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ACT Writers Centre

The ACT Writers Centre promotes writing-based culture and supports the rights and interests of writers throughout the ACT and region. The Centre also acts as an information and liaison centre for writers, publishers, and educational institutions. Members have access to the resource library, meeting room, and office equipment. The Centre publishes a monthly magazine with regional and national information on literary events and opportunities.

APWT Conference

APWT welcomes all established and emerging writers, poets, screenwriters, translators, as well as literary agents, publishers and teachers of creative writing. This conference seeks to stimulate discussion and showcase new work that engages our audience. This year the conference offers two streams: a non-academic stream for panel presentations; and a stream for refereed academic papers.

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Asia Pacific Writers & Translators Inc. (APWT) is an incorporated not for profit association that promotes literature from the dynamic and culturally diverse Asia Pacific region. APWT exists to support the careers of writers from the region. Membership is open to established authors and emerging writers, literary translators, literary agents, publishers, teachers and students of creative writing, and screen writers.

International

Asialink is Australia's leading centre for the promotion of public understanding of the countries of Asia and of Australia's role in the region. We are a key provider of information, training and professional networks.

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Australia's premier literary magazine of review and comment. Publishes reviews, essays, commentary and new writing. Committed to highlighting the full range of critical and creative writing from around Australia.

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Whether you are looking to up-skill to improve your career prospects or are looking for an exciting new career opportunity, you will find a course to meet your needs in the Australian College's extensive course catalogue. Once you enrol, you not only get the course material but you will also get trainer guidance to help you through the course and answer any questions that you have. With over 100 courses on offer, Australian College will help meet your educational and career needs.

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The Australian Copyright Council is an independent, non-profit organisation. Founded in 1968, we represent the peak bodies for professional artists and content creators working in Australia’s creative industries and Australia’s major copyright collecting societies. They are advocates for the contribution of creators to Australia’s culture and economy; the importance of copyright for the common good. The Australian Copyright Council work to promote understanding of copyright law and its application, lobby for appropriate law reform and foster collaboration between content creators and consumers.

The Australian Historical Association is a national organisation of historians, academics, professionals and others, working in all fields of history. Its members number around 800, including universities, libraries and other affiliates.

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Formed to provide a public presence and point of contact for literary agents and their staff. Members of the association are required to adhere to the principles outlined in the code of practice.

The ASA promotes and protects the professional interests of Australian literary creators, setting minimum recommended rates of pay for authors and illustrators, providing information about minimum recommended terms for contracts for writers and illustrators and campaigning for author and illustrator rights to government and industry. The ASA also provides a contract assessment service, individual advice for members, mentorships, professional development events and awards.

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Directed to collectors of Australiana including fine and decorative arts. Most present new and original research on art, furniture, ceramics, silver, jewellery, books, architecture, fashion, photography, crafts and history.

Ballarat Regional FAW

The Ballarat Branch of the FAW meets most months (February-December) with four dinner meetings a year. A supportive group where writers meet to exchange and read work. Members write on a set topic each month (any form).

Ballarat Writers Inc

Ballarat Writers is a grass-roots organisation promoting local writing and writers in the Western Victorian region. They run members' nights, regular competitions and workshops.

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Barossa Writers

Barossa Writers is a dedicated group of writers who meet monthly to write and critique members' work. The group has published several anthologies and holds workshops with guest speakers. Members' interests include, but are not limited to, writing poetry, short stories, family history, fiction and children's stories.

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Brisbane Writers Festival is a five-day feast of reading, writing, books and ideas, unfolding across Brisbane  every September. Celebrate words, learn something new and challenge your ideas with a range of writer talks and feature events guaranteed to stir your senses. Develop your ideas with celebrated authors in Author+ masterclasses, while the kids enjoy our Word Play program, especially designed for young storytellers.

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Central Queensland University is a multi-campus institution serving regional Queensland and national/international markets. At CQUniversity, education and humanities courses are innovative and unique in their approach to learning. Whether you are looking to start your career, or widen and improve your employment prospects, CQUniversity can help you achieve your goals.

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The Copper Triangle Writer's Group is made up of around twenty friendly and diverse writers. New members are always welcome to the lively and entertaining meetings.

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Curtin University

Curtin University was one of the first universities in Australia to set up a Creative Writing program. Creative Writing graduates include Tim Winton, Simone Lazaroo and Deborah Robertson. The Professional Writing major was introduced in 2000 and has already developed an excellent reputation in the corporate and government sector, where many graduates are employed in corporate communications, speech writing, journalism and as freelancers. Our Literary and Cultural Studies program is also well known internationally.

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The focus is on teaching and research, inspired by engagement and partnerships, and taking every opportunity to link with those in the many communities they were established to serve. Research priorities focus on working towards solving real problems across the social, economical, physical and environmental spectrums.

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Editors Queensland

Association of publishing professionals, including editors, designers, illustrators, typesetters, proofreaders, desktop publishers and publishing consultants dedicated to excellence in publishing in Queensland. It has around 270 members. All welcome to meetings on the first Wednesday of the month. Seminars and workshops are held regularly. A Directory of Editorial Services is available on the website.

A group offering support, encouragement and constructive criticism of writing. Writers of all genres, beginners and experienced, welcome. General (assignment) meetings are held on the second Saturday of each month. Beforehand, writers are given reference material on a writing subject and an assignment. Novel and Short Story Critiquing meetings are held on the fourth Saturday of each month.

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The Fellowship of Australian Writers has branches in every state. Membership is open to those interested in writing. Our aims are to: endorse the growth of Australian writing; promote excellence in writing; encourage those interested in writing to join the Fellowship and enjoy the support of members; assist writers unable to attend branch meetings; and take the Fellowship into the 21st century.

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The Fellowship of Australian Writers has branches in every state. Membership is open to those interested in writing. The Tasmanian branch holds regular monthly meetings, conducts seminars and arranges lectures on various aspects of writing. Regular newsletters inform members of competitions and publishing opportunities. The Fellowship enables writers who often work in isolation to come together.

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The Fellowship of Australian Writers (FAW) is a subscription based, non-profit organisation for writers of all ages and levels of ability. Members receive 'The Australian Writers' magazine, writing advice and the opportunity to enter FAW's National Literary Awards, conducted each year. Members have access to readings and workshops where they can get feedback on their work through our network of regional branches.

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The Fellowship of Australian Writers has branches in every state. Membership is open to those interested in writing. Each month FAW WA host writing groups, book launches, author talks and poetry readings, as well as collaborations with our fellow Perth writers’ centres. FAW welcomes writers of all ages and genres to become part of our supportive community – aspiring, emerging and established writers all welcome.

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