If you had to conjure up in your mind the perfect place to write, you’d have to think hard to go past the Darwin Botanic Gardens (although, these things are very subjective).
NT Writers’ Centre is proud to extend an amazing opportunity for all NT writers outside Darwin – a 3 week residency in Eco House, Darwin Botanic Gardens, to polish off that writing project you’re always meaning to finish. Peace. Quiet. Beautiful surrounds. Few distractions.
We have now opened for expressions of interest for a residency, 8-29 August: writers are welcome to propose any form of residency they prefer. For example, we are open to more than one writer taking residence.
There will be a hosting element – using the Botanic Gardens as a venue to engage with other writers. In previous years this has taken the form of a reading in the Moonlit Garden. This year the residence has the added benefit of coinciding with the Darwin Festival, so we will seek to host this event in partnership with the festival.
Your EOI should include:
– your current project
– goals for your project during the residency
– max 5 pages example of your work
– proposed event you would like to facilitate
– any other variations you would like to propose e.g. additional people, events, requirements etc
Please call us if you would like to discuss this opportunity further, and submit your proposal to firstname.lastname@example.org
NT Writers’ have a great new project reconstructing the set of the 1971 Australian psycho-thriller Wake in Fright.
Just kidding. But we are looking for furniture donations from in or around Darwin. The reason does involve an outback town, nothing menacing though!.. big reveal soon.
If you can help us out, we’d love to hear from you! We are looking for: a bed base and mattress, fridge, outdoor and indoor table and chairs, stove, pots and pans, sheets, TV, stereo, lamps…
If you can help us out, please email email@example.com
This may be a little hard to stomach from someone as dashing and successful as Hemingway however, in light of the sentiment, we are excited to invite writers in Alice Springs to the revival of CAW – Central Australian Writers, with the first meeting taking place June 30.
Bring your pens and paper, and perhaps a ‘first draft,’ to an informal and open writers meeting to discuss your work, meet other writers, get some feedback, and share stories. All genres. All Welcome.
CAW – Central Australian Writers
Last Tuesday of the month
Confucius Palace Dumpling
Shop 10/63 Todd Mall
Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org (so we can give the lovely people at the Confucius Palace Dumpling a heads up!)
Open to all, the Workshop is ideal for anyone with an interest in screenwriting regardless of experience.
The Workshop will be held over 2 movie length sessions, approximately 1hr 20min each.
Session 1: Introducing Story Structure: 3 acts or 4 Acts? What are Plot points? Structure is not a formula but a natural sequence that can be seen in any popular story.
Session 2: Exploring Story Structure to existing, well-known films/stories to demonstrate the ‘universatility’ of story structure and help in constructing new stories.
All participants will leave with a copy of the SCOPE template for future use in story structuring, a logline for their project and a better understanding of story structure.
Where: NT Writer’s Centre, Frog Hollow Conference Room, 56 McMinn St, Darwin
When: Saturday 4th July 1pm – 4pm
For more information and to book please call 0410215911 or register online.
Our thanks to Screen Territory and the NT Writers’ Centre for their support.
Puzzled about how to apply for funding for an arts or literary project?
Overwhelmed by the grant application process?
In this workshop, the talented Mary Anne Butler takes participants through the process of writing a clear and concise artistic rationale for a grant application.
Topics covered include: addressing the question directly, use of sub-headings and dot points, how to present a clear project vision, knowing your audience (funding body research), amassing suitable support material, using positive language, and selling your vision.
NB: This workshop touches on grant budgetary matters but does NOT cover budgets in intricate detail.
Target audience: Independent artists (all genres), and arts organisations.
We’re excited to announce that Eye of the Storm 2015 is back on track, with Dani Powell taking the reins as festival program co-ordinator.
Block out the dates in your diary and start booking travel if you don’t live in Alice!
Eye of the Storm – writing, culture and ideas at the heart of the country
Writers and storytellers come together under the 2015 theme Finding Home.
Thurs 17 to Sun 20 September, 2015
Presented by NT Writers’ Centre