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.
The LitLink Residential Fellowships and The LitLInk Unpublished Manuscript Award are supported by Arts NSW, Byron Bay Writers Festival & Varuna the National Writers House.
For writers of fiction and narrative non-fiction living in regional NSW and the greater Sydney area.
Closing date: 30 April 2014
A LitLink Residential Fellowship offers writers of fiction and narrative non-fiction living in regional NSW and the greater Sydney area a two-week creative residency at Varuna the National Writers House in the beautiful Blue Mountains, NSW.
The Fellowship includes full board and accommodation at Varuna including a prepared evening meal, uninterrupted time to write in your own private studio, the companionship of your fellow writers and the opportunity to receive feedback on your work from a Varuna Consultant. Varuna awards five Litlink Fellowships to writers living in regional NSW each year. A Writer applying for a Litlink Fellowship, who has a complete unpublished manuscript, may also chose to enter their work into the Litlink Unpublished Manuscript Award (conditions apply).
The winner of The LitLink Unpublished Manuscript Award receives a VIP pass to the Byron Bay Writers Festival and feedback on their full manuscript from a Varuna Consultant. The winner of the Award is publicly announced each year at the Byron Bay Writers Festival.
For full details and to apply go to CLICK HERE
or call VARUNA: (02) 4782 5674
Four emerging writers have been selected to spend an intensive week under the mentorship of novelist Marele Day. The mentorship is one of the key programs of the Northern Rivers Writers’ Centre. The judges said that the field was very strong this year and congratulated the finalists for the quality of their work. The writers will spend the 5-9 May at Byron Bay Farmstay fine tuning their work.
This year’s mentees and their manuscripts are:
Zacharey Jane - The Patchwork Man
Diana Jarman- Ollie and PompeyTwo
Polly Jude - Breathe
Susan Reynolds - The Art of Red Mud