Become a Member

Annual fee $49.50 (inc. GST) – concession also available

 Member Benefits

    • Free monthly writing groups: poetry, children’s literature, speculative fiction, general creative writing – see schedule below.
    • Writing contests throughout the year awarding cash prizes – see our ‘Writing News’ page for the latest round.
    • Discounts on our courses
    • Monthly Literary News delivered to your inbox
    • Regular blog posts from staff and other members
    • Members’ only webpage with information about professional development, lit services and resources.
    • Mentorship program – advice on content, voice, structure
    • Social events – meet other writers and share experiences
    • Literary resources sourced and recommended by HWC
    • Links to literary services: editors, assessors, mentors
    • Social Media groups to keep you connected

3 min video about HWC membership

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 Writing Groups for members:

1st week each month:

Creative Writing
Thursday evening, 4-7pm, Maitland

2nd week each month:

Poetry group – Saturday, East Maitland

Creative Writing – Saturday, Wickham

Diverse Universe – Wednesday, Spec Fic group – online

3rd week each month:

Creative Writing – Saturday, Belmont      

Creative Writing – Wednesday evening – online

Creative Writing – Friday, East Maitland

Writing for Children – currently full

4th week each month:

Speculative Fiction writers (sci-fi, horror, dystopia etc)
Saturday 2-5pm, Wickham

Poetry Group – Saturday, Newcastle – currently full

Complete the form below to become a member.

How it works:

  • When your payment is confirmed you will receive an email to asking you to ‘activate’ your membership.
  • You will then receive a second email from ‘WordPress’ containing your username and password for login.
  • Not received? check your junk mail folder/contact us.
  • Requested to pay by invoice? allow 5 business days to receive your invoice.
  • Membership subscription is for 12 months. You will receive notification of renewal approx. 14 days prior to your anniversary date. You can opt out of renewal.

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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