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.
NT Winner for the Australian Poetry Slam
Huge congratulations to Melanie Mununggurr-Williams from Darwin for becoming the first Indigenous Australian Poetry Slam National Champion!
After winning the Darwin heats earlier this month, Melanie went on to take out the finals in Sydney over the weekend.
Winners of the NT poetry heats
Congratulations to the winners of the NT heats of the Australian Poetry Slam. Melanie Mununggurr-Williams from Darwin (depicted) and Mallory Potash from Alice Springs will be heading to Sydney to perform in the National championships.
Larrimah Retreat 2018
A panel of four judges met and discussed the applications, and the successful author heading to Larrimah for the 2018 Andrew McMillan Memorial Retreat is Palmerston writer Kaye Aldenhoven.
Kaye is a poet and writer, who is working on a memoir of her life in the NT.
Thanks to all the people who were brave enough to apply.
Expressions of Interest | 2019 Workshop Program
The NT Writers’ Centre invites proposals from authors, poets, playwrights, screenwriters and writers of fiction and nonfiction, to take part in our 2019 program of events. We also welcome proposals from editors and publishing industry professionals. (more…)
NT chair for FNAWN!
Preceding the FNAWN National Workshop Canberra 23-26 August, Central Australian poet, academic and stand-up comedienne Yvette Holt was appointed Chairperson of the First Nations Australia Writers Network. Yvette brings with her to the position of Chair more than 15 years of literary experience across fields of research Auslit: The Resource for Australian Literature (UQ 2006-2009), Lecturer of Diploma of Creative Indigenous Writing (CDU, Batchelor Institute 2012-2015), Fred Hollows See My World Indigenous youth and literacy, and Director of the National Indigenous Writers & Education Conference (University Wollongong, CDU 2010-2011). Having facilitated, promoted, edited and mentored for more than a decade in the Northern Territory with NTWC, IAD Press and Barkly Arts, Brisbane-born multi-national award winning poet Yvette, continues to live, write and work in Alice Springs.
Yvette Says: “The Northern Territory is home to some of Australia’s most unique and acclaimed writers, storytellers and poets, as a self-proclaimed Territorian, I am keen to work with and cultivate all writers to publish their very best armour of literature. Emphatically, I would encourage all First Nations Territorians to write, write, write. These are the most exciting and enriching times for our writers and poets to continue anchoring their history and creative writing into the landscape of Australian literature. I would encourage all Aboriginal writers of the NT to take membership with FNAWN. Check out our homepage for more information and updates on FNAWN.” FNAWN website link
Eight scripts selected
Congratulations to the eight central Australian playwrights whose ten-minute scripts have been selected to be developed in a ten-day intensive as part of the Totem Theatre Short Play Program.
The intensive will take place in late October with playwright Sandra Thibodeaux.
The plays developed as part of this process will be produced and staged in 2019.
The selection panel was thrilled by the quality and number of submissions received and about the diversity of the selected plays. Thanks to everyone who submitted and we look forward to workshopping and presenting the following new works:
A Family Portrait–Jo Dutton
Lady Haha goes to Rehab–Bianca Gonos
No Spanish Mackerel!–Biddy O’Loughlin
The Mission–Kristy Schubert
Alcoota Passion–Michael Watts
This initiative is proudly supported by the NT Writers’ Centre.
2018 Andrew McMillan Emerging Writer’s Residency
NT Writers’ Festival–Alice Springs | Save the Date
We’re thrilled to announce that NT Writers’ Festival–Alice Springs will take place 16-19 May 2019.
Keep an eye on our website for announcements and details.
We can’t wait to see you there again!
The last Sunday of the month, it’s the open mic, spoken word afternoon, presented by the NT Writers’ Centre.
This month’s theme: Postcard from Christmas
Time: 3pm to 5pm
Place: The Darwin Railway Club, Somerville Gardens, Parap
Cost: $5/ or free for kids or performers AND BECAUSE IT’S CHRISTMAS, FREE THIS MONTHS FOR NTWC MEMBERS AND ASA MEMBERS!
New Darwin office!
The Darwin office of the NT Writers’ Centre has moved!
All of the arts organisations in the Frog Hollow Centre of the Arts are in the process of moving due to the construction of Barneson Boulevard.
The new NTWC Darwin office is on the second floor of Harbour View Plaza, 8 McMinn Street. Hopefully we’ll also be able to use a conference room on the second floor for writing workshops.
2018 Territory Read winners
NT Literary Awards
The annual Northern Territory Literary Awards have celebrated the work of Northern Territory writers for more than 35 years. It is part of an ongoing program of events at the Northern Territory Library that celebrate the achievements of established and emerging writers, storytellers and prominent Territorians. (more…)
Book of the month
Living in HopeBuy Now