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…)
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, 3 – 5pm @ The Mayfair Gallery, 7 Harriet Place, Darwin City.
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 email@example.com
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…)
Book of the month
Living in HopeBuy Now