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NTLA Writing Bees

Our NT Literary Awards Writing Bees are designed to give busy writers the time, space, and snacks to polish their submissions.

The annual Northern Territory Literary Awards have celebrated the unpublished work of Northern Territory writers for 40 years. It is part of a special program of annual events at Library & Archives NT that celebrate the achievements of established and emerging writers, storytellers and prominent Territorians.

Whether established or emerging, all writers from across the Northern Territory are encouraged to enter unpublished work for a chance to win cash prizes, free memberships and performance passes.

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Available FREE for NTWC members, sign up below for up to four days of dedicated writing time at our Writing Bees in Mparntwe/Alice Springs.

  • Writers will have access to the cosy Red Hot Arts meeting room, where our Emerging Writers Group is held.
  • Writing Bees are self-guided sessions of focused writing time in small groups of up to 10.
  • Work alongside other writers, boost your productivity and keep your focus.
  • Use the outdoor space at RHA for some social breaks and a kitchenette to prepare drinks and snacks.
  • Lunch, tea and coffee will be provided, though of course feel free to bring your favourite energy-boosters to fuel your creativity!
  • Not a member? Sign up here and you’ll be able to book for free.

Book Your Writing Bee!

There is no restriction on how many dates you can book. Places are limited to 10, so please get in contact with us if your plans change so that we can offer your space to another writer. Bookings are for the whole day – writers are free to use this time as they wish.

Sat 11 May 9am-7pm