Upcoming Events & Workshops


Live and Local Program for 2018

Live and Local is coming to Wollongong again for 2018 on 5 May. We've got the event schedule for you right here, so get familiar, get your tickets, and get ready!

May 5, 2018 12:00:am Wollongong Town Hall

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Black Wallaby Writers' Night

At this annual event the South Coast Writers Centre presents a book launch of Dreaming Inside - Voices from Junee Correctional Centre. Readings from the Back Wallaby Writers Uncle John Muk Muk Burke and Aunty Barbara Nicholson.

May 3, 2018 06:00:pm Wollongong Art Gallery

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Rocket Readings

Rocket Readings is a lively poetry event that has become iconic in Wollongong over the years, hosted by MC Linda Godfrey: local writer and program coordinator of the Wollongong Writers Festival.

Apr 29, 2018 01:00:pm Wollongong Art Gallery

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Asia in a Few Words 2018

​Join us for a panel discussion with Linda Jaivin, Luise Guest and Laurens Tan about transcultural art, working across countries, and the narrative spaces of art and literature in the Asian Century.

Apr 7, 2018 01:30:pm Wollongong Art Gallery

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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 second Thursday, 4.00pm–5.30pm, at UOW Main Campus. By booking only.