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.
All current financial members of the Northern Rivers Writers' Centre are invited to attend the AGM on 10 March at 5.30pm.
This will be held in the NRWC office, Level 1 - 28 Jonson St, Byron Bay (above Witchery).
The extraordinary adventure of one man’s journey through the land of the nomads.
When: April 30
Where: Club Lennox, 10 Stewart Street, Lennox Head NSW 2478
Cost: $35, includes a 2 course dinner buy tickets here
The relationship between man and horse on the Eurasian steppe gave rise to asuccession of rich nomadic cultures. Among them were the Mongols of the thirteenth century – a small tribe, which, under the charismatic leadership of Genghis Khan,created the largest contiguous land empire in history.
Inspired by the extraordinary life nomads still lead today, Tim Cope embarked on a journey that hadn’t been successfullycompleted since those times: to travel on horseback across the entire length of the Eurasian steppe, from Karakorum, the ancient capital of Mongolia, through Kazakhstan,Russia, Crimea and the Ukraine to the Danube River in Hungary.
From horse-riding novice to travelling three years and 10,000 kilometres on horseback, accompanied by his dog Tigon, Tim learnt to fend off wolves and would-be horse thieves,and grapple with the extremes of the steppe as he crossed sub-zero plateaux, the scorching deserts of Kazakhstan and the high-mountain passes of the Carpathians.
Along the way, he was taken in by people who taught him the traditional ways and toldhim their recent history: Stalin's push for industrialisation brought calamity to the steepand forced collectivism that in Kazakhstan alone led to the loss of several millionlivestock and the starvation of more than a million nomads. Today Cope bears witness to how the traditional ways hang precariously in the balance in the post-Soviet world.
Tim Cope shares his epic adventure On the Trail of Genghis Khan at Club Lennox and introduces us to Tigon, his dog that accompanied him on his journey.
Co-Presented with LAB
NRWC Member Free Sessions
When: Thursday, 26 March, 6pm-7.30pm
Where: NRWC Office, Level 1, 28 Jonson Street, Byron Bay
Cost: Members free Non Members $10 reserve a place or buy a ticket
Ever wanted to know how to go about starting and running a Writing Group? Local authors Sarah Armstrong and Jesse Blackadder will take us through actual examples of how they give feedback and what they've learnt about creating a constructive atmosphere in the group. In addition they’ll provide practical steps for creating and running a group, and where a group might run into trouble.