NTWC Appoints New Executive Directors
Apr 7 – Apr 30 all-day

2015-04-07 11.06.54The NT Writers’ Centre is delighted to announce the appointment of Sally Bothroyd and Michelle Crowther as Co-Executive Directors. Sally is a former ABC journalist and aspiring novelist with an interest in animation, while Michelle brings a background in Government and wide experience in media ranging from reporting to documentary making. Together they take the helm as the NT Writers’ Centre enters an exciting new era.

Wild Words @ Happy Yess
Apr 30 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

_Events_Wild WordsThe NT Writers’ Centre farewells the wet season with April’s Wild Words.

Taking over as host and MC for the rest of the year will be Shankar Kasynathan, a writer and activist hailing from Melbourne. So bring along  your scribblings, get up on stage, and give Shankar a big welcome.


STARTING BLOCKS with Sandra Thibodeaux @ Conference Room, Frog Hollow
May 13 @ 6:00 pm – Jun 3 @ 8:00 pm

Wednesday evenings, 13 May – 3 June

Thinking of writing that novel at last? Got a film in you just waiting to come out? Always dabbled in poetry but haven’t been quite sure how to develop your craft?
This 4-week course will cover the basic skills, tools and approaches to writing in the creative genres. (Sessions can be booked individually.)

Week 1: Voice
Through writing exercises, we will uncover your voice and explore your strengths as a writer. We will also touch upon theme and premise.

Week 2: Character/Dialogue
Through models and exercises we will explore: characters and their needs; the character arc; relationships between characters; and effective dialogue.

Week 3: Plot/Structure
Through models and exercises we will learn how to create a character-driven plot that engages tension and resolution to provide a satisfying narrative for an audience.

Week 4: Description/Use of Senses
This class will actively draw upon your senses and imagination as we explore approaches to description.


photo by panosSandra Thibodeaux

Sandra Thibodeaux is a playwright and poet. She has written over a dozen plays that have been staged as part of festivals and broadcast on Radio National. Her latest plays include The Lion Tamer (winner of the 2012 Darwin Festival Script Award) and Mr Takahashi (and other falling secrets) (short-listed for the Patrick White Playwright’s Award). Sandra has published four books of poetry, the latest of these being DIRTY H2O (Mulla Mulla Press). In 2011, Sandra was Australian Poetry’s Poet-in-Residence.