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 Fri 1 October 2021

55 hours. 500 words. 500 dollars

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Edit Your Novel

with award-winning author Pamela Freeman
BOOKED OUT

Starts Wed 6 October 2021
6 month program

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Opinion Writing

with freelance feature writer Vivienne Pearson
BOOKED OUT

Starts Sat 9 October 2021
3 mornings 10am–12pm AEDT

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Writing Workout

with publisher and editor Bernadette Foley

Starts Mon 11 October 2021
6 evenings 6.30–8.30pm AEDT

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Creative Coaching

Australian Writers' Centre graduate events

Sign up to hear about future event dates

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Opinion Writing

with freelance feature writer Vivienne Pearson
BOOKED OUT

Starts Tue 12 October 2021
3 evenings 6.30–8.30pm AEDT

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Freelance Writing

Weekend Workshop
with Cindy Macdonald

Sat 23 and Sun 24 October 2021
10am–4pm both days

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UX Writing

with digital content specialist and UX writer Carli Ratcliff

Starts Tue 26 October 2021
2 mornings 10am–12pm AEDT

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Opinion Writing

with freelance feature writer Vivienne Pearson

Starts Thu 28 October 2021
3 evenings 6.30–8.30pm AEDT

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Weekend Workshop
with Cathie Tasker

Sat 30 and Sun 31 October 2021
10am–4pm both days

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Creative Writing

Weekend Workshop with Pamela Freeman

Sat 6 and Sun 7 November 2021, 10am–4pm both days

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Dare to Dream

Find your voice and tell your story with Kate Forsyth

Starts Mon 1 November 2021
4 evenings 6.30–8.30pm AEDT

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Weekend Workshop
with Judith Rossell

Sat 13 and Sun 14 November 2021, 10am–4pm both days

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Fantasy, Science Fiction

with award-winning author Pamela Freeman

Starts Mon 15 November 2021
5 evenings 6.30–8.30pm AEST

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Creative Writing

Weekend Workshop
with Nicole Hayes

Sat 20 and Sun 21 November 2021, 10am–4pm both days

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Life Writing

with Australia's best-known memoir teacher Patti Miller

Starts Sat 15 January 2022
6 mornings 10am–12pm AEDT

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History, Mystery and Magic

with bestselling author
Kate Forsyth

Starts Mon 31 January 2022
5 evenings 6.30–8.30pm AEDT

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Crime and Thriller Writing

with world-class thriller writer L.A. Larkin

Starts Tue 22 February 2022
5 evenings 6.30–8.30pm AEDT