At the Australian Writers’ Centre, we’re always looking at innovative ways to help you succeed in your writing goals. That’s why, as well as our ever-growing list of world-class online courses, we also offer a range of special events throughout the year.

Some of these events are completely free, including our Creative Coaching online sessions (exclusively for AWC graduates) or our ever-popular monthly Furious Fiction competition. Others include community meetups, online events and a range of in-person creative and freelance writing weekend workshops held in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth and other venues throughout Australia.

Numbers are often limited for these special events, so we always recommend booking early to secure your spot. We hope you’ll join us for an event very soon!

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Furious Fiction

FREE flash fiction competition

Starts 5pm Friday 2 July
55 hours. 500 words. 500 dollars.

Sydney-p71pe4ywrrswfouyw41ik202emhy74jvybwkp6rkb8

Creative Writing

Weekend Workshop with Pamela Freeman

Sat 17 and Sun 18 July
10am–4pm both days

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Creative Writing

Weekend Workshop
with Nicole Hayes

Sat 17 and Sun 18 July
10am–4pm both days

Brisbane

Creative Writing

Weekend Workshop
with Angela Slatter

Sat 17 and Sun 18 July
10am–4pm both days

Creative Writing

Weekend Workshop
with Annabel Smith

Sat 17 and Sun 18 July
10am–4pm both days

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Freelance Writing

Weekend Workshop
with Alexandra Spring

Sat 7 and Sun 8 August
10am–4pm both days

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Freelance Writing

Weekend Workshop
with Cindy Macdonald

Sat 7 and Sun 8 August
10am–4pm both days

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Writing Picture Books

Weekend Workshop
with Cathie Tasker

Sat 14 and Sun 15 August
10am–4pm both days

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Writing Picture Books

Weekend Workshop
with Judith Rossell

Sat 14 and Sun 15 August
10am–4pm both days

Brisbane

Writing Picture Books

Weekend Workshop
with Zanni Louise

Sat 14 and Sun 15 August
10am–4pm both days

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History, Mystery and Magic

with bestselling author
Kate Forsyth

Starts Mon 16 August
5 evenings 6.30–8.30pm AEST

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Fantasy, Science Fiction

with award-winning author Pamela Freeman

Starts Wed 1 September
5 evenings 6.30–8.30pm AEST

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Life Writing

with Australia's best- known memoir teacher Patti Miller

Starts Tue 21 September
6 evenings 6.30–8.30pm AEST