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NSW: Newcastle Writers Festival


When: April 7, 2017 @ 12:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Where: Cummings Room, Newcastle City Hall, 290 King St, Newcastle NSW 2300, Australia

The Newcastle Writers Festival began in 2013 and shines the spotlight on local and national literary talent across all genres. This year, the event celebrates its fifth anniversary with its biggest program yet – 85[…]

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NSW: How To Pitch


When: March 28, 2017 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Where: Arthouse Hotel, 275 Pitt St, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia

Join Shane Brennan for a session on how to get your ideas down to an interesting, exciting, well-communicated pitch that will make producers and broadcasters pay attention. When: Tuesday 28 March 2017, 10 am until 1 pm Networking luncheon[…]

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Australian Writers’ Guild unveils new tagline


March 16, 2017

Thursday 16 March 2017 The Australian Writers’ Guild is excited to announce our new tagline: Protecting and Promoting Writers’ Rights – on Screen, on Stage, on Air. The new tagline is the result of a competition launched late last year, in which members were asked to think about a phrase that cuts to the heart […]

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Writers plot convincing victory


March 7, 2017

On a beautiful day for cricket at St Kilda’s picturesque Peanut Farm oval, the team from the Australian Writers’ Guild collaborated well to craft a win over the actors from the Media Entertainment and Arts Alliance, to claim back the Credit. The writers set the high-scoring tone early, with opening pair John Pace and Shane […]

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NSW Write Night: Dialogue on dialogue


When: March 23, 2017 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Where: Harlequin Inn, 152-156 Harris St, Pyrmont NSW 2009, Australia

Additional tickets to this event have now sold out. HEAR THE EXPERTS TALK THE TALK ON WRITING THE TALK   When: Thursday 23 March, 6.30 pm for a 7 pm start Where: Harlequin Inn, Upstairs,[…]

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A great incentive to get reading Aussie plays from @griffintheatre Griffin Theatre : Script Club 2017 https://t.co/ZZS6OIOX98

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A great read on last year's Feature Film Original AWGIE Award winner Ali's Wedding, written by Andrew Knight and Osamah Sami, which you can catch at the Sydney Film Festival this June!

Hungry to write your next play but can't get going? Fresh out of ideas? Check out our 8-wk course with Hilary Bell: https://t.co/uaf4wDqfd7

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Congratulations to everyone nominated for #stkildafilmfest. We're excited to be sponsoring the Best Screenplay Awar… https://t.co/NA3VnjYz8f

Showrunners Share the Worst Advice They've Gotten and Best Advice They Give https://t.co/zZVX6S12Ma https://t.co/7qAKtUeTSE

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The interactive writing panel we did for the Australian Writers Guild (@AWG_1) in Sydney is up if you’re interested: https://t.co/DMXudyIDsw

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The Federal Government has today announced its review of Australian and Children’s Screen Content https://t.co/2z0kCtp6X0

How Leah Purcell went from C-average student to $140,000 prize-winning playwright https://t.co/3uDIOz1YAD

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Diversity on stage: who's afraid of color-blind casting? https://t.co/7o65FweXkq

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Congratulations to all AWG members who won and were shortlisted for the NSW Premiere's Literary Awards! https://t.co/5AHs3XpGSE

Congratulations to Shelley Birse on winning the 2017 Betty Roland Prize for Scriptwriting! https://t.co/3SfRBasPD6

Congratulations to Leah Purcell on winning the 2017 Nick Enright Prize for playwriting! https://t.co/S8OpophTnu

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A big congratulations to Guild members Leah Purcell and Shelley Birse on winning awards at last night's NSW Premiere's Literary Awards!

SUNSET STRIP – Love, family dysfunction & prosthetic breasts. On @griffintheatre 14 June – 1 July. Get tickets:… https://t.co/GADP40Dur2

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Sydney friends make sure you check out AWG member Suzie Miller's upcoming play SUNSET STRIP at Griffin Theatre Company this June! The Uncertainty Principle & Griffin Independent present Suzie Miller’s SUNSET STRIP – a play about love, sisterhood and making the best of a shitty situation. 14 June – 1 July Griffin Theatre Company Info at:

The Drover’s Wife is the first play to win Book of the Year #NSW #PremiersLitAwards. Enjoy this thank you message b… https://t.co/ftysq6XTlT

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2017 Betty Roland Prize for Scriptwriting is shared by joint winner Down Under by @AbeForsythe (Riot Film Pty Ltd) #NSW #PremiersLitAwards

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We chatted to @LallyKatz about #mtcMinnieLiraz, writing family and friends into plays and meeting Miley Cyrus. https://t.co/LA1RoSZbc9

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This week #GTCRice playwright Michele Lee is taking over the Grif-instagram from the rehearsal room! https://t.co/UDq1WnuycH

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Part two airs tonight!

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With text by AWG member Hilary Bell, SEVEN STORIES combines music, storytelling and film in a powerful world premiere that is at once visceral, engaging, funny and otherworldly. City Recital Hall, 3 June 7:30pm.

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Congrats to our member Ben Young - his first feature will be available in selected cinemas in Syd, Melb and Hobart from June 1. We have some double passes to a preview screening in Sydney this wed at 7pm at Dendy Newtown! Email olga@awg.com.au by COB today

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WA: Come see the new office, meet the team and network with peers and the industry. 6pm, Thur, 1st June!

Congratulations @MireilleJuchau and Alana Valentine, awarded the 2017 Charles Perkins Centre Writers in Residence https://t.co/7vEdnOWzUx

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Congratulations to AWG member Stephen Irwin! Thank you Rae Johnston for the article

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Part one of Oscar nominee and Guild member Luke Davies's story airs tonight. A remarkable story not to be missed! #AustralianStory

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If you missed it in Sydney, here it is - our first Games and Interactive Event via podcast! Enjoy!

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Congratulations Darlene!

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'Ali's Wedding' last year's AWGIE winner in Feature Film - Original - by Andrew Knight and Osamah Sami - trailer has been released! Take a look.

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#FairGoFairfax #SaveTheSMH

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RSVP now as places are limited!

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An interesting read. Thank you Screen Australia for publishing it.

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Meet Louise Fox and Vicki Madden next week in Melbourne!

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