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March 18, 2019

Dark and Loving It – Crime Writing Part 3

Home Sweet Home . . . or is it? Crime Writing with Megan Buxton   Carly scrambled from bed, stumbling and snatching at the darkness, caught between fight and flight. Where? Where was he? Listening, straining for sounds, she heard the thump of her heart, the dry gasp of her…
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March 7, 2019

Dark and Loving It – Crime Writing Part 2

Women and Crime Crime Writing with Megan Buxton Crime, mystery and thriller are the most popular genres in Australia - a large percentage of book sales come from this category and I’ve made a substantial contribution to that statistic. There’s an ever-increasing TBR pile on my bedside table and I…
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March 1, 2019

Dark and Loving It – Crime Writing Part 1

Dark and Loving it Crime Writing with Megan Buxton   I love a good murder. Don’t be alarmed. I’ve never actually killed anyone; nor am I likely to (though my partner might debate that). I am also, I hope, unlikely to be the victim of a violent crime. But, according…
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November 29, 2018

Our members – 2018 achievements

Susan Francis began writing her memoir in 2015. It progressed well and she and her husband decided to move to Spain for a year so she could complete it. How wonderful is that? However, six months in, tragedy struck when her husband died. Susan returned to Mayfield and found writing…
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October 28, 2018

Thoughts from poetry winners

The 2018 Newcastle Poetry Prize winners are listed on our competition page The 2018 anthology, BUYING ONLINE, is on sale here Here are thoughts from our winners:   If poets can be said to have careers, then winning this prize is definitely an enormous career highlight. Its status as the major prize…
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September 9, 2018

History Festival September 2018

The first week of September every year is History Week in NSW and Hunter Writers Centre is proud to partner with Lake Macquarie libraries to present a wonderful program of local, national and global history. Talks, presentations, interactive displays and interviews are delivered at Toronto, Speers Point and Belmont libraries.…
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August 7, 2018

Grieve Live Reading – video

August is Grief Awareness month in Australia. Hunter Writers Centre holds an annual writing competition in honour of this month. The print and e-anthology (click to purchase) features over 100 works but here are the 22 prizewinning pieces read with captions. Choose to watch individual pieces read with captions here…
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August 6, 2018

Announcement – 2018 Grieve Writing Competition Prizewinners

Congratulations to the prizewinners in the 2018 Grieve writing competition. Grieve Volume 6 is now available for sale - click to purchase Watch the reading (with captions) of the 22 prizewinning pieces here Congratulations: The National Association of Loss and Grief (NALAG) Award  Blood and bone by Justine Hyde The…
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July 5, 2018

Announcement – Grieve Competition 2018 Finalists

Congratulations to the 110 writers listed below. These poems and stories are published in Grieve Volume 6 available from the Grieve Project  website. Here is the list of 22 prizewinners who have won the prizes kindly donated by our sponsors. Title First Name Family Name 4pm Sara Crane A black…
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May 16, 2018

Blue Knot Foundation

Within Blue Knot Foundation, the national Australian organisation which supports adults who have experienced all sorts of trauma, abuse and violence in childhood grief and loss is never far from the surface.    Whether it is loss of childhood, of innocence, of meaning, of family or of possibility, Blue Knot…
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April 18, 2018

Jean Kent – poet and mentor

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April 7, 2018

2018 Newcastle Short Story Award prizewinners

The 2018 anthology is now on sale Congratulations to all the prizewinners: First Prize – sponsored by the University of Newcastle, awarded to Shaynah Andrews (pictured R with Prof Darrell Evans and Ryan O'Neill, judge) Here is an excerpt from her winning story 'Not for Me to Understand': My blood…