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RWA Conference 2014
4 days. 30+ workshops. Over 300 writers, editors, agents and publishing industry professionals. One epic conference. Join us in Sydney with guest speakers; thriller writer and writing craft author, James Scott Bell, along with award-winning, best-selling romantic adventure author, Cherry Adair.
When: August 7-10 2014
Where: Novotel Sydney Olympic Park, Homebush
Keep an eye out for updates on the blog and website for more information.
Registration Fees for Members:
Professional Development Day
Friday Craft Workshop
Gala Awards Night:
Keeping Up Appearances
Are holding an event in March with three romance writers, Paula Roe, Amy Andrews and Ainslie Paton. Full details are located here. The event is being held in conjunction with Harlequin M&B and Escape Publishing and they are hoping to get a great audience so they can do more romance events in the future.
Anna will be giving a talk at the Mundijong Library at 6.30pm on Thursday March 27.
Writers Festivals 2014
Adelaide Writers Week
Newcastle Writers Festival
Sydney Writers Festival
Word Storm, Darwin
May 29–June 1
Bellingen Writers Festival
Mildura Writers Festival
Byron Bay Writers Festival
Melbourne Writers Festival
Brisbane Writers Festival
RWA Contest Season
Closing dates for the 2013-14 contest season:
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Writer’s Classes, Groups, Library Events & Workshops
Writers Victoria have some great courses lined up for 2014. Head over to their website for more information.
In Person Events
- Monday 3 March – Writers Forum: Industry Talk–Getting Noticed
- Tuesdays 4,11,18 & 25 March – E-Publishing Survival ~ David Henley
- Wednesday 12 March – Society of Women Writers NSW Literary Lunch
- Saturday 15 March – Girl Talk: Discovering the Essentials of Chick Lit ~ Anita Heiss
- Sunday 16 March – A Touch of Magic ~ Kate Forsyth
- Saturday 22 & Sunday 23 March – Essentials of Publishing~Amruta Slee and guests
- Coming Soon In May – Anne Gracie is presenting Romancing the Page at the NSW Writers’ Centre
Classes are run from Margie Lawson’s website using on-line teaching software used by universities. Take a cyber tour before you start your class and introduce yourself.
Affordable forum-style writing classes
A double Golden Heart finalist in 2006, Julie Rowe has been writing for over ten years. Julie teaches a variety of workshops and is the moderator of the Announce Online Classes email loop, which promotes online classes for writers.
To subscribe to the Announce online Classes email loop, send an email to: Announceonlinewritingclassesemail@example.com
Stephie has a useful chart on her site with information on upcoming contests for 2014.
Visit there website for a list of 2014 contests
Writers Reign have a list of short story competitions on their website