Writing NSW is situated in the historic Garry Owen House in Callan Park and has been around for over 25 years. Officially opened in 1991 after a successful government lobby by book and screenwriter Angelo Loukakis, the resulting facility for the development of writers has seen many successful, aspiring and culturally diverse authors pass through its halls.
If you wish to follow in the footsteps of the likes of Kate Forsyth, who credits the Centre’s courses as critical for her early development, you can sign up for a myriad of courses catering for all tastes. Alongside teachings on topics such as crime writing, non-fiction, picture books, editing, self-publishing and much more, Writing NSW also runs a lively program of events including festivals and morning tea.
Perhaps the First Friday Club, a monthly conversation with an industry professional might be your thing, or maybe you'd like to follow the annual Honouring Australian Writers series, where tribute is paid to writers who have made an important contribution to Australian literary culture.
For teachers or prospective purchasers there is a wonderful book review page on the website. Writers can choose from a variety of support resources such as writing groups, mentorships and grants with additional opportunities for regional and indigenous writers, and writers with disability.
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Introduction by Fiona C Lloyd