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Annual Program 2024

NT Writers Centre proudly presents our Jan-April 2024 workshop lineup, designed to fuel the artistic journey of NT writers at all stages of development.

From audio storytelling to arts-based methods for getting ‘unstuck’, these workshops are an invitation to foster connections within our writing communities, develop your craft, and discover new methodologies. We are excited to be embarking on a new partnership with Centralian Senior College in our new Schools Writer-in-Residence program, and continuing to offer our flagship writing and feedback programs: The Sunday Writers Review (Darwin) and the Emerging Writers Group (Mparntwe/Alice Springs).

Online Events

One to One Mentoring with Mary Anne Butler

Need some help to move your writing to the next level? Consider being mentored by Mary Anne Butler. Mary Anne works with writers across all genres including fiction, non-fiction, memoir, poetry and writing for performance.

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Sun 11 Feb – Sun 24 Mar 2024

Story in Six Weeks with Mary Anne Butler

This engaging online workshop series with award-winning author Mary Anne Butler supports participants to produce a solid narrative map from which to complete their longer form story, novel, novella, memoir or stage play. Limited spots available.

Story in Six Weeks

Mparntwe/Alice Springs Events

Resuming Thurs 25 Jan 2024, 5.30-7pm

Emerging Writers Group

The Emerging Writers’ Group is a place for would-be writers, not-quite writers, and anyone who needs time and space to put words onto the page. Sessions are held in-person on Thursdays at Red Hot Arts from 5.30-7pm.

Join the Emerging Writers Group

Fri 2 Feb 2024, 5-6.30pm

Get-Together at Red Kangaroo Books 

Celebrate the new year alongside book-loving friends at the NTWC and Red Kangaroo Books annual get-together. Show off your literary knowledge in a game of bookshelf treasure hunt and enjoy some delicious refreshments.

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3-part series starts Weds 31 Jan 2024

Unravel: A Multi Arts Approach to Writing with Emma Trenorden

Step into the transformative world of self-expression and creativity in this captivating three-part workshop series.

Unravel: A Multi Arts Approach to Writing

Fri 5 April – Sun 7 April 2024

Writers’ Retreat at Campfire in the Heart

Bask in the beautiful surroundings of Campfire in the Heart on Arrernte country in this fully catered, self-guided writing retreat. With accommodation options to suit a range of budgets, the retreat includes writing feedback from author Renee McBryde, yoga sessions, serene writing spaces, walking trails and swimming pool.

Writers’ Retreat 2024

April – May 2024

Schools Writer-In-Residence

A brand-new youth program in partnership with Centralian Senior College and Alice Springs Public Library in 2024, supported by Alice Springs Town Council. Our Writer-in-Residence will spend 6 weeks at CSC, guiding and inspiring budding writers to tell their stories, hone their skills, and unleash their imaginative potential. An exhibition and reading of students’ work will take place at Alice Springs Public Library at the end of the residency.

Darwin events

Resuming Sun 21 Jan 2024

Sunday Writers Review

The Sunday Writers Review group meet on the 3rd Sunday of each month, 2.00 – 5.00pm. Based on a template designed by author and editor Dina Davis, these workshops allow members to present and then get feedback on their work from a supportive group of co-writers. It’s a chance for members to present and then get feedback on their work from a supportive group of co-writers. Places are limited. If you are interested in joining and/or would like more information please email or call 8941 2651.

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Resuming February 2024

Wild Words – Monthly Open Mic night

Wild Words is a live performance forum for poets and spoken word artists based in Darwin, Larrakia Country.

Follow Wild Words

Sat 3 Feb 2024, 2-3.30pm

Deep Listening – Generative Writing with Kuya James

Music is a powerful cue for creativity. Join multi-talented music producer Kuya James for an electrifying DJ set in this immersive 90-minute workshop.

Deep Listening – Generative Writing

Sat 10 Feb 2024, 10am-3.30pm

Writing for Podcasts with Kylie Stevenson

Join Kylie Stevenson, co-creator of the Walkley Award-winning Lost in Larrimah, to discover the tools to conjure and craft a podcast, from generating your idea right through to pitching what you produce.

Writing for Podcasts

Wed 21 Feb 2024, 5pm

In Conversation with Alley Pascoe

Alley Pascoe’s speciality is co-writing memoirs. Her books include the best-selling Heartstrong with Ellidy Pullin, Love and Pain with Ben Gillies and Chris Joannou of Silverchair, The Girl in the Green Dress with Jeni Haynes and The Flying Nurse with Prudence Wainwright. Come along to hear Alley in conversation with Laura Lewis (The Bookshop Darwin) discussing her books, the process and how she came to be a sought after collaborator.

In Conversation with Alley Pascoe

Sat 2 March 2024, 10am-3pm

Recording Oral Histories with Charlie Ward & Ben Ross

Are you passionate about people’s stories? Are there amazing oldies in your life whose tales need recording? This workshop will cover oral history, from its historical roots to the ethical issues of interviewing, and how to safely manage your sound files.

Recording Oral Histories

Thur 21 March 2024, 6.30pm

Book Club Trivia Night

Gather your friends and put your bookish smarts to the test at another great Book Club Trivia Night. Enjoy a fun evening of literary trivia while raising funds to support the NT Writers Centre programs and festival.

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Work With Us

Are you a writer with a connection to the NT looking to deliver workshops in mid-late 2024? We accept submissions via a simple Expression of Interest form: tell us about your practice, where you’re based and what you would like to offer!

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