Grieve Competition

February 19, 2018

What our members say

“The Newcastle Poetry Prize, co-ordinated by Hunter Writers Centre, is the jewel every poet would love to claim.”

Jean Kent

Poet, past Newcastle Poetry Prize judge and HWC member for 16 years

“Hunter Writers Centre has become the inspiration and anchor for all my writing ideas and projects. If you’re a writer, it’s the best $49.50 you’ll ever spend.”

Holly Bruce

Short story writer, winner of the Newcastle Herald short story competition 2017 & 2018

“I’ve learned a great deal from the course presenters and from listening to other members' writing.”

Christopher Hardwick


“After forty years working in advertising, joining HWC has made me appreciate how much writing is the richest and most rewarding creative pursuit. ”

Graham Davidson

Writer and children's book illustator

“Writing is often a solitary pursuit and the Hunter Writers Centre provides contact with other writers and a diverse range of opportunities to further your writing journey. ”

Anthony Wood

Screen and prose writer

“Through Hunter Writers Centre I’ve met good writers and interesting people, often at the same time. ”

Clark Gormley

Poet and performer

2017Newcastle Poetry PrizeNews
December 18, 2017

Newcastle Poetry Prize Winners 2017

First prize: $15 000 Lucy Williams the crows in town Second prize: $5,000 Shari Kocher Forty Desert Days and Nights and White Third prize: $1,000 Judith Beveridge Suddhodana Commended Awards: Debi Hamilton Sleeping Beauty Lessons Local Award: Kit Kelen a field guide to Australian clouds (prolegomenon) Harri Jones Memorial Prize (for…

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