Australia has a rich landscape of literary festivals.

This week saw the fantastic National Indigenous Writers & Educators Conference 2011 at Wollongong. Black&Write! representatives report NIWEC was well-represented by indigenous writers and industry professionals from around Australia, and gave rise to many interesting debates about best practices to develop and promote indigenous writers.

This weekend, writers will be heading to the Bundaberg WriteFest  to particpate in panel discussions and workshops covering topics from storytelling in game design, through to publishing SF in Oz, and understanding what makes villains tick…

Here at AWM, we are busy working in partnership with writers festivals around Australia to deliver another annual series of professional development events. This is our chance to bring industry professionals from all aspects of writing and publishing into conversation with writers looking to develop and find the best outlets for their work.

It’s always an exciting job to plan these events, reflecting on current industry issues and inviting leading experts and practitioners to shape workshops that bring the most relevant and useful information – on everything from working with editors to connecting with audiences, with a special focus on current opportunities. Basically, we aim to hold your hand while we blow your mind!

So we are very interested to know – what would you like to learn this year to advance your writing career?

pic of a brain exploding with light

[photo by prairiekitten]



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