Open House with HarperCollins and Harlequin
SOLD OUT – Join the waitlist. This opportunity is open to Writing NSW members only. Bookings open Monday 3 September. How does a publishing house work? Ever wondered how a publisher decides whether or not to commission a work? Interested in getting feedback on your submission? On Friday 16 November, meet publishers from HarperCollins and […]
Join the waiting list. In its annual Honouring Australian Writers series, Writing NSW pays tribute to writers who have made an important contribution to our literary culture. This year we honour Oodgeroo Noonuccal (1920-1993), Australia’s first published Aboriginal poet.
Kids & YA Festival 2018
Now in its tenth year, the 2018 Kids & YA Festival will take place on Saturday 30 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.
Inside Publishing: Negotiating The Publishing Industry
Each year, Writing NSW partners with regional writers’ festivals to present ‘Inside Publishing’, a panel discussion that explores the inner workings of the publishing world. This event provides networking opportunities and information about the industry to writers in regional NSW. This year the event will be held at Bellingen Readers & Writers Festival. Come along […]
Writing NSW Launch
Join us at Lazy Bones in Marrickville on Thursday 7 June for readings from Early Career Writer Grant recipients Jarrah Dundler, Alana Hicks, Shankari Nadanachandran, Drew Rooke, and Kerri Shying, and the recipient of the 2018 NSW Writer’s Fellowship, Stephen Pham, plus prizes and the reveal of our program.
Talking Writing: Make It Funny
Tragic, challenging or just plain boring, our first Talking Writing of the year brings together writers who find humour in the typically unfunny. Junkee’s News and Politics Editor, Osman Faruqi, will chair a panel including renowned tragic comic Annaliese Constable, slam poet and performance artist, Kevin Duo Jin, and Sweatshop’s Associate Director, novelist Tamar Chnorhokian. […]
Speculative Fiction Festival 2017
Get up close and personal with some of Australia’s finest spec fic authors this July, as Cat Sparks directs her second Speculative Fiction Festival. Alongside a genre-spanning program of panels, the popular kaffeekaltsches are back, giving attendees the opportunity to take part in intimate group chats with the likes of Sean Williams, Margo Lanagan, Garth […]
Talking Writing: Classics, conventions & clichés and NSWWC program launch
Ever thought you’d like to write what you don’t know? To tell, not show? To go tell Shakespeare to take a hike and make way for something else in the syllabus? Subbed In and NSW Writers’ Centre are getting together some of their favorite wordsmiths to flip the tables on everything you’ve been taught about […]
Talking Writing: India
India has long been the subject of literary fascination, from within and without. But what does it mean to write about a country, particularly when your sense of belonging may be complicated or compromised? And as far as muses go, what particular appeal or challenges does India present as a place and culture? Manisha Jolie […]