Now inviting 2017 program ideas

    Do you have an idea for an engaging workshop, event, masterclass, panel or collaboration?

    The ACT Writers Centre is now seeking submissions for writers and industry professionals to participate in the 2017 ACT Writers Centre program.

    Please submit your ideas by Thursday 26 October 2016 (5pm). For details and guidelines, click here.


Events & Workshops

Creating Exceptional Children's Books: Leigh Hobbs in conversation with Tania McCartney

6-7pm Friday 28 October

Learn how to make your children’s book exceptional with an illustrated talk about the creative process including writer voice, confidence and creating from the heart.

Leigh Hobbs is best known for his children's books featuring his characters Old Tom, Horrible Harriet and Fiona the Pig and Mr Chicken. Leigh has three times been shortlisted for the CBCA Picture Book of the Year Award and his books have won every major children’s choice award in Australia. 

Children's Book Creator Masterclass with Tania McCartney

3-6pm Saturday 19 November

Join author, illustrator and editor, Tania McCartney, for this exclusive 3-hour event for serious creators—an in-conversation workshop with content decided by you!

Tania McCartney adores books and words and pictures. If she could, she would live inside a book, and as an author, illustrator and editor—she kind of already does. An experienced magazine and book editor, independent publisher, reviewer, features writer and columnist, Tania has three decades of experience in magazines and publishing.

Editing Your Manuscript: An Editor's Tips

10am–3pm Saturday 4 December

This workshop will give you the tips and techniques (some computer-based) to help make your manuscripts as accurate, consistent and professional as possible.

Phillip Berrie works as a freelance writer, copyeditor and proofreader. Phillip has also worked for a number of well-known Australasian speculative fiction authors (notably, Trudi Canavan and Glenda Larke), and he himself is a published author.

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