July 2017

There are a few festivals taking place around NSW this July, starting with the NSWWC’s own Speculative Fiction Festival happening on the 22nd of this month. If you live further out from Sydney, you might want to check out the Southern Highlands Writers’ Festival in...

June 2017

Each month the NSW Writers’ Centre staff share what we’ve been reading. This month we’ve been inspired by authors who appeared at the Sydney Writers’ Festival, with Ivan Coyote’s Tomboy Survival Guide and Julie Koh’s Portable Curiosities....

Leah Kaminsky on writing the body

Leah Kaminsky is a physician and award-winning writer. Her debut novel, The Waiting Room, won the prestigious Voss Literary Prize. She is poetry and fiction editor at the Medical Journal of Australia. Her book We’re all Going to Die has been described as...

Shelly Unwin

Shelly Unwin, an up-and-coming children’s book author, is our feature writer for this month’s Spotlight On. Shelly grew up in England surrounded by animals and a feisty palomino pony. She was the middle child of three and had eleven foster siblings (though not all at...