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Presenters Claire Scobie, Kate Forsyth; and course manager Danielle Williams

Presenters Claire Scobie, Kate Forsyth; and course manager Danielle Williams

Welcome to the Australian Writers’ Centre – a vibrant community of diverse people who all share one thing in common – a love of words! We’re proud to say that our students come from all walks of life, experiences and locations. Because great writing can, quite literally, come from anywhere.

Inspire. Create. Write.

You’ve heard of ‘writer’s block’. Well, think of the Australian Writers’ Centre as the complete opposite of writer’s block… a place where inspiration, encouragement and motivation don’t just reside – they thrive. This was certainly the aim of founder Valerie Khoo when she launched the Centre back in 2005. And since then, we’ve grown to a community of almost 30,000, with over 40 short different courses running at regular intervals throughout the year!

Learn from the best

Students at the Australian Writers’ Centre

Students at the Australian Writers’ Centre

You’re in very capable hands, with our insanely talented presenters teaching industry-savvy courses as varied as the English language itself. From novel writing to corporate writing, thrillers to screenplays, picture books to travel writing, blogs, grammar, food writing and more. There’s definitely something for everyone, with many of our students going on to succeed in the world of writing and publishing.

We are committed to ensuring that you receive quality and consistency across all our courses – whether you learn online or in our classrooms. Without a doubt, you learn from the best authors, journalists, bloggers and communication experts in the industry. They don’t just teach you theory – they’re at the coalface every day so they’ll bring you insight and practical advice on how to really get published and the best way to shape your new career.

Your national network

Australian Writers’ Centre students at our meet-ups

Australian Writers’ Centre students at our meet-ups

You’ll find us in Sydney, Melbourne and Perth. Or if you’re online (like half our courses are), then you could find us in Singapore, Manchester or Panama – in fact, anywhere with Internet access! Each Australian Writers’ Centre course is jam-packed with invaluable industry insights and enough tips, tricks, thrills and spills to scare off even the nastiest case of writer’s block. So… what are you waiting for? This is your year! Let’s be awesome together!