Applications open!

    We're excited to announce that 2015 is the year of nonfiction for our HARDCOPY development program.

    HARDCOPY is open to all emerging Australian writers of nonfiction who are serious about their practice and have a project in development.

    Expressions of interest close 4pm Friday 13 March 2015

    Find all of the details here.

    HARDCOPY has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.



Events & Workshops

Kaaron Warren Turning Your Dreams into Stories People Want to Read with Kaaron Warren

10am–1pm Saturday 28 February

The workshop will discuss the history of dream analysis, the purpose of dreams and the possible meanings of dreams. We will talk about individual dreams, and explore ways to turn them into actual stories. Potential participants should start a dream diary, so they have material to work with.

Bram Stoker Nominee and Shirley Jackson Award winner Kaaron Warren has lived in Melbourne, Sydney, Canberra and Fiji. She's sold almost 200 short stories, three novels (the multi-award-winning Slights, Walking the Tree and Mistification) and four short story collections.

Debbie Richardson

Get Motivated to Write with Debbie Richardson

11:30am–1:30pm Sunday 15 March

To succeed takes patience, persistence, and passion. But how do we stay patient, persistent, and passionate throughout our long and often lonely writing journey?

Debbie Richardson writes speculative fiction as D L Richardson. Her first short story was published in 2005, and she has had four more short stories published, four novels, one short story anthology, and a novella. She is currently working on a four book series.

Kate Forsyth Building Castles in the Air: A Creative Writing Masterclass with Kate Forsyth

10am–4pm Saturday 11 April

What tools do we need to create such a vivid and believable world? What are our building materials? Together Kate Forsyth and her students will learn about the writer’s toolbox and the key building blocks of narrative.

Kate Forsyth is the internationally bestselling and award-winning author of thirty books, ranging from picture books to poetry to novels for both children and adults.

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