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Posted on November 2, 2018 by ACT Writers Centre

Venus in Fur: ‘Real’ Women and the Male Gaze

By Amy Walters Amy saw Venus In Fur at the Street Theatre in late August. The play was written by David Ives and was first performed in 2010. The Street’s production was directed by Caroline Stacey, and starred Joanna Richards and Craig Alexander. As Hannah Gadbsy pointed out in her ABC television series Nakedy Nudes, […]


Posted on March 21, 2018 by ACT Writers Centre

Celebrating Member Milestones

It’s time to once again celebrate the successes of our members! Congratulations to all from the team at the ACT Writers Centre. Alison Booth Alison’s new novel A Perfect Marriage was published by RedDoor and launched at the Essex Book Festival. Mark Butz Mark has had a local history book published with the Woodlands and Wetlands […]


Posted on March 8, 2018 by ACT Writers Centre

21 More Reasons to Apply for HARDCOPY 2018: Alumni Edition

From new access opportunities to manuscript development to connecting with the publishing industry, there are plenty of reasons to apply for HARDCOPY 2018! But we thought we’d share a few more, this time via our past participants. This year, the program is more accessible than ever with a new First Nations Writers Scholarship, in partnership […]


Posted on November 30, 2017 by ACT Writers Centre

Us Mob: Launch of Too Deadly and ACT Leadership Book

On Tuesday 21 November, a small crowd gathered at the Belconnen Arts Centre.  They were treated to not one but two book launches.  Too Deadly: Our Voice, Our Way, Our Business was developed by Us Mob Writing Group.  A Pocketful of Leadership in First Nations Australia Communities edited by Kerry Reed-Gilbert was the second publication […]


Posted on October 27, 2017 by ACT Writers Centre

Q&A with Anna Snoekstra

Canberra-born (now Melbourne-based) author Anna Snoekstra is headed back to the capital next week, for the launch of her new novel Little Secrets. Anna took the time to give us an insight into her process and practice, and set the scene for the book… Tell us about the inspiration for your new book Little Secrets. […]


Posted on October 23, 2017 by ACT Writers Centre

Horror (and Halloween) With Kaaron Warren

Canberra-based author Kaaron Warren has been publishing horror and science fiction for more than 20 years. We caught a brief chat with her ahead of her forthcoming workshop (and Halloween!)… Do you have any Halloween reads you’d recommend, and do you have a dream literary Halloween costume? I’ve just finished Adrian Barnes’ Nod, which was brilliant. […]


Posted on June 17, 2016 by ACT Writers Centre

Taking 5 with Dr Pippa Carron

This week we ask workshop tutor, Dr Pippa Carron, five questions about writing and editing. Pippa is teaching two upcoming workshops at the Writers Centre: Grammar and Punctuation Primer for Fiction and Nonfiction Writers and Focus on Stylistics. Check our website for more information and to get involved.  Can you briefly describe your writing and editing career? […]


Posted on May 19, 2016 by ACT Writers Centre

Welcome to our FOUR new Bloggers in Residence

A big welcome to our newest Capital Letter’s Bloggers in Residence: Penny Hanley, Rosalind Moran, Nalini Haynes and Sophie Constable.  We had so many wonderful applications this round, that we’ve opened the position up to four bloggers, who will bring you a whole bunch of wonderful articles over the next six months. Have a peruse below […]


Posted on March 8, 2016 by ACT Writers Centre

Q&A with Sam Hawke, 2014 HARDCOPY Alumnus

HARDCOPY is a unique, national professional development program run by the ACT Writers Centre that helps build the capacities, aptitudes and resources committed Australian writers need in order to reach their potential. In 2014, the program debuted with 30 emerging fiction writers who were enthusiastic about their projects, and embraced the opportunities the program provided. […]


Posted on March 3, 2016 by ACT Writers Centre

Taking 5 with Short Story Extraordinaire, Theresa Layton

Theresa Layton is an award winning author who lives and works in Canberra as a facilitator, professional writer and consultant in law courts. Theresa is hosting a workshop series at the ACT Writers Centre, Focus on the Short Story, for short story writers at all levels, starting 30 March 2016. In this installment of Taking 5, Theresa gives […]


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