Hunter Writers Centre is leading a multi-arts activation of Nobbys-Whibayganba headland cottages to support the region’s unique and diverse local arts, culture, and tourism. 

Lighthouse Arts includes studio spaces, exhibition space, live events and an arts trading store. Visit Lighthouse Arts

Free writing groups
Writing contests awarding cash prizes
Discount on workshops
Social events

Writing Courses

creative writing
writing for children
memoir writing

2022 courses announced soon


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Lachlan Brown,
2021 Newcastle Poetry Prize winner


$25,000 prize pool
donated by the
University of Newcastle

2022 Newcastle Short Story Award now open for entries here 

2021 Winners
1st: Lucy Nelson (NSW)
2nd: Kit Scriven (Vic)
3rd: Alison Gibbs (NSW)


2021 Major Award winners:
David Terelinck
Emily Noske
Sally Davies

Over $7000 in prizes

We acknowledge the Awabakal and Worimi as the custodians of the lands on which we live, work and write.

Hunter Writers Centre
ABN 44 903 609 935

Postal Address:
​PO Box 494
The Junction NSW 2291 Australia

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Hunter Writers Centre is supported by:

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