Graduate Reviews

Plotting and Planning

“I can’t speak highly enough of Kate as a presenter. She is extremely knowledgeable but is able to share her knowledge with everyone in a really engaging way. 10 out of 10 (can I make that 100 out of 10?!).”

Sandra Groom

A one or two day course with the AWC will give your writing a turbo charge! The courses are very practical and you will be able to apply the learning immediately and see improvements to your writing.

Sandra Groom

“Kate was excellent! She has a lot of energy and passion for the subject. The Australian Writers’ Centre is friendly and welcoming.”

Adelaide Hunter

“I loved Kate’s systematic approach and big, generous heart. I would highly recommend the Australian Writers’ Centre.”


“This course made me realise that planning and researching is by far a better way to write. I feel that following all the tools that Kate will make me more organised and productive with my time. Kate was very professional and presented the information in a way that was easy to understand. Kate is an amazing teacher and passionate about what she does. The Australian Writers’ Centre is a very professional institution which really makes you feel that you are learning and is great value for money.”

Philippa Barton

“This is a comprehensive course, covering all bases of plotting and planning from a fresh, highly practical perspective. Although I had some knowledge of the basic theory, Kate’s sharing of her views and methods gave me some interesting new tools to explore going forward. Kate is a writing Goddess! It’s a privilege to receive her astute, witty and empowering wisdom. If you have the opportunity to attend one of her workshops do so without hesitation! The Australian Writers’ Centre offers a fantastic range of informative, relevant and entertaining courses.”

Sharon Barba

“This was hands down the best course I’ve done so far. Kate was so passionate and eager to share her wisdom with us, you could tell she really cared and packed as much info as possible into the day. Each bit was incredibly useful. The course was incredible – do it!”

Nicole Webb

“The course was a huge success for me. I have been recommending AWC for years… Excellent value and, in particular, the online courses are top notch. This was my first on-location soirée and I loved it!”

Anne Hayes

“Pamela is really great, so knowledgeable, and has a wealth of experience that she is very generous in openly sharing with her students. The course was extremely worthwhile. Such great information and always well presented by all the teachers I’ve had so far.”

Shane Tartakover

“OMG Pamela Freeman is the most beautiful funny and insanely amazing soul I have ever met in my life – I love her energy and generosity.”

Lorraine Bosnich

“Australian Writers Centre is a professional, fun learning experience that provides students a excellent starting point or encouragement to continue writing.”

Gemma Hamilton-Katz

“The information provided was really practical. I came away with tools that will help me to knuckle down and start writing! I loved the location. Easy train travel and a pleasant walk to a beautiful venue. Kate gives every participant a solution to their writing problems – she balances group needs with individual’s needs perfectly. The courses at AWC are practical, concise and great value for money.”

Carol Chapman

“I liked the small group size, the diversity of the participants and the content of the course. The presenter was exceptional – Kate knew her subject and delivered it in a logical, interesting and well-paced way. AWC have well-run professional courses. If you are serious about developing your writing skills in a focussed way, then I would recommend AWC.”

Clara Luxford

“Kate is great presenter, she gives so much of herself. She is passionate and you can feel that her ultimate desire is for all of us to succeed.”

Karen Young

“AWC run professional courses which can be applied for immediate improvement. I have completed several courses. I loved Plotting and Planning with Kate – absolutely loved it.”

Virginia Klemt

“Kate Forsyth is professional friendly and easy to connect with. I found her knowledge incredibly valuable and I am especially grateful for the experience and opportunity to pick her brain.
Thank you so much Kate”

Debra Phillips-Webb

“There was a lot of information, all relevant – I took pages and pages of notes. Equal parts inspiration and practical! Kate was a fabulous presenter! She kept us on target, gave us a great handout, generously answered our questions at lunch and after the session had finished. Her course was well-structured, flowed well and delivered everything it promised and more.”

Karen Corner

“Kate was engaging and put everything in laymen’s terms for us. She was well presented, knowledgeable, personable and easy to talk to. This course was value for money and had exceptional content.”

Lorraine Eljuga

“The content was exactly as promised and what I needed. The group size meant it was easy to get along with everyone and still be able to ask questions and get feedback from Kate. Kate is a wonderful presenter. She is energetic and very passionate about what she is teaching which infects everyone in the class. You can’t help but enjoy it. She is very knowledgeable and willing to share that knowledge. AWC cover every aspect of creative writing and the presenters are wonderful and helpful. The classes and lessons are packed full of literary goodness and I would highly recommend them to anyone starting out or wishing to take their writing career further.”

Leanne Burns

“Having Kate as a presenter was definitely the most enjoyable part of the course. She is so full of life and enthusiasm which helps to really engage you in the subject matter. Her attitude towards her students is wonderful. She is so caring and invests herself in her students’ writing and their areas of need. She brings a lot of heart to the course.”

Sarah Mendham