NYWM in Canberra

Ainslie and Gorman Arts Centres in partnership with Express Media is proud to present  Finding your words (in the Capital).

Grab some popcorn, your pen and join us at the Ainslie and Gorman Arts Centres for live screenings of 2 online sessions that are part of a series events for this years’ National Young Writers Month. Keep the inspiration flowing post-event and stay around for snacks and chats with established local writers about all the golden opportunities Canberra has to offer you, where writing can take you and how to get there.

The first live screening is Across State Lines on Thursday June 4

Do you know what’s going on in your own backyard? What about the other side of the country? Join seven young writers from around Australia to get the lowdown on writing activity in their area. Find out about the organisations, publications and opportunities you haven’t heard of before, and the challenges young writers face in their state. Featuring Canberra’s very own Lucy Nelson joined by Alex Griffin (WA), Sophie Overett (QLD), Emily Meller (NSW), Katerina Bryant (SA) and Caitlin Richardson (TAS), hosted by Kaitlyn Plyley (QLD).

After the first screening Ainslie + Gorman Arts Centres will be launching the very first Gorman Arts Centre Writing Challenge.


We’re asking you to think about all the wild, crazy and exciting events and projects that you would like to see at writing and arts festivals in Canberra and around Australia. Think beyond the reading or the panel discussion – imagine the future of the writers’ festival, collaborative, digital, experimental events that will challenge you and surprise the audience.

Conjure them up, then pitch them to local festival producers at our 2nd screening event, How to Festival as a Young Writer  as part of Express Media’s National Young writers’ Month program on June 25.


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