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
Belonging to the Hunter Writers Centre is an essential part of my writing life. HWC provides information about upcoming competitions and other opportunities for writing. I enjoy meeting others who share my passion for writing and enjoy listening to their work. At workshops I have learnt new skills such as ePub and ways to vary and hone my writing. The HWC's partnership with the Newcastle Writers Festival allowed me to listen to a variety of authors and gain new perspectives on several writing genres.
- Member Brenda Proudfoot
Feedback from our members:
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
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
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
Having the Writers' Centre based at the Library makes so much sense. The location is perfect. I can now comfortably access it. Karen's leadership has the place thriving. We are spoilt for choice in terms of activities. The atmosphere is welcoming and encouraging. I particularly enjoy the Writers' days, where we read a story and explore the way in which the author has developed theme, then perhaps try out that style of writing ourselves. For someone who writes from the heart, bringing some thoughtful analysis to the process certainly allows for more craftspersonship.
- Member Bev Henwood
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