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) and 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.

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!

Plain English Business Writing

with content manager and web editor Grant Doyle

Starts Tue 5 March 2024
2 mornings 10am–1pm AEDT

FOCUS ON… Flashbacks and Memories


with award-winning author Pamela Freeman

Thu 7 March 2024
7-8.30pm AEDT

Profile Writing

with award-winning author and feature writer David Leser

Starts Tue 12 March 2024
2 evenings 6.30–8.30pm AEDT

Creative Coaching

‘How to be a successful writer' with Valerie Khoo and Pamela Freeman

Thur 14 March 2024
7.30–8.30pm AEDT

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Creative Writing

Weekend Workshop
with award-winning author Nicole Hayes

Sat 16 and Sun 17 March 2024
10am–4pm both days

Writing Workout

with editor and publisher Bernadette Foley

Starts Tue 19 March 2024
6 evenings 6.30-8.30pm AEDT

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Writing Picture Books

Weekend Workshop
with Judith Rossell

Sat 23 and Sun 24 March 2024 10am–4pm both days

Writing Workout

with award-winning author Pamela Freeman

Starts Tue 2 April 2024
6 evenings 6.30-8.30pm AEST

Furious Fiction

FREE flash fiction challenge

Starts Friday 5 April 2024

55 hours. 500 words. 

Food Writing

with award-winning food writer and editor Carli Ratcliff

Starts Mon 29 April 2024
5 evenings 6.30–8.30pm AEST

Editing Essentials

with content manager and web editor Grant Doyle

Starts Tue 30 April 2024
2 mornings 10am–1pm AEST

UX Writing

with digital content specialist and UX writer Carli Ratcliff

Starts Wed 1 May 2024
1 day 10am–4pm AEST

Crime and Thriller Writing

with world-class thriller writer L.A. Larkin

Starts Tue 7 May 2024
5 evenings 6.30–8.30pm AEST