tag: Hardcopy Development Program

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 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 February 22, 2017 by ACT Writers Centre

Open for Applications: 2017 HARDCOPY Development Program

Nigel Featherstone Are you an emerging Australian writer and have a non-fiction work in progress? Perhaps it is a biography of someone famous (or not so famous)? Or you have had an especially eventful life? Or there is a topic that you would love to explore for the benefit of others? How would you go […]

Posted on September 13, 2016 by ACT Writers Centre

Day Two: HARDCOPY Intro2Industry 2016

By Serina Huang Day two of HARDCOPY’s Intro2Industry began with a presentation about everything a writer needs to know about social media, delivered by digital marketing and social media consultant—and author—Patrick Lenton. Patrick advised a genuine and minimalist approach of building engagement through a quality website and Facebook author page, rather than devoting oneself slavishly […]

Posted on September 12, 2016 by ACT Writers Centre

Day One: HARDCOPY Intro2Industry 2016

By Serina Huang On Friday, I attended the first of the three-day Intro2Industry sessions, as part of HARDCOPY: a professional development program for Australian writers run by the ACT Writers Centre. HARDCOPY is awesome. Seriously awesome. I know this firsthand as last year I was privileged to be part of the 2015 nonfiction program. It has […]

Posted on June 16, 2015 by ACT Writers Centre

Cultural soft spot

Article from The Cringe The 2015 HARDCOPY program began last week, with esteemed editor Nadine Davidoff directing a series of workshops with the successful nonfiction applicants for this year’s program. In the same week, the e-journal Softcopy was launched, showcasing an anthology of fictional work from writers who participated in 2014’s inaugural HARDCOPY program. The Cringe spoke […]

Posted on February 18, 2015 by ACT Writers Centre

2015 HARDCOPY development program applications open

  What’s this all about? HARDCOPY is a professional development program that builds the capacities, resources and aptitudes committed emerging Australian writers need to reach their potential. By creating an environment that is educative, vigorous and nurturing, HARDCOPY: helps writers develop their projects towards full-length-manuscript status; significantly increases industry knowledge; facilitates relationships between writers and […]