About First Friday Club
First Friday Club is a monthly event at Writing NSW, free and exclusive to members. The club takes place on the first Friday of every month (March-October) from 10am-11:30am. Each month a new guest speaker from the writing industry, be they author, editor, publisher or journalist, joins us for a group conversation about writing. This session is then followed by a delicious morning tea.
This members-only event is free, but RSVPs are essential.
Hazel Lam is a Senior Book Designer at HarperCollins Australia. Hazel, whose breathtaking designs have earned her the titles of 2018 Emerging Designer of the Year and 2019 Book of the Year (for The Lost Flowers of Alice Hart), has designed covers and internals for an impressive range of fiction, non-fiction, illustrated books, YA and […]
Online: First Friday Club with Benython Oldfield
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Online: First Friday Club with Rosemarie Milsom
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