Day: December 15, 2021

is it succession or secession?
Our famous Q&As!
Dean Koorey

Q&A: Succession vs secession

Each week here at the Australian Writers’ Centre, we dissect and discuss, contort and retort, ask and gasp at the English language and all its rules, regulations and ridiculousness. It’s a celebration of language, masquerading as a passive-aggressive whinge about words and weirdness. This week, we’re succeeding… Q: Hi AWC,

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More than 50 AWC alumni and presenters published books in 2021
Alumni/Student success stories
Australian Writers' Centre Team

More than 73 books published by AWC alumni and presenters in 2021!

Success comes in all shapes and sizes and for more than 62 of our alumni and presenters, it came in the size and shape of a published book. That’s right, 51 alumni from the Australian Writers’ Centre community published more than 57 books in 2021! Of course, that’s no surprise

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What words defined 2021 according to dictionaries?
Word lovers
Australian Writers' Centre Team

2021 Words of the Year

Every year, the world’s major dictionaries look at their data and announce their “word of the year” based on search trends. Traditionally it was a varied mix of duck milkshakes, metrosexuals and even emojis. But last year saw a common theme – with the likes of “pandemic”, “COVID”, “lockdown” and

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