Welcome to our community of writers
FUNDING NEWS: Writing NSW lost its ongoing state government funding at the end of 2020, as part of a decision to grant just 5% of long-term arts funding to literature. While we have now been granted operational funding for 2021, the battle to have our multi-year funding reinstated continues. You can read an update and find out how to let the government know your views here.
Online: First Friday Club with Dr David Roland
First Friday Club, our monthly conversation with an industry professional, is a chance for our community to learn more about the writing and publishing industry. It can be hard to feel resilient as a writer at the best of times, but with a global pandemic and time spent in lockdown, mental health can take a […]
Writing On Our Calendar / October 2021
Fill your October with these wonderful writing events. There’s a range of online events to keep you going as we (slowly) exit lockdown including Booktober, online conversations about all things writing, workshops, a ground-breaking opera film and more!
Each month we shine our spotlight on a member of the Writing NSW community to learn more about their writing journey, achievements and inspirations.
Spotlight On / James McKenzie Watson
“Lean into the emotion. By their nature, psychological thrillers (and psychological dramas, which I feel better describes my writing!) turn on internal conflict, and so it follows that gripping and plausible internal drama maximises their effectiveness.”