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 third 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 NSW. Read more
Learn the craft of writing short, sharp plays which will entertain, transfix, influence and suspend disbelief.
Develop your own story idea; discover the art of telling a grand narrative; how to write authentic dialogue; and create characters who’ll win hearts and move an audience to tears. Read more
Melbourne author Rajith Savanadasa is the March writer in residence at Booranga Writers’ Centre for 2017. Rajith was born in Sri Lanka and now lives in Melbourne. He turned to creative writing in the final year of an engineering degree, which he followed up with the Professional Writing and Editing course at RMIT University. Read more
Narrandera Arts and Creative Network (NACNet) and the Pen to Paper Writers Narrandera present a 2 day Creative Writing Workshop funded by Arts NSW Country Arts Support Program and delivered by Ron Pretty on the 25 & 26 March 2017. Read more
Entries are now open for the NSW Premier's History Awards 2017.
The NSW Premier's History Awards were first presented in 1997 to honour distinguished achievements in history by Australian citizens and permanent residents. Read more
Writers and aspiring writers are invited to join the Big Skies Collaboration Skywriters Project to author stories, in any genre, about their own or other people's relationships with celestial phenomena in our Southern Sky. Read more
The Verse and Short Story competition is a highly regarded literary element of the Henry Lawson Festival. There are multiple classes for various ages and abilities in both verse and short story. Judging is by impartial, highly regarded authors and performers. Read more
Enter the Banjo Paterson Writing Awards to be in the running for some great cash prizes. The are four categories – Short Story with a $1,000 first prize, Open Poetry with a $1,000 first prize, Bush Poetry with a $500 first prize and the ABC Central West Radio Children’s Writing Awards, with a first prize of $200. Read more
The response to the New England Regional Art Museum (NERAM) lecture this Saturday by leading barrister and author Mark Tedeschi QC about the Myall Creek Massacre was reportedly so positive that Mark agreed to present a second lecture on Sunday morning after the first lecture booked out. Since the announcement of this second available lecture, the second lecture has also booked out! Read more
Varuna, the National Writers House invites writers living in regional New South Wales and the greater Sydney area to apply for a two-week residency at this historic home in the Blue Mountains. Read more