Poetry Slam Final 2019!
Hi folks, it’s that time again! The poetry slam final 2019!
Come down to the railway club on the 28th July and enter the competition as part of July’s Wild Words. The winner gets a free ticket to Sydney to take part in the national finals, courtesy of the NT Writers’ Centre.
Want to know how it’s done? Click here to watch a video of the 2018 winner, our very own MELANIE MUNUNGGURR-WILLIAMS, who not only won the NT competition but smashed it down in Sydney and won the national prize as well!
There are a few rules we have to follow in order to be eligible for the national final, so check them out here.
Darwin Railway Club, Parap, NT 0820
July 28th, 3pm till finish
$5 entry, free for performers
Thanks for a great festival in rainy Alice Springs!
It’s a wrap! Heartfelt thanks to the writers & storytellers who participated in the NT Writers’ Festival 2019. Your words resound in the air still. May the conversations shared and connections made sow the seeds of inspiration to bring forth new writing. Thank you to the Arrernte dancers and songmen; the musicians who carried the conversation beyond words; the readers, the interpreters, the facilitators and MCs – you have together made an unforgettable festival. (more…)
Q&A: Self-publishing your novel
Are you planning on self-publishing your novel? Perhaps you already have and want some advice on maximising its potential? Join local self-published authors Mel A Rowe and Sean Guy for an informal Q&A discussing the process: from finding a good editor and the importance of beta readers, to formatting correctly for online and print, all the way to navigating and developing your ‘Author Platform’ in this increasingly social media based world. They’re here to help. (more…)
New members on NTWC board
The NTWC AGM was held on Tuesday, April 23.
With the election of the board, we gained two new board members. (more…)
Borderlands – call for submissions
Are you a storyteller living in the Northern Territory? Or a storyteller with a legacy connection to the Territory?
Borderlands is open for submissions for its first online edition and, in partnership with Westerly, a special Northern Territory feature of six pieces to be published in Westerly’s November 2019 print edition. All submissions to Borderlands that meet Westerly’s submission guidelines will be considered for both the Borderlands online edition, to be published in September 2019, and the Westerly feature. (more…)
Arrernte Women’s Poetry
Across February and March, the Akeyulerre Healing Centre and NT Writers’ Centre paired up with poet Penny Drysdale to work with a group of Arrernte women who are writing poetry. (more…)
AGM, 23 April 2019
This is notice that the Annual General Meeting of the NT Writers’ Centre will be held on Tuesdsay, 23 April at 5.30pm. (more…)
February Graphic Novel Club
NT Writers’ Centre has been working with a group of exceptional young, Alice Springs-based graphic novelists.
Lauren Boyle, Declan Miller, Alyssa Mason and Seraphina Newberry are working to complete manuscripts to be published by Gestalt Publishing and the Indigenous Literacy Foundation (ILF).
They are so thrilled about this opportunity and so are we!
Katherine Writers’ and Readers’ Festival
Write Off! the Katherine Writers’ Festival being run by the Katherine Region of Writers, in partnership with Katherine Regional Arts and with sponsorship from the NTWC, is fast approaching!
In support of the festival, the NTWC will hold two workshops in Katherine over the weekend of June 1-2. One on writing for comedy with Amy Hetherington, and one with playwright Alana Valentine so keep an eye on our website for more news!
For info about other events going on for this weekend, email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Second Announcement | 2019 NT Writers’ Festival–Alice Springs
Transformative agriculture, the aftermath of fire, and truth-telling and memorialising Australia’s past are conversations these writers will be bringing to the 2019 NT Writers’ Festival–Alice Springs.
Announcing our second line-up of Festival guests. (From left to right)
Larrimah Retreat Blog
Darwin writer and poet Kaye Aldenhoven went to Larrimah – a tiny settlement on the Stuart Highway, about 400 kilometres south of Darwin – for the third annual Andrew McMillan Memorial Retreat. Andrew left a bequest to the NT Writers’ Centre to enable this retreat, and it’s currently held at Larrimah, where Andrew is buried. (more…)
First Writers Announced | 2019 NT Writers’ Festival–Alice Springs
Announcing the first line-up of writers joining us for the 2019 NT Writers’ Festival–Alice Springs. (more…)
Imprint | December 2018
The December 2018 issue of imprint, the Northern Territory Writers’ Centre Journal is headed to members’ mailboxes.
Writing, interviews and poetry by Kelly-lee Hickey | Melanie Mununggurr-Williams | Varunika Ruwanpura + more. Hear from Children’s Laureate and 2019 NT Writers’ Festival guest speaker Morris Gleitzman. Local book reviews by Penny Drysdale + more.
Short script intensive with Sandra Thibodeaux
In October 2018 eight central Australian playwrights attended a ten-day intensive with Darwin-playwright, Sandra Thibodeaux as part of the Totem Theatre Short Play Program. (more…)
Marvel-ous Graphic Novel Workshop
This month, Centralian Middle School students, Lauren Boyle, Seraphina Newberry and Alyssa Mason joined Declan Miller at Centralian Senior College to write and illustrate their own graphic novel under the creative mentorship of Yawuru graphic novelist Brenton E. McKenna and editor, Wolfgang Bylsma, Geshalt Publishing, Perth. Students were so enthused with the creative process that they turned up for an extra Saturday workshop.