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Annual Program 2024

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

From introductory creative writing to exploring what it means to write ‘the other’, these workshops invite writers to deepen their connection with their craft and with fellow writers. Season Two is particularly Central Australia-focused as our Darwin team are preparing NTWF 2024! Keep an eye out for festival workshops to be announced soon. This season, we are thrilled to be producing a workshop tour to Tennant Creek in partnership with our friends at Barkly Regional Arts. Thanks also to our collaboration with Alice Springs Public Library which has made sure that several workshops can be offered for free. Our flagship writing and feedback programs continue into the year, get in touch with us to join 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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Thurs 11 April 2024, 6-8pm ACST

Writing Identity and Difference with Jeanine Leane

Wiradjuri writer Jeanine Leane will lead a workshop on writing identity, difference and writing ‘otherness’. Please note, this workshop is for established writers. Please feel free to get in touch if you have any questions regarding eligibility for the workshop via alice@ntwriters.com.au

Writing Identity and Difference


Mparntwe/Alice Springs Events

Thursdays, 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. Two places are currently available to join.

Join the Emerging Writers Group

13-14 April and 11-12 May 2024, 9am-7pm

NT Literary Awards Writing Bees

Join a dedicated group of other writers for two self-guided weekend residencies at Red Hot Arts with catering provided to fuel the creative fire. NT Literary Awards close midnight Mon 13 May.

NTLA Writing Bees

Tues 14 May 2024, 5.30-7pm

Creative Writing Kickstarter

Local writer Dave Clark will share a selection of writing prompts designed to kickstart writers’ creative aspirations. With techniques designed to help participants get in touch with their creativity, this is a perfect opportunity for anyone who has been looking to get started in creative writing.

Creative Writing Kickstarter

Thurs 16 May 2024, 12pm

Schools Writer in Residence: Youth Exhibition

Our Schools Writers in Residence, Jasmine Story and Jonny Rowden, are currently working with Year 10s at Centralian Senior College to explore creative responses to dystopia. Join the students as they share some of their work and launch a student-curated exhibition at the Library.

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Tues 21 May 2024, 5.30-7pm

Elevate Your Work with Dave Clark

In his second workshop, Dave Clark will encourage writers to take their work from good to excellent, sharpening existing material with a focus on how to get published. This free workshop is open to writers of all experience levels and genres.

Elevate Your Work

Sat 18 May 2024, 10am-4.30pm

Introduction to Playwriting with Mary Anne Butler

Join multi award-winning playwright Mary Anne Butler and local performance initiative Theatre Makers in this all-day introductory playwriting workshop! Applications for this free opportunity close Mon 15 April.

Introduction to Playwriting

Sun 19 May 2024, from 10am

In-Person Mentorship with Mary Anne Butler

While Mary Anne is visiting Mparntwe, writers can book one to one meetings for mentorship on a creative project. One hour sessions are available from 10am. Please email alice@ntwriters.com.au to choose a time slot before booking.

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Sat 15- Sun 16 June 2024

Writing for Podcasts on Tour!

Award-winning podcast creator Kylie Stevenson (Lost in Larrimah) brings her all-day podcasting workshop to Mparntwe/Alice Springs and Tennant Creek. This workshop is suitable for anyone interested in non-fiction audio storytelling, introducing the tools to conjure and craft a podcast, from generating and honing an idea right through to pitching.

Writing for Podcasts

Darwin events

Every third Sunday of the month, 2-5pm

Sunday Writers Review

The Sunday Writers Review group meet on the 3rd Sunday of each month at Darwin Trailer Boat Club. 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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Last Sunday of each month

Wild Words – Monthly Open Mic night

Wild Words is a live performance forum for poets and spoken word artists based in Darwin, Larrakia Country. Get your favourite writing medium ready and prepare to unleash your Wild Words. Themes announced each month via Facebook.

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Work With Us

Are you a writer with a connection to the NT looking to deliver workshops in 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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