Upcoming Events & Workshops

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New Young Writers Group with Helena Fox

The South Coast Writers Centre is excited to offer a new Young Writers Group — for writers aged 11-14 — run by author and creative writing mentor, Helena Fox. Helena has been mentoring young writers in the Wollongong area for over ten years and is also the facilitator of the Young Writers Program at the South Coast Writers Centre.

Aug 23, 2019 04:00:pm University of Wollongong

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Online Poetry Masterclass with Ron Pretty (2019)

The South Coast Writers Centre is presenting a 10-week poetry workshop course, run exclusively online and facilitated by award-winning poet Ron Pretty. Receive personalised feedback over email every week, and watch your work get better and better.

Jul 15, 2019 09:00:am Online

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Creative Writing Workshop: The Mysterious Craft of Ghostwriting with Jeff Apter

​This workshop introduces the many aspects of ghostwriting. Jeff Apter will be drawing on his own experiences, citing the projects he has ‘ghosted’. Also, attendees can bring questions about the process, and familiarise his work. It would be good to bring along a ‘wishlist’ of subjects for whom they’d like to ‘ghost’, with explanations of why.

Jul 6, 2019 01:00:pm Wollongong Library 41 Burelli Street Wollongong, NSW 2500

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Creative Writing Workshop: Plotting Your Novel with Alyssa Montgomery

No matter the genre or level of experience, Alyssa J Montgomery will lead you through some simple and reliable tools that's easy to follow. Based on her personal experience this workshop aims to help prevent you stalling through a story. Alyssa will also touch on characterisation and the drivers of a novel - goal, motivation and conflict.

Jun 15, 2019 01:00:pm Wollongong Library 41 Burelli Street Wollongong, NSW 2500

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SCWC Annual General Meeting 18 May 2019

At the upcoming Annual General Meeting, we will be discussing the events and goals of last year, and the SCWC's direction this year and in the future.

May 18, 2019 12:00:pm Room G020, Building 19, University of Wollongong

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Regular Workshops

Black Wallaby Indigenous Writers Group
Contact the Centre for more details.

Playing With Drafts
Meet fortnightly on Mondays, from 4pm to 5.30pm, at UOW Main Campus.

Inspiraciones Literarias: Spanish-Speaking Writers
Meet every Tuesday, 10am–12.30pm, at UOW Main Campus, Building 19, Room G022B.

Keira Fiction Writers
Meet the first Wednesday of the month, from 1pm–2.30pm, at Wollongong Central Library Theatrette, Burelli Street.

Poetry With Bite
Word Salad event. Poetry appreciation group. Meet every second Wednesday of the month, 6.00pm–8.00 pm, at the Philanthropy Tribe Book Cafe, 151 Crown St, Wollongong.

Poetry Writing Group
Meet every second Thursday of every month, 1.00pm-3.00pm, at Turkish Paradise Cafe, Crown St, Wollongong.

Top Floor Poets
Meet every Tuesday, 8.30am, at Coniston. This group welcomes all poets and poetry.

Young Writers Collective
Meet every Monday, 4.00pm–6.00pm, at UOW Main Campus. By booking only.