HARDCOPY


Posted on May 21, 2019 by ACT Writers Centre

Bodies of Men celebrated at packed launch

The Street Theatre bulged at the seams on Thursday 16 May, as author, HARDCOPY program coordinator and much-loved Canberra arts advocate, Nigel Featherstone, launched his brand new novel.


Posted on March 11, 2019 by ACT Writers Centre

HARDCOPY Q&A with Karen Wyld: ‘writer’ is now my main occupation

Karen Wyld lives in SA but her grandmother’s country (Martu) is in the Pilbara (WA). She is a freelance writer, author and consultant. Her debut novel, When Rosa Came Home, was short-listed for the 2015 SA People’s Choice Award, and her draft manuscript, Where the Fruit Falls, was short-listed in the 2017 Richell Prize. Karen was the inaugural recipient of HARDCOPY’s First Nations Australia Writers’ Network Scholarship, in 2018. She reflects on her HARDCOPY experience, and how it helped her see she had ‘a story worth fighting for’.


Posted on March 7, 2019 by ACT Writers Centre

HARDCOPY Q&A with Shu-Ling Chua: ‘Most importantly, I grew in confidence’

Shu-Ling Chua is a Melbourne-based writer whose work focusses on culture, femininity and growing up. She was shortlisted in the 2018 Woollahra Digital Literary Award, highly commended in the 2017 Feminartsy Memoir Prize and selected for the 2015 HARDCOPY manuscript development program. As she finds success and acclaim with her essay collections, Shu-Ling reflects on the way her experience with HARDCOPY has shaped her path as a writer.


Posted on November 1, 2018 by ACT Writers Centre

A rounded writer: What it’s like to be forged in the fires of HARDCOPY

By Jen Seyderhelm. From feeling like the lurking impostor in the room, to proudly donning the title of ‘Writer’, 2017 Hardcopier and 2018 Hardcopy blogger, Jen Seyderhelm, shares what she gained from this rich writing and publishing development program. (Hint, if you look carefully at this piece, you’ll see Jen’s had a little fun spelling […]


Posted on March 4, 2018 by ACT Writers Centre

10 Reasons You Should Apply for HARDCOPY 2018: Industry Edition

You’ve heard plenty of reasons from us to apply for HARDCOPY 2018—access opportunities, a digital stream, connections with the writing and publishing industry, chats with writers, and more. But just in case you’re not quite convinced, we thought we’d let some of our favourite industry movers and shakers share their experiences with the program. This […]


Posted on January 19, 2018 by ACT Writers Centre

HARDCOPY program receives Australia Council funding for 2018-2019

Some very exciting news to kick off the new year here at the ACT Writers Centre… The ACT Writers Centre has received two years of funding (2018-2019) for their year-long HARDCOPY program from The Australia Council for the Arts. The Australia Council for the Arts has funded the Centre’s highly regarded program since 2014, but […]