Become a Member
Annual fee $49.50 (inc. GST) - concession also available Scroll down to complete Membership form
Member Benefits: Share your work with writers and readers in your area Discounts on our courses Monthly Literary News Free monthly writing groups: poetry, writing for children, speculative fiction, memoir and more Publishing opportunities and writing contests throughout the year awarding cash prizes. Members' only webpage with information about competitions, professional development, lit services and resources. Mentorship program - advice on content, voice, structure of your work. Social events for you to meet other writers and share experiences Literary Resources sourced and recommended by HWC Social Media groups to keep you connected
Once a month: Click to view the monthly Writing Courses 1st week each month: Creative Writing - Thursday evening, 4-7pm, Maitland 2nd week each month: Poetry group - Saturday, East Maitland Creative Writing - Wednesday - at Merewether 3rd week each month: Creative Writing - Saturday, Belmont Creative Writing - Wednesday - an online group Creative Writing - Friday, East Maitland Writing for Children - currently full 4th week each month: Speculative Fiction writers (sci-fi, horror, dystopia etc) - Saturday, Wickham Poetry Group - Saturday, Newcastle - currently full
Complete the form below to become a member.
How it works:
- As soon as your payment is confirmed you will receive an email to ‘activate’ your membership.
- You will then receive a second email from ‘WordPress’ containing your username and password for login.
- If you have not received these emails check your junk mail folder or contact us.
- If you opt to pay by invoice, please allow 2-3 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.
“I’ve learned a great deal from the course presenters and from listening to other members' writing.”Christopher Hardwick, Writer
“The Newcastle Poetry Prize, co-ordinated by Hunter Writers Centre, is the jewel every poet would love to claim.”Jean Kent, Poet, past Newcastle Poetry Prize judge and HWC member for 16 years
“Hunter Writers Centre has become the inspiration and anchor for all my writing ideas and projects. If you’re a writer, it’s the best $49.50 you’ll ever spend.”Holly Bruce, Short story writer, winner of the Newcastle Herald short story competition 2017 & 2018
“After forty years working in advertising, joining HWC has made me appreciate how much writing is the richest and most rewarding creative pursuit.”Graham Davidson, Writer and children's book illustrator
“Through Hunter Writers Centre I’ve met good writers and interesting people, often at the same time.”Clark Gormley, Poet and performer
“Writing is often a solitary pursuit and the Hunter Writers Centre provides contact with other writers and a diverse range of opportunities to further your writing journey.”Anthony Wood, Screen and prose writer