Writing NSW is proud to be celebrating 30 years of supporting writers. Over the next year, we will mark this milestone with events, competitions, giveaways and a series of literary essays about the importance of writing communities. We hope you can join in our anniversary celebrations!
We’ll be making regular announcements in Newsbite so make sure you keep an eye out.
Writing groups are a great way to develop your work, stay motivated and make friends. June’s competition saw you talking about what made your writing group special. The lucky winner, Deborah Huff-Horwood, received a $30 Writing NSW gift voucher. Congratulations Deborah!
As part of our 30th anniversary celebrations, Writing NSW has commissioned a series of essays from writers close to the organisation on the theme of writing and community.
In the tenth instalment of the series, Ashleigh Kalagian Blunt explores the facets of writing and community .
Read an excerpt of the essay below, or read the full version here.
“These days nearly all my friends are writers. Much of the joy in my life comes from our conversations about books, our introspective lives, and our work. It also comes from witnessing their efforts and celebrating their successes.”
You can read the full list of essays in our Feature Articles.