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!

Writing Workout

with award-winning author Pamela Freeman

Starts Tue 18 January 2022
6 evenings 6.30–8.30pm AEDT

Opinion Writing

with freelance feature writer Vivienne Pearson

Starts Thur 20 January 2022
3 evenings 6.30–8.30pm AEDT

History, Mystery and Magic

with bestselling author
Kate Forsyth

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

Writing Workout

with publisher and editor Bernadette Foley

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

Edit Your Novel

with award-winning author Angela Slatter

Starts Thur 3 February 2022
6 month program

Crime and Thriller Writing

with world-class thriller writer L.A. Larkin

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

Food Writing

with freelance food writer Carli Ratcliff

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

UX Writing

with digital content specialist and UX writer Carli Ratcliff

Starts Thur 24 February 2022
2 mornings 10am–12pm AEDT

Furious Fiction

FREE flash fiction competition

Starts Fri 4 March 2022

55 hours. 500 words. 500 dollars

Fantasy, Science Fiction

with award-winning author Pamela Freeman

Starts Mon 7 March 2022
5 evenings 6.30–8.30pm AEDT

Profile Writing

with Australian author and feature writer David Leser

Starts Tue 22 March 2022
2 evenings 6.30–8.30pm AEDT

Plotting and Planning

with bestselling author
Kate Forsyth

Starts Mon 28 March 2022
2 evenings 6.30–9pm AEDT

Dare to Dream

Find your voice, tell your story with Kate Forsyth

Starts Tue 1 August 2022
4 evenings 6.30–8.30pm AEST