Territory Read Awards Night!
Meet the shortlisted authors and find out who will be taking home the Chief Minister’s Book of the Year!
With special guest speaker, Kate Wild, whose recent debut Waiting for Elijah examines the fatal police shooting of 24-year-old Elijah Holcombe. Elijah was mentally ill when he was shot by Senior Constable Andrew Rich in a small back street of a large country town. Waiting for Elijah is about compassion and fear, about the systems we use to try to fix things, and the strength that resides in owning our human frailties.
Kate Wild is an investigative journalist whose work with distinguished teams at the ABC has been recognised with three Walkley Awards and a Logie. Her reports from Darwin, where she lived from 2010 to 2016, laid the groundwork for a Four Corners story on juvenile detention that prompted the calling of a Royal Commission.
Tickets include a special Sri Lankan banquet dinner.
Sunday, July 29
The Spice Garden, Pavonia Place, Nightcliff
$60/$50 NTWC members
New board elected
Thanks to everyone who came along to the AGM. We had a huge turnout!
As per the constitution, all board positions were declared vacant, and a new board was elected (although we’re happy to see some previous board members returning for another term).
Our Board Members as of May 30, 2018 are – (more…)
2018 Territory Read Shortlist
The NT Writers’ Centre was pleased to announce the 2018 Territory Read Shortlist at the festival opening of Wordstorm Darwin.
This year, the judges received and considered 24 individual works over a number of categories. The incredibly varied submissions provided a unique insight into the diversity and breadth of NT writers and the stories they tell. Especially notable was the large number of non-fiction entries, ranging from touching memoirs of individuals to more scholarly works capturing NT history and history makers.
AGM, 30 May 2018
The Annual General Meeting of the NT Writers’ Centre will be held on Wednesday, 30 May at 5.30pm.
Territory Read Book of the Year
Submissions are in for our 2018 search for the best in NT writing.
A shortlist will be announced at the festival opening of Wordstorm–Darwin, on Thursday May 24.
Since 2009, the Territory Read awards have created an opportunity to celebrate excellence amongst published authors from the NT. They also draw national attention to NT writers and in the past have served to raise the profile of remote, regional and Indigenous authors. The awards take place biennially and this year there are three categories. (more…)
Calling Festival Volunteers
WRITE NOW: DARWIN
Come write with a bunch of folk who are writing stuff. Anything. Everything. Everyone.
Hosted by a local writer in a lounge room setting, WRITE NOW is a laid-back get- together where you can work on whatever you like and be inspired by the constant tap of productive fingers and minds. You won’t be asked to share your writing (you can do that at Wild Words!) but you will get to share in a delicious afternoon tea and the buzz of writing together.
Held on the first Saturday of every month, 2 – 4pm @ ACCOMPLICE
Cost: $5 on arrival
Presented by NTWC in partnership with ACCOMPLICE & StoryProjects
Wordstorm 2018 | Save the Date
Wordstorm 2018 will take place in Darwin, May 24-27.
Keep an eye on our website for announcements and details.
Festival Director, Sally Bothroyd, can be contacted with enquiries at firstname.lastname@example.org
Territory Read Book of the Year
Submissions are now closed. The 2018 Territory Read Book of the Year shortlist will be announced at Wordstorm–Darwin, May 24-27. (more…)
Writing from Larrimah | Rochelle Nicholls
“The secret of it all is to write – without waiting for a fit time or place.”
– Walt Whitman
Walt Whitman knew the importance of every moment to a writer. Despite being lauded as the one of the greatest poets in American history, Whitman worked a succession of jobs throughout his life, including as a deliveryman, journalist, schoolmaster, and Civil War medic, cramming his writing into spare moments between his daily labors. This is a remarkably common phenomena, even among the giants of world literature. (more…)
2018 Year of True Stories
From Kim Mahood’s Craft for a Dry Lake, to Margaret Kemarre Turner’s Iwenhe Tyerrtye, to Marie Munkara’s Of Ashes & Rivers that Run to the Sea; the Northern Territory has a rich history of literature that weaves narrative with non-fiction to tell stories about culture, place and identity. (more…)
Imprint | December 2017
The December 2017 issue of imprint, the Northern Territory Writers’ Centre Journal is headed to members’ mailboxes.
Writing and reflections by Candy Royalle | Beth Sometimes | Georgia Curren + more. Meet Delhi author and 2018 Darwin Wordstorm guest speaker Mayank Austen Soofi. New fiction by Sylvia Purrurle Neale. Local books by Kieran Finnane + more.
Summer Office Closure
Please note that the NT Writers’ Centre offices in Darwin and Alice Springs will be closed for the Holiday period. Book sales will be delayed during this time.
Darwin Office Closure
December 14 to January 29
Alice Springs Closure
January 15 to February 15
NT Poets headed to Sydney
The winners of the NT heats of the Australian Poetry Slam, held in Alice Springs and Darwin over the last month, are headed to Sydney to perform in the national finals in Sydney on October 15. (more…)
Andrew McMillan Memorial Retreat in Larrimah
The NT Writers’ Centre is pleased to announce that the recipient of the second annual Andrew McMillan Memorial Retreat in Larrimah will be Rochelle Nicholls.
This year there were 19 applications from people interested in spending two weeks at the Larrimah Hotel while they worked on a literary project.
Andrew McMillan was a founding force of the NT Writers’ Centre, and left a bequest to enable the NT Writers’ Centre to offer this retreat to an emerging writer “across genres”.
Andrew often went to the Larrimah Hotel when he wanted to get some (mostly) uninterrupted writing time, and he is buried near the small settlement.
Rochelle is a NSW writer who is working on a biography of Aeneas Gunn, the husband of Jeannie Gunn who penned We of the Never Never, so no doubt the Larrimah retreat will be inspiring for her, and will help inform her project.
Book of the month
Stories and Poems for Radio by Central Australian Writers
Barking DogsBuy Now