at Booranga on Saturday 12 May, 2 to 4pm. Read more