Hunter Writers Centre is a not-for-profit incorporated organisation established in 1995 and is the region’s leading literary centre committed to developing and supporting the artistic and professional development of aspiring, emerging and established writers.
Feedback from our members:
I just want to say thank you for those classes I was lucky enough to attend on Wednesday mornings. I liked having to write short, short stories of 500 words, something I haven’t done before, at least not consciously. It was a challenge and I very much enjoyed it, also the company of other writers. I look forward to other writing adventures with the Hunter writers.
- Member Willie Southgate
I've really enjoyed being part of the writers' group, even though my stories aren't perfect. I've wanted to attend for such a long time and it's helped me be more creative. My mind doesn't stop thinking of stories or phrases and I have to stop my mind before I go to bed so I can sleep. - Member Kathy Soper
HWC has been important to my writing life: its newsletters and resources regarding publishing opportunities; its recent café showcase project; its exciting ventures in the last year into social media, with a lively website and inviting Facebook page. The Newcastle Poetry Prize, co-ordinated by Hunter Writers Centre and awarded by the University of Newcastle is on the literary map of Australia and, through this prize, Newcastle is now known worldwide for its championing of poetry. The Newcastle Poetry Prize is the jewel every poet would love to claim.
- Jean Kent (member for 16 years)
and 2013 judge of the Newcastle Poetry Prize
"I am excited about all the writing that is happening in Newcastle."
- Gabrielle Clover Member of HWC and winner of the 2013 Grieve Writing Competition as voted by the public
I have received valuable assistance in developing my writing skills which has helped me progress towards my goal of becoming a published author. The HWC is an invaluable community resource, providing learning, information and networking opportunities that strengthen the art of creative and other forms of written communication within the Hunter Region.- Member Lucy Woollard
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