Welcome to our community of writers
Open House with Pantera Press
On Friday 20 March 2020 Pantera Press, a boutique Australian publishing house with a focus on finding and developing the next generation of talented Australian storytellers, will be in residence at Writing NSW. This members-only event will open for bookings on 3 February 2020.
Kids & YA Festival 2020
The 2020 Kids & YA Festival will take place on Saturday 27 June! Directed by best-selling, internationally published children’s author Belinda Murrell, this year’s Festival showcases some of Australia’s best-known and dearly loved authors, illustrators, publishers, media personnel and industry professionals.
Writers On Writing / Keeping your writing muscles limber, with Hilary Bell
We spoke with internationally produced playwright Hilary Bell ahead of her six-week course, Creativity for Writers, starting on Wednesday 12 February. If you want to reignite your creativity this year, check out the courses we’re running to help you do just that here.
Book Review / Akin by Emma Donoghue
By Jan Allerton
“A further joy is Donoghue’s impressive breadth of knowledge, combining ancient gods and philosophy with truths about the horrors of Nazi occupation and those of a tough suburban drug culture.” – Jan Allerton reviews Akin by Emma Donoghue.
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 / Therese Spruhan
By Lou Garcia-Dolnik
‘[I wanted] to show the complexity of our relationship with pools as much more than places where we learn to swim and cool off in summer… the pool has inspired imaginations, built courage, fulfilled dreams, provided a refuge and, for some, has been a type of church.’