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!

Profile Writing

with Australian author and feature writer David Leser

Starts Tue 30 November 2021
2 evenings 6.00–8.00pm AEDT

Furious Fiction

FREE flash fiction competition

Starts Fri 3 December 2021

55 hours. 500 words. 500 dollars

Creative Coaching

Australian Writers' Centre graduate events

Sign up to hear about future event dates

Opinion Writing

with freelance feature writer Vivienne Pearson

Starts Sat 4 December 2021
3 mornings 10am–12pm AEDT

Dare to Dream

Find your voice, tell your story with Kate Forsyth

Starts Tuesday 4 January 2022
4 evenings 6.30–8.30pm AEDT

Writing Workout

with award-winning author Pamela Freeman

Starts Tuesday 11 January 2022
6 evenings 6.30–8.30pm AEDT

Life Writing

with Australia's best-known memoir teacher Patti Miller
BOOKED OUT

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

History, Mystery and Magic

with bestselling author
Kate Forsyth

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

Edit Your Novel

with award-winning author Angela Slatter

Starts Thursday 3 Feb 2022
6 month program

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Creative Writing

Weekend Workshop with Pamela Freeman

Sat 5 and Sun 6 February 2022, 10am–4pm both days

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Creative Writing

Weekend Workshop
with Nicole Hayes

Sat 12 and Sun 13 Feb 2022, 10am–4pm both days

Crime and Thriller Writing

with world-class thriller writer L.A. Larkin

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

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Freelance Writing

Weekend Workshop
with Alexandra Spring

Sat 19 and Sun 20 Feb 2022
10am–4pm both days

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

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Writing Picture Books

Weekend Workshop
with Cathie Tasker

Sat 5 and Sun 6 March 2022
10am–4pm both days

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Freelance Writing

Weekend Workshop
with Cindy Macdonald

Sat 5 and Sun 6 March 2022
10am–4pm both days

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Writing Picture Books

Weekend Workshop
with Judith Rossell

Sat 12 and Sun 13 March 2022, 10am–4pm both days

Fantasy, Science Fiction

with award-winning author Pamela Freeman

Starts Mon 7 March 2022
5 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