Event Recap / First Friday Club: Intellectual Property in the Digital Age
Angelo Loukakis kicked off last week’s First Friday Club with a brassy iPhone recording of jazz clarinettist, Edmond Hall. Hall played in Louis Armstrong’s All Stars band in the 1950s, and indeed, was a famous New Orleans jazz, Swing, and big band performer in his own right. His frenetic clarinet rendition of Sweet Georgia Brown […]
News / Australia Council Grants Seminar
Have you ever thought about applying for a grant from the Australia Council, but haven’t been sure if you’re eligible or what you can apply for? Have you heard about the Australia Council’s Early Career Artists and Producers Program? It offers support to writers in the first five years of their career and includes the […]
Writers On Writing / Question of the Month: I’m a Writer – Do I Have To Be Online?
Each month we aim to bring you a question which tackles some of the Big Questions in the world of writing. This month, we’re trying to show you why the answer to the question above is an emphatic Yes. (Unless you really, really don’t want to.) Having an online presence can take a few forms. […]
Writers On Writing / So You’ve Got a Story – Now What?
Most people have an interesting life story or family history and many toy with the idea of writing it – someday. Initially there are more questions than answers. Where to start? How to tell the story? What to include or leave out? What period should it cover? It can be overwhelming. Amanda Hampson, author of […]
Writers On Writing / The Art of Revision: Pulling Back and Diving Deep with Laurel Cohn
Editor Laurel Cohn shares her thoughts on the art of revision. Successful authors often note that the art of a good book lies in the revision process. Getting your story down (whether fiction or non-fiction) is a great achievement, but the real work begins with rewriting. And rewriting. And more rewriting. I don’t mean to […]
Writers On Writing / Question of the Month: How Do I Get Published?
Each month we aim to bring you a question which tackles some of the Big Questions in the world of writing. This month, we’re focusing on how to get published. This is the number one question we get asked, and like all Big Questions, it doesn’t have an easy answer. Hopefully we can point you […]
Writers On Writing / Secrets Revealed! Inside a Writers’ Group
Penny Morrison runs the writers’ group Picture This, which meets regularly at the Centre. We asked Penny to share her writers’ group experience: Writing is a social occupation. Or it can be, if you’re part of a critique group like mine. It’s true that writing does involve some amount of sitting alone at my computer, […]
Writers On Writing / Three Things with Barry Divola
Successful freelance writer Barry Divola shares with us three things that he wishes someone had told him before he became a writer: 1. I wish I knew when I left high school that I could actually work as a full-time writer for a living. Then I mightn’t have spent years at university getting a BA […]
What We're Reading / NSW Writers’ Centre staff list their favourites of 2012
As you can imagine, people who work at the Writers’ Centre are voracious readers. As we lead in to Christmas and New Year, where you hopefully will be able to grab some reading time in a hammock somewhere, we thought it was a good chance to reflect on what we’ve read that’s stayed with us […]