ACT Writing and Publishing Awards 2015

    The Centre invites proposals from authors, poets, playwrights, screenwriters and writers of fiction and nonfiction to take part in our 2016 program of events. We also welcome proposals from editors and publishing industry professionals, as well as professionals who are interested in being mentors, or manuscript assessors

    For an expression of interest form, please click here (.doc).

    ACT Writing and Publishing Awards 2015

    The Anne Edgeworth Fellowship for Young Writers is provided annually to an emerging young writer in the Canberra Region.  The Fellowship is worth up to $5,000 and is to be used to advance the recipients’ education, skills and experience in the craft of writing. 

    For more information and an expression of interest form, click here




Events & Workshops

Benjamin LawSundays at Home with Sarah St Vincent Welch

Lanyon, 10am–4pm Sunday 11 October
Calthorpes’ House, 11am–4pm Sunday 18 October
Mugga-Mugga, 11am–4pm Sunday 25 October 

Discover how ideas of home, place, and memories can be sources for poetry, life writing and fiction, over three Sundays at the historic Lanyon, Calthorpe’s House and Mugga-Mugga properties. The guided writing workshops include a tour and will draw inspiration from the homes, the landscape, and reflect on domestic life, leisure, work and change.

Sarah St Vincent Welch is a creative writing facilitator with over fifteen years of experience. Her short fiction has been published and anthologised.

A Raft of Drafts with Lizz Murphy

11am-1pm, Saturday 10, 17, 24 October; and 7, 14, 21 November

A Raft of Drafts is a series of six workshopping sessions guided by published poet Lizz Murphy, suitable for new and developing writers with a small folio of poems in progress. Lizz will help you develop your self/critiquing, drafting and editing skills with the aim of advancing or even finalising some of those poems. Includes feedback, advice on related issues and writing exercises.

Lizz Murphy has published 12 books of different kinds, including seven poetry titles. She is widely published in Australia and overseas.

The Basics of Fiction Writing with Ian McHugh

10am–4pm Sunday 26 September

This workshop aims to teach participants about structure and elements of prose fiction. Participants will take away insights into the basic elements of writing fiction, and tricks, tools and rules of thumb for how to make them work, as well as practical experience in applying these ideas to the development of their own stories.

Ian McHugh’s debut short story collection, Angel Dust, was a finalist for the 2014 Aurealis Awards and is available from Ticonderoga Publications.

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