Join or renew your membership & receive a complimentary book!

    What’s your writing goal for 2017? If you want to develop your writing skills, consider becoming a member of the ACT Writers Centre. Members receive exclusive industry information, access to development courses, networking opportunities and the ACT Writers Centre magazine.

    Purchase a membership before December 15 to receive a complimentary book of your choice by Jack HeathSamantha Tidy or David Vernon (collection at the ACT Writers Centre). This includes all renewals of membership since November 20. Concession discounts also apply. 

    Once you renew/join email admin@actwriters.org.au with your book of choice:

Events & Workshops

Preparing Your Manuscript: An Editor's Tips with Phillip Berrie

10am–3pm Sunday 4 December

This workshop will give you the tips and techniques (some computer-based) to help make your manuscripts as accurate, consistent and professional as possible.

Phillip Berrie works as a freelance writer, copyeditor and proofreader. Phillip has also worked for a number of well-known Australasian speculative fiction authors (notably, Trudi Canavan and Glenda Larke), and he himself is a published author.

Christmas Party & Annual Awards Announcement

6pm Thursday 15 December

Join us for a relaxed, fun-filled evening to celebrate our 2016 ACT Writing & Publishing Award winners, the ACT Book of the Year announcement and the end of a wonderful year.

There will be a table of local author's books for sale with special thanks to Dymocks Belconnen, as well as music, wine and a silent auction.

Cost: $10 (+b.f.) member, $15 (+b.f.) non-member

Bookings are essential.

Plotting for Success with Scott Baker

10am–4pm Saturday 10 December

Learn to plot your story and maintain a compelling pace in this practical full day workshop with Scott Baker. All participants will recieve a copy of his bestselling action-thriller, The Rule of Knowledge

Scott Baker is the author of the twisted high paced novel, The Rule of Knowledge and Director of action sci-fi film, Blue World Order, set for international release in 2017. 



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