Children’s Book Consultation with Erica Wagner
Are you writing books for children U12? Long time publisher, editor and bookseller Erica Wagner has agreed to offer 30 minute personal feedback over Zoom after reading a selection of your work. This is a unique opportunity to get advice directly from an experienced publisher and gain valuable insight into your work. Not one to be missed! (more…)
Viral Poetry – 14 days of poetry and prose
We want to hear your voice in these strange times. We are calling for poetry and prose from those of us who are locked in or locked out. We’ll post your work on social media over the coming weeks. (more…)
2020 Chief Minister’s NT Book Awards
Submissions for the 2020 Chief Minister’s NT Book Awards have now closed.
The awards in 2020 were open to authors living in the NT who have had a book published in 2018 or 2019.
Since 2009, the awards have celebrated excellence amongst published authors residing in the NT. They draw national attention to NT writers and in the past have served to raise the profile of remote, regional and Indigenous voices. The awards take place biennially and this year, thanks to the generosity of Chief Minister Michael Gunner, we are again pleased to open three categories. (more…)
Work with us–Program Coordinator
The NT Writers’ Centre is hiring!
The Program Coordinator is a dynamic and multifaceted 0.6FTE position based in our Alice Springs office at the 67 Bath St arts hub.
The role calls for a wide range of competencies to assist in the delivery of a vibrant program of events and writer development opportunities across a vast and culturally diverse region. (more…)
2019 Andrew McMillan Emerging Writer’s Residency
Calling Festival Volunteers
Want to get involved in a festival jam-packed full of great writers discussing some of the key issues facing us today? NT Writers’ Festival, Alice Springs 2019 is currently seeking Festival volunteers.
Volunteering is a great way to meet writers and readers, and to get into the heart of what’s happening. Volunteers are ambassadors for the NT Writers’ Centre: enthusiastic, friendly, helpful and professional. If this sounds like you, get in touch!
Volunteers will be rostered during the four days of the festival, 16 – 19th May, depending on individual availability and our requirements. You can be involved in different areas of event and festival coordination, including but not limited to:
- Box office and front of house
- Venue bump in/bump out
- Artist transport and coordination
- Working behind the bar
- General errands/transportation
Volunteers make the NT Writers’ Festival happen; they are the glue holding all the different parts together. If you volunteer with us for a minimum of 4 hours, we will thank you for your time with a free Festival T-shirt and a complimentary three panel pass to sessions of your choice.
To register your interest, email your name and contact phone number to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line ‘Festival Volunteers’. Please let us know if you hold an Ochre Card, NT Drivers Licence, Responsible Serving of Alcohol Certificate or First Aid Certificate. We will be in touch to organise inductions and rosters in April.
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 email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Work with Us–Festival Manager
The NT Writers’ Centre is seeking a Festival Manager to work on the NT Writers’ Festival–Alice Springs 2019, May 16-19.
The position is approximately 24hrs per week starting the first week of February 2019 and moving to four/five days for up to six weeks in the lead up to the event. (more…)
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…)
imprint is an annual print publication devoted to NT writers and writing, produced by the NT Writers’ Centre. 300 copies are distributed to NT Writers’ Centre members and key partners. This is a targeted and niche opportunity to reach writing and reading loving audiences based primarily in the NT, with a small number interstate.
Call for Nominations: NT Writers’ Centre Board of Management
- Want to give back to your community?
- Help support the arts and writing?
- Are you skilled in legal, accounting, management, human resources, strategic planning, writing, publishing or arts administration?
Join our board and become a director of the NT Writers’ Centre.
If you’re from Alice Springs, Katherine, Darwin, Tennant Creek, Wadeye, or anywhere else in the NT, we want your ideas and enthusiasm. You don’t need previous board experience and you don’t even need to be a writer.
Being a member of our board can:
- Help shape the direction of the NT Writers’ Centre
- Empower your community to tell its story
- Make you an ambassador for literature
- Advance your career prospects
- Give you free management training and experience
We’ve supported writers and their writing since 1993 by giving a voice to the North and the Centre through writers’ festivals in Alice Springs and Darwin. We help writers share and discuss their work and improve their skills. We support poetry, plays, journalism, fiction, nonfiction, screenwriting, publishing and far more for everyone from children to adults.
Want to get involved?
Request a nomination form from email@example.com or phone our Darwin office on 08 8942 1100
Please note, nominees must be current NT Writers’ Centre members. To check your membership, join, or renew online, click here. Board nominations need to be received by close of business, Monday, 16 May.
NT Literary Awards
Administered by the Department of Arts and Museums, the Northern Territory Literary Awards celebrate the achievements of a wide range of emerging Northern Territory writers. (more…)
2016 Territory Read Awards
Submissions now closed. Thanks and good luck to all our entrants.
The Award Ceremony will be held at the State Library in Darwin, July 27.
The NT Writers’ Centre is once again proud to present Territory Read – the search for the NT Book of the Year.