Applications open!

    We're excited to announce that 2015 is the year of nonfiction for our HARDCOPY development program.

    HARDCOPY is open to all emerging Australian writers of nonfiction who are serious about their practice and have a project in development.

    Expressions of interest close 4pm Friday 13 March 2015

    Find all of the details here.

    HARDCOPY has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.



Events & Workshops

Debbie Richardson Get Motivated to Write with Debbie Richardson

10am–4pm Sunday 15 March

To succeed takes patience, persistence, and passion. But how do we stay patient, persistent, and passionate throughout our long and often lonely writing journey?

Debbie Richardson writes speculative fiction as D L Richardson. Her first short story was published in 2005, and she has had four more short stories published, four novels, one short story anthology, and a novella. She is currently working on a four book series.

Kate Forsyth

Building Castles in the Air: A Creative Writing Masterlcass with Kate Forsyth

10am–4pm Saturday 11 April

When we write a story, we are opening a door into a fictional world. We want that fictional construct to feel real to the reader. We want them to be totally absorbed in the story we have created. But what tools do we need to create such a vivid and believable world?

Kate Forsyth is the internationally bestselling and award-winning author of thirty books, ranging from picture books to poetry to novels for both children and adults.

George Dunford Writing for the Web with George Dunford

10am–4pm Saturday 18 April

In this full-day masterclass you'll go beyond the buzzwords to understand how your writing can become web content—findable, amplified across social media and different devices, and effective online.

George Dunford has been working on web content for over 10 years for Lonely Planet, ABC, Yahoo!7 and The Wheeler Centre. He’s taught online writing for RMIT University, CAE and Writers Victoria.

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