About South Coast Writers Centre

We provide professional development, information and networks for writers and readers on the South Coast and Southern Highlands of NSW.

The South Coast Writers Centre supports the creation and enjoyment of Australian literature through the provision of creative and professional development, literary events and audience growth across the New South Wales South Coast.

The Centre aims to promote regional writers and writing in Australia while fostering creative and professional development for South Coast writers. The development of existing and new audiences for writers and writing is strongly supported, and the distinct literary cultures of the South Coast are valued and sustained. The Centre always strives for the inclusion of South Coast writers in Australian literary culture, and ultimately endeavors to maintain social inclusion, access, equity and the participation of members in all aspects of the Centre.

The Centre’s premises are located in the University of Wollongong. The South Coast Writers Centre is a membership-based, incorporated not-for-profit organisation supported by Arts NSW, Wollongong City Council, Wollongong Art Gallery and the University of Wollongong. It is part of Litlink, a statewide network of writers’ centres.

Mission statement:

  • Promoting regional writers and writing in Australia
  • Fostering creative and professional development for South Coast writers
  • Developing existing and new audiences for writers and writing
  • Valuing the distinct literary cultures of the South Coast and the inclusion of South Coast writers in Australian literary culture
  • Maintaining social inclusion, access, equity and the participation of the membership in all aspects of the Centre
  • Locating Australian writing within the Asia-Pacific context

​Aboriginal Consultation Team

  • Aunty Barbara Nicholson (Chair)
  • Judi Morison (Secretary)
  • Kellee Evans
  • Jo Buckskin
  • Sharon Twyford
  • Jim Everett
  • Mindal Rolet
  • Garry Jones

Committee of Management

  • Chair: Dr Sarah Nicholson
  • Vice Chair: Aunty Barbara Nicholson
  • Secretary: Brigid Colleary
  • Treasurer: Brigid Colleary (acting)
  • Judi Morison
  • Isabella Jacob-Brooks
  • Jill Ryan
  • Annette Loughlin-Smith
  • Richard Mohr
  • Helena Fox


    Staff

    Interim Director: Dr Sarah Nicholson
    Office Manager: Sandy Fussell
    Ngana Barangarai Literary Project Coordinator: Simon Luckhurst
    Project Officer: Adara Enthaler

    Interns

    Communications Intern: Dayle Beazley
    Writing Intern: Steven Wain

    Volunteers

    Southern Highlands Volunteer: Penny Bell