First Tuesday Live Readings at Newcastle Art Gallery
bring your readings
3pm, Tuesday 3rd September
The Kilgour Prize for portraiture (a few pictured here) is on display at Newcastle Art Gallery.
Come and read a poem or prose piece in response to one of the works on display. Click here for more portraits if you cannot make it to the gallery before our live reading afternoon.
Future dates: October 1st - Robert Dickerson: Off the Canvas (opens August 24) November 5th - Wish You Were Here: landscapes from the collection
Grieve Award Announcements
Saturday 17th August, 2pm
On Saturday, go to this page to watch the video broadcast from the comfort of your lounge room
Listen to the top 25 award winning pieces read to you with captions
All selected authors announced and Grieve anthology Volume 7 is launched
Self-Publishing Success with Nigel George Saturday 31st August, 9 am - 3 pm Wickham Sell More Books with Less Effort This short course will help you overcome any limiting beliefs you have about self-publishing and put you on the right path to becoming a successful author.
Writing for Children with Jacqueline Harvey Saturday 14th September Do you harbour dreams of being the next JK Rowling or Andy Griffiths? If you love writing for children and want to spend a day learning the ins and outs of the business then this course is for you. Join bestselling author, Jacqueline Harvey as she covers topics including:
writing and editing tips,
information about publishers
knowing when your manuscript is ready to submit
the value of professional editorial assessment
garnering the publishers’ attention
dealing with rejection
what to expect when you land a deal
what happens when you’re published
Hunter Writers Centre funds the artists of Heart Open – literature, dance, fashion, art. Come along to the next event in the 2019 series: Wednesday 14th August Wickham Park Hotel 6.30 - 9.30 Featuring poet Ivy Ireland, dancer Vivienne Rose and musician Demi Mitchell
Our August blogger is Ted Bassingthwaighte on True Crime Writing Thank you to our Members who have blogged: Poetry - by Prof. Christopher (Kit) Kelen Australian Literature - by Susan Francis Speculative Fiction - by HWC Spec Fic writers Graham Davidson Writing History - by Christine Bramble Crime Fiction - by Megan Buxton
Prof Christopher Kelen
HWC Member News
Nicole Sellers' poems Ode to my axial skeleton and Sun coat have been published in The Enchanting Verses Literary Review.
Anne Walsh (L) has been shortlisted for the ACU Prize for Poetry again this year
Literary Articles for you Vale Toni Morrison The Love Poems of Michelangelo Mad Magazine Ceases Publication Australian author, Nobel candidate Gerald Murnane is quitting publishing An Aboriginal way of telling stories ‘A woman ahead of her time’: remembering the Australian writer Charmian Clift, 50 years on
Writing Opportunities and Events
2019 New England Thunderbolt Prize open for entries until 7 October
2019 Buzz Words Short Story Prize Short story prize for adults writing for children until Monday 2 September 2019
HWC Writing Groups Attendance is free as part of your membership. There are vacancies in most of our groups especially: Belmont, Maitland and Teralba. Email us for more information or see the entire list in the Members Area