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 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!

Furious Fiction

FREE flash fiction competition

Starts Friday 2 Sept

55 hours. 500 words. 500 dollars

Plotting and Planning

with bestselling author
Kate Forsyth

Starts Mon 5 September 2022
2 evenings 6.30–9pm AEST

UX Writing

with digital content specialist and UX writer Carli Ratcliff

Starts Mon 5 September 2022
1 day 10am–4pm AEST

Fantasy, Science Fiction

with award-winning author Pamela Freeman

Starts Mon 12 September
5 evenings 6.30–8.30pm AEST

Plain English Business Writing


with award-winning freelance writer Michelle Guillemard

Starts Mon 12 September
2 mornings 10am–12pm AEST

Writing Young Adult Fiction

with award-winning author Pamela Freeman

Starts Tue 13 September 2022
5 evenings 6.30–8.30pm AEST

Editing Essentials

with award-winning freelance writer Michelle Guillemard

Starts Mon 19 September 2022
2 mornings 10am–12pm AEST

Food Writing

with freelance food writer Carli Ratcliff

Starts Mon 10 October 2022
5 evenings 6.30–8.30pm AEDT

History, Mystery and Magic

with bestselling author
Kate Forsyth

Starts Mon 10 October 2022
5 evenings 6.30–8.30pm AEDT

Writing Workout

with editor and publisher Bernadette Foley

Starts Mon 10 October 2022
6 evenings 6.30–8.30pm AEDT

Profile Writing

with Australian author and feature writer David Leser

Starts Wed 2 November 2022
2 evenings 6.30–8.30pm AEST

Life Writing

with Australia's best-known memoir teacher Patti Miller

Starts Tue 17 January 2023
6 mornings 10am–12pm AEDT

Crime and Thriller Writing

with world-class thriller writer L.A. Larkin

Starts Wed 15 March 2022
5 evenings 6.30–8.30pm AEDT