Welcome to our community of writers
First Friday with Anne-Marie Te Whiu
First Friday, our monthly conversation with an industry professional, is a chance for our community to learn more about the writing and publishing industry. This April, we chat with Anne-Marie Te Whiu about making a career as a poet in the current Australian publishing landscape.
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 / Jonathan Cant
‘Sometimes a poem just needs to “find the right home”. I believe it’s crucial to remain optimistic and never give up on your craft. Be true to your own unique experience: what you know, feel, and wish to communicate — and the manner in which you want to do it.’
Spotlight On / Vivian Pham
‘Try to find communities wherever you are and wherever you go, one friend at a time. Creating art itself can take turns being exhilarating, boring and painful. Having friends and mentors to wade with you through times of doubt is the reason I’m still able to write.’