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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.

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 Copyright Council (ACC) is an independent non-profit organisation that provides information, advice and training about copyright in Australia. The ACC represent the peak bodies for professional artists and content creators working in Australia’s creative industries and Australia’s major copyright collecting societies. ACC also produces publications, does research, and makes submissions on copyright policy issues.

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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Bendigo Regional FAW

The Bendigo Regional Branch of the Fellowship of Australian Writers is a group of writers who provide a source of friendship and advice. Published and unpublished writers are among the members. The group offers a support system for suggestions and encouragement. A Christmas celebration luncheon is arranged for December. Notices are sent for meetings.

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Bendigo TAFE delivers vocational training, education and assessment services to over 10,000 students every year. Students have a range of flexible study options available to them - full-time, part-time, off-campus, in your home or work place. Programs are available to suit senior secondary level, school leavers, mature age students, international students and people upgrading their skills as part of their employer’s own training program.

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Bendigo Writers Festival aims to provide a forum to meet and talk about books and writing, and, mostly, to enjoy the conviviality of a festival set in View Street, Bendigo.

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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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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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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To celebrate 95 years, the Fellowship Australian Writers Queensland is holding a writing competition. The categories include poems of up to 60 lines, haiku, short stories of up to 2,000 words, flash fiction of up to 250 words and articles of up to 2,000 words.

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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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The Katharine Susannah Prichard (KSP) Writers' Centre was established in 1985 to promote and nurture West Australian writing and writers, and continue the memory of Katharine Susannah Prichard. The Centre achieves this by presenting a rich literary program each year that includes Writers In Residence (including international), workshops, writing groups, guest speakers, competitions and self contained writers' retreat accommodation.

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Meets monthly, mostly at Belgrave Regional Library. Meetings focus on workshopping and celebrating members’ writing activities and achievements. Holds annual professional development workshops (open to invited participants) and writing retreats. Main aim is to support, motivate and celebrate each other's writing aspirations. Interested persons are welcome to contact the group.

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Marion Writers

Marion Writers offers critiques, encouragement and inspiration to all members. Each member emails up to 1500 words to all other members a week prior to each meeting, and at the meeting honest constructive criticism, written and oral, is exchanged to promote the development and enjoyment of creative writing, concepts and techniques. Member positions are limited. After each meeting we adjourn for lunch at the cafe in the centre.

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Students have plenty of scope to find and discover their passions by selecting from a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate programs. The University offers unique programs, flexible undergraduate and postgraduate study and teaching excellence.

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