The Northern Rivers Writers’ Centre is a full-time centre that provides resources, information and literary activities for writers and readers. The Writers’ Centre is a non-profit, incorporated organisation receiving core funding from Arts NSW. We are member-based with a membership of more than 700 individuals and organisations. The Centre offers a year-round program of workshops, seminars and events as well as the annual Byron Bay Writers Festival.
The NRWC Mentorship Program also offers an opportunity for emerging writers to work closely with a professional mentor to develop their work and improve their publishing opportunities.
As a regional writers’ centre, we are responsible for promoting Australian literature and enhancing the skills of writers and readers in the Northern Rivers of NSW and beyond. The region we cover stretches from Taree to Tweed Heads and west to Kyogle.
Byron Writers Festival would like to congratulate the following four selected participants for the 2016 Residential Mentorship, listed in no particular order.
Colleen O’Brien, River People
Christine Tondorf, Lure
Margot Duell, My Naked Life
Sally Colin-James, Cloud Mountain in a Lake of Air
Thank you to everyone who applied, the field was very competitive this year many of the submissions showed considerable promise.
Thank you to everyone who applied to the 2016 Books-to-Screen program. We received a strong field of potential adaptation projects as part of the application process, with a diverse range of stories and genres being represented.
Following a tiered assessment process, we would like to offer our congratulations to the following three authors and their books, listed below in no particular order.
Two Wolves by Tristan Bancks
Losing Kate by Kylie Kaden
Listen by Kate Veitch
These authors have been selected to progress to the next stage of the Books-to-Screen program, details of which can be found on the Screenworks Northern Rivers website screenworks.com.au
The Northern Rivers Writers' Centre AGM was held on Wednesday 9 March 2016. Here are the links for the reports presented:
MEMBER SURVEY REPORT 2015
Thank you to all our members that took the time to complete the survey.